A few weeks back when we attended the Los Angeles Street Food Fest preview, they sent us off with a little goodie bag of related items. You had a KIND Bar, some spice rubs, OC Fair tickets, some Jarritos, and two Greenbar spirits. We mulled over what to do with them and immediately dinged, “Make a cocktail!!” Having a taste of each ingredient and rolling with the serendipity, we decided to mix the beverages given to us and add in some things we had lying around like it was a Chopped challenge. We ended up making a pretty sweet treat, too.
A week or two ago, we stopped into Buzz Downtown to get some wine. We were in a rosé mood so we grabbed one nice French that we were already aware of and grabbed another that had Los Angeles written predominately on the back of it. That made the bottle fly into our basket without really thinking about what it meant. We got home, tried the wine, and had convinced ourselves that it was a Los Angeles made wine, which–if you are a local at all interested wine–you know is an extreme rarity. After some research and confused poking around the Chateau Mourgues du Gres website we realized the wine we bought wasn’t made in Los Angeles: it was just imported by LA based wine distributor Paul M. Young. Yep: not an LA wine–just an LA based wine resource.
You are going to think we are insane but we paid twelve dollars for a bottle of water. TWELVE. Yes, that’s insane. Imagine going for a jog and drinking a bottle of water that costs that much: “Man, this is good, expensive water. I’m so refreshed. I definitely couldn’t have seen a movie or bought an album or gotten a third of a tank of gas or a week’s worth of Metro tickets or a flat of water for the value of this water.” That is true. You know what though? This twelve dollars was spent on a local water that is based in luxury and is a fascinating exercise in marketing, presentation, and hydration: it’s Beverly Hills 9OH2O and it is pretty good. We’re sure it’ll be getting a television show soon, too.
June 25 will have a four course dinner and six wine glass dinner at Sotto. They’re celebrating local winer Donkey & Goat and–duh–there will even be a dish featuring goat.
Remember POPwater? Well, they’re newly arrived to Amazon and were recently their brand of the week. We’re not sure if this is still the case but you could get 10% off orders as a result. You can also see a Terry Richardson photographed promo after the jump which is NSFW but men who likes boobs will enjoy this.