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Hotels, Venues Partner To Offer Sunset Strip Guests Free VIP Club Pass

Traveling to sunny Southern California this summer? Then be sure to book your hotel room on The Sunset Strip! Starting May 1, The Sunset Strip’s hotels and legendary nightlife venues are partnering to re-launch the popular VIP Club Pass, an exclusive fast-track pass to gain free entry into The Comedy Store, House of Blues Sunset Strip, Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Viper Room, Rainbow, Whisky A Go-Go and Cat Club.

Sponsored by Jack Daniel’s, The Sunset Strip VIP Club Pass gives guests of the Andaz West Hollywood, Grafton, The London West Hollywood, Mondrian, The Standard, Hollywood, Sunset Marquis or Sunset Plaza Best Western a “passport to rock,” with free, unlimited access to all the clubs for the duration of their trip (space and private events permitting).

The program premiered in 2010 and was so well received by guests, hotels and venues that the participating businesses decided to bring it back for an encore this year.

The Pass allows visitors to experience a convenient, enjoyable night out without the hassles of having to drive to another Los Angeles destination and fight the crowds for parking or pay for a cab ride. By walking outside their hotel, the options for the evening are bountiful and most importantly free. The estimated savings could exceed $125 for a couple, per night:

Guests can lounge during the day at their hotel’s amazing pool deck, most of which offer sprawling views of L.A. After a pleasant dinner at one of the critically-acclaimed restaurants on The Sunset Strip, one could walk the world famous boulevard, stepping into The Comedy Store to take in an 8 p.m. show, where comedians Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle, Jeffrey Ross and Martin Lawrence have been known to stop by recently (estimated ticket value of $20 for one). After a few laughs, one could head across the street to the House of Blues Sunset Strip  and skip the line to see such artists as Erykah Badu, Black Veil Brides or ’80s kings Steel Panther (estimated ticket value $20 for one).

The next stop for the night could be the legendary Roxy Theatre, which recently hosted such artists as Foo Fighters, Friendly Fires and KRS-One, to take advantage of exclusive VIP seating at a rock, indie or hip-hop show (estimated general admission ticket value of $15 – $20 for one), and the evening could be capped off at the Rainbow Bar & Grill next door for a couple drinks, music and some late night grub (estimated cover charge of $10 for one).

Rock/hip-hop/indie or DJ shows at the legendary Viper Room, Key Club, Whisky and Cat Club would complete your whirlwind nightlife tour of The Strip.

With The Sunset Strip VIP Club Pass, hotel patrons are invited to enjoy The Strip’s live entertainment venues (subject to venue capacity and special events). One pass per guest will be issued and is valid for the duration of your stay.

For more information regarding the program, please visit dev.thesunsetstrip.com/VIPpass.

 

Hotel pool photos: The London West Hollywood, Mondrian, Sunset Marquis, The Grafton, The Standard, Andaz West Hollywood
 

Feist + Gonzales + Peaches @ Mondrian Sessions

Gonzales, Feist and Peaches took over the Skybar as part of Mondrian Sessions on March 12. Catch the magic and be sure to reserve your spot at the next Sessions on April 8, featuring experimental pop-quintet Twin Sister.

Mondrian Sessions are free, but reservations are required: skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com. Ages 21+ only.

 

Video courtesy: GONZALES4morgans

Award-Winning Parties, Events On The Strip This Weekend

Just because you’re not on the guest list for Vanity Fair’s Oscar party at the Sunset Tower Hotel or Soho House’s viewing party doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and party like an A-lister this weekend. There are many great events – many even free! – this weekend on The Sunset Strip, so grab your sunglasses and best paparazzi smile and come join the fun.

 

Toast Of The Town
Ponder your Oscar picks while enjoying red carpet-themed cocktails at The London Bar on Friday, Feb. 25. The movie-themed selections include "The Spotlight" (pear vodka, fresh ginger and a splash of ginger ale), "Red Carpet Cooler" (citron vodka, pomegranate liqueur, lime juice and splash of soda) and "The Cameo" (gin, Aperol, muddled cucumber and lemon juice) all for only $5 from 5-7 p.m. Want to park like a celeb? Valet parking also available for $5. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

 

Party With A View
One of the hottest events of the weekend also happens to be free to attend. Saturday, Feb. 26 Skybar hosts the electronic balladry of Zola Jesus as part of Mondrian Sessions. The KCRW and IAMSOUND music series features some of the top indie artists and DJs as they perform poolside. The million dollar, sprawling views of the city are just icing on the cake. The event is free, but reservations are required: skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com. Ages 21 and older only. To book a table for the event, please call 323-848-6027.

 

Laugh The Night Away
The Comedy Store will pay tribute to the dearly departed with a night that is far more entertaining than the In Memoriam portion of the Oscar Awards. On Friday, Feb. 25, roastmaster Jeffery Ross will inspire tears of laughter as he brings his sharp tongue and biting wit to celebrate celebrities and historical figures that have passed beyond this world. Contact for availability. www.thecomedystore.com.

 

Learn How To Be A Player
Two events on The Strip Saturday will help guide you as you transition into a key Hollywood Player. “The Jestfest: A Panel Of Hollywood Industry Executives” at The Comedy Store will feature a conversation with panelists Anthony Hill (writer, Meet the Browns), Traci Blackwell (former VP of Current at the CW) and Dave Becky (manager, 3 Arts Entertainment) as they discuss making it in TV and film, and how to start your journey. 12 p.m. www.thecomedystore.com

Just down the street, learn how to become a media mogul, hip-hop style, as author Dan Charnas discusses and presents “The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop” at Book Soup. The book takes readers from the first $15 made by a "rapping DJ" in 1970s New York to the recent multi-million dollar sales of the Phat Farm and Roc-a-Wear clothing companies in 2004 and 2007. 5 p.m. www.booksoup.com

 

Dine In Style
Moby, Pierce Brosnan and The Social Network’s solo twin Armie Hammer are among the celebrities that have been seen at The Strip’s Eveleigh restaurant this week. The new farm-to-table style restaurant boasts fresh fare, a patio with a herb garden and amazing views of the city. Even better, they just launched a weekend brunch – with organic cocktails including their take on the Pimms Cup (with fresh cucumber and blood orange) – so you can rub shoulders with Hollywood’s elite and up-and-comers while taking that important call with your agent. www.theeveleigh.com

 

Get Ready For Your Close-Up
Look like a million bucks without sacrificing your paycheck at the Drybar. For $35, get your hair styled to perfection. And on Saturdays and Sundays, enjoy complimentary croissants and bagels during your blowout session. www.thedrybar.com

 

Watching The Big Show
Don’t want to watch the live show at home? Swing by the Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood for a free Oscar viewing party. Or stop by Cabo Cantina for their party, featuring two-for-one drinks from 4-8 p.m.

 

YouTube Video: Oscars

–C. Kemp
 

Dine And Dash With Warner Drive

Local legends and Sunset Strip Music Festival alum Warner Drive will take the stage at The Roxy Theatre on Friday, Feb. 25, to celebrate the release of their new album, K-Go! Their first full length in almost four years, The Sunset Strip staples are poised to unleash their brand new recording – featuring an all new lineup – on the unsuspecting rock n’ roll masses. 

To fuel up for their big CD release party, the band – Jonny Law (vocals), Albert Winkler (guitar), Candice Levinson (guitar), Elvis James (bass) and Jonny U (drums) – hit another staple on The Strip, Duke’s West Hollywood, for some late night burgers, grilled cheese and brews. Now open until 4 a.m. on weekends (Thursday-Saturday), Duke’s has become the place for revelers to recoup after a night of debauchery on The Sunset Strip.

The Warner Drive album release party kicks off at 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 25. Discount guest list tickets available at www.warnerdrive.com. For more info about Duke’s, including their mega happy hour, free wi-fi and all-day menus, visit www.dukeswesthollywood.com or fan them at www.facebook.com/dukesweho.

Photos courtesy Genie Sanchez

–Brent X Mendoza
 

Valentine’s Day Guide

Whether you love it, you hate it, it’s in or outdated…Valentine’s Day is upon us. Don’t repeat the 2008 "incident" when you attempted to take down an entire cheesecake while simultaneously synching Dark Side Of The Moon to The Wizard Of Oz. Plan ahead this year.

Luckily, The Sunset Strip has your V-Day weekend plans covered, whether you want to party with singles, are searching for an intimate rooftop dining experience or want to learn how to craft the perfect love song. This is your one-stop, 100% fun destination.

 

ENTERTAINMENT/EVENTS

“How I Wrote That Song” With Cee-Lo and Seal at Key Club
Learn how to write the perfect love (or break-up) song as BMI presents a singer/songwriter event with Cee-Lo and Seal at the Key Club. The informative discussion showcases the story and inspiration behind songwriting. Saturday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$20. www.keyclub.com

 

“Romancing The Store”
A night of passion and laughter at The Comedy Store on Feb. 14. Tickets are $20 per couple and include a complimentary champagne toast for two. www.thecomedystore.com

 

“Cooking for Two” Chef’s Master Class at Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Learn how to create our signature dishes in an intimate class led by Executive Chef Anthony Keene on Saturday, Feb. 12. Start a tour of our award-winning kitchen. Then menus are prepared and demonstrated course-by-course. Each dish is served in the kitchen as it’s completed, accompanied by paired wine or beer chosen by our sommelier. Price $385 per couple. Class available Feb. 5 and 12, 10 a.m. – noon. For more information and reservations, call 310-358-7788 or GordonRamsayWH@luxuryresorts.com. 

 

Cook Like A Chef at BLT Steak
Join Chef Brian Moyers on Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. for an in-depth look at preparing BLT’s signature steaks and an interactive tutorial on basic butchery. The cooking class is $80 per person and includes a 3-course lunch, paired with California wines in the restaurant. Call 310-360-1950 for reservations. www.bltsteak.com

 

Love Blows Singles Party at House of Blues
The Foundation Room at the House of Blues will host a singles party on Feb. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. Enjoy drink specials, goddess workshop, DJ and $5 Steel Panther tickets. www.hob.com

 

Jonathan Zawada, Over Time exhibit at Prism Gallery
Catch Australian artist Jonthan Zawada’s stunning paintings, drawings and video installations before the show’s final day: Saturday, Feb. 12. The exhibit is his first solo show in the United States and focuses on large-scale landscape paintings. End the tour with custom, organic cocktails at The Eveleigh next door. www.prismla.com  www.theeveleigh.com

 

Shopping – Hustler Hollywood
Now through Feb. 14, receive a complimentary gift when you spend $50 or more. While supplies last. www.hustlerhollywood.com

 

Berry In Love Cocktail and Sweet Treats at RH Bar
RH bar will exclusively offer the “Berry In Love” cocktail, in addition to a selection of champagnes and Californian sparkling wines by the glass as well as Valentine truffles and macaroons. The “Berry In Love” cocktail features muddled raspberries, rose water, St. Germaine, vodka, pineapple juice, topped with soda and served in a martini glass. (Insiders Tip: West Hollywood residents and businesses can receive 15% off their total bill and complimentary valet parking until 5 p.m. when they show an ID or business card listing a West Hollywood address.) www.rhwesthollywood.com

 

DINING

BLT Steak
BLT Steak Los Angeles will be offering three-course prix-fixe menu filled with aphrodisiac-inspired dishes this Valentine’s Day. Priced at $70 per person, the menu includes items such as Oyster Quartet with east & west coast oysters and champagne passion fruit mignonette, King Crab & Pea Vine Salad with radish, apple mustard, cayenne and rose gelee, and Truffle Studded Filet Mignon with bone marrow flan and sauce bordelaise. www.bltsteak.com

 

Cabo Cantina
Singles, groups and couples are invited to share in the love this Valentines Day. As always, all drinks are two-for-one prices during our famous happy hour from 4-8 p.m. and again during our new late night happy hour from 10 p.m.-close. www.thecabocantina.com

 

Foundation Room at House of Blues
Three- and four-course prix fixe dinner menus on Saturday, Feb. 12 ($55/$75). Seatings begin at 6 p.m. www.hob.com

 

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three-course Valentine’s Day weekend menu (Feb. 11-13) for $85 per person, or five courses for $110 per person. Or Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), enjoy a five-course menu and glass of champagne per person for $295 per couple. Reservations available 5 – 10 p.m., 310-358-7788. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

 

Hamburger Hamlet
Specials include a juicy rib eye steak with grilled prawns, cashew-encrusted Mahi Mahi with sundried tomato mashed potatoes and red velvet cake. The Hamlet has the perfect quiet table for two waiting for you. www.hamburgerhamlet.com

 

Dinner for Two at Ketchup
The Feb. 14 dinner is $90 for two people, or $125 with glass of Dolce red or white wine. Menu includes:
-Truffle tots and Cajun curly fries served with all five homemade ketchups.
-Choice of pan-seared scallops in a shallot butter accent sauce over a watercress salad; or strawberry daiquiri and baby spinach salad with toasted coconut, sliced almonds, and fresh strawberries tossed in a tangy lime vinaigrette.
-Choice of chicken pasta pomodoro with angel hair pasta, sautéed roma tomatoes, and fresh basil in an airy butter sauce; balsamic-glazed flank steak with shallow poached endive and lobster mashed potatoes; or pan-fried catfish with a tongue-tingling pepper cream sauce over steamed basmati rice.
-Mini red velvet cakes with a raspberry reduction and maple infused cream cheese frosting
www.dolcegroup.com

 

Rooftop Dining and Rooftop Cabanas at The London West Hollywood
Enjoy a three course menu and glass of champagne while dining under the stars on The London’s rooftop. Priced at $190 per couple. Reservations available 5-10 p.m. Or enjoy the popular rooftop cabanas package, which includes a three-course menu and a bottle of Vueve Cliquot Rose served in your private rooftop cabana. Priced at $395 per couple. Reservations based on availability, 310-358-7788. www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

 

RESTAURANT at Sunset Marquis
Enjoy a multi-course steak dinner for two for $175 per couple The menu includes:
-Amuse bouche: blue lobster carpaccio
-First course: black truffle infused Maui onion soup
-Second course: grilled filet of John Dory with baby bock choy gratin and star anise emulsion
-Third course: 32 ounce black angus prime rib for two with porcnin mushroom and pomme soufflé 
-Dessert: dark chocolate filled white chocolate heart
www.sunsetmarquis.com

 

RH at Andaz
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, RH at Andaz West Hollywood, and Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault will offer a very special sharing menu, with additional amusements to be offered directly at the sophisticated RH bar. Prices for the dinner are $120 per couple, tax and gratuity not included. RH’s Valentine’s Day dinner menu and bar treats include: Roasted lobster and split pea bisque vinaigrette; homemade foie gras terrine with grape marmalade; sautéed field mushroom tart with arugula and walnut oil; seared diver scallops with braised celery, chestnut and black truffle; slow braised beef cheek with Teixeira Farm green cabbage and baby rainbow carrots; and Mt. Tam tome d’aquitaine cheese from Cowgirl Creamery. A savory finale includes a Dillon rum baba jar with whipped cream and chocolate pie with frozen praline bar, coffee or tea and macaroons. (Insiders Tip: West Hollywood residents and businesses can receive 15% off their total bill and complimentary valet parking until 5 p.m. when they show an ID or business card listing a West Hollywood address.) www.rhwesthollywood.com

 

“Eat Your Heart Out” The Standard, Hollywood
Enjoy a four-course Valentine’s Day dinner for $25, and acoustic sets in the Cactus Lounge from 7:30-10 p.m.
-Salad: Baby spinach salad with warm bacon vinaigrette, tomatoes, shaved red onion, hardboiled egg
-Appetizer: mac n cheese
-Entrée: choice of  petite rib eye with French fries, herb butter; wild mushroom pizza with goat cheese, mozzarella; or chicken fried chicken with country gravy, creamed spinach.
-Dessert: dark chocolate walnut brownies with a burnt marshmallow.
www.standardhotels.com/hollywood

 

The Sunset Trocadero Lounge
Our intimate lounge is illuminated with amber candlelight and an upscale-casual atmosphere that is reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. We invite our early guests to enjoy happy hour from 6-8 p.m., featuring half-priced appetizers and drinks, including specialty martinis and champagne! We will be serving our full dinner and drink menu until 2 a.m. Reservations are recommended but are not necessary. 323.656.7161

 

Photos: "Berry In Love" cocktail at RH bar, Comedy Store flyer.

 

The Strip Is On Fire Tonight

Tonight, acclaimed indie dance-pop group Friendly Fires is taking over The Sunset Strip with not just one, but two shows on the boulevard. The magic begins at The Roxy Theatre as the band headlines a night of music that also features sets from favorites Superhumanoids and the always enjoyable Foster The People.

After the show, Friendly Fires continues the dance party as they journey down the boulevard to The Standard for an after party DJ set! Come see why both LAist and The Scenestar picked this as the must-see event of the night. (Roxy show tickets: $20 www.theroxyonsunset.com; RSVP for The Standard after party.)

 

Other awesomeness on the boulevard tonight:
Moshe Kasher, Brody Stevens, Boby Lee, Dom Irrera and Chris D’Elia @ The Comedy Store Original Room
Two Guns, Codi Jordan Band, Capra @ Viper Room
Reggae Fest @ HOB
Desert Nights with Amanda Jo Williams, Darren Rademaker @ The Standard’s Cactus Lounge
Chelsea Bain, Olivia May @ Whisky
Eli Record Release Party @ Key Club
 

Francis And The Lights Kick Off The Strip’s Best Nighttime Pool Party

The Skybar pool deck may seem like an unlikely music venue for most, but a crowd of well-mannered, indie music devotees were packed poolside on Jan. 14 to enjoy a great night of music with New York-based ’80s throwback band Francis And The Lights as part of Mondrian Sessions live music series.

Francis And The Lights, who recently toured with pals MGMT, jump-started the 2011 series appropriately with songs like "In a Limousine" and "Get in the Car." The crowd was into it – swaying along to every note. Mojitos, an unseasonably hot winter night and sweeping views of the city added to the swanky late night pool party scene.

The series continues Friday, Feb. 11 when L.A. natives Fool’s Gold perform, weaving together Western pop aesthetics with African rhymes and melodies. That performance is then followed by Ted Leo, Dum Dum Girls, Lykke Li and more!

Check our the Mondrian’s Facebook page for more info: http://on.fb.me/e0mlvn

Mondrian Sessions is a partnership between the hotel and IAMSOUND records to provide free, live performances from some of the indie scene’s hottest acts. RSVP is required to attend, so be sure to send in your name – like right now – so you’ll be able to sip and dance the night away (RSVP to mondrianLAsessions@morganshotelgroup.com). Are you ballin’? Call for table reservations, 323.848.6027. All Mondrian Sessions are for those 21 years of age or older (sorry kiddies).
 

Photos courtesy Sonny Gerasimowicz.

–Kika Davis

Mondrian Sessions Music Series Relaunches Tonight

Sure, you’re an expert on The Sunset Strip’s legendary music venues. But did you know that one of our hotels is home to one of the hottest indie music events in town?

This fall the Mondrian hotel partnered with IAMSOUND Records to launch Mondrian Sessions, a unique night of music under the stars. The series, hosted on Skybar’s rooftop pooldeck, provided attendees with an intimate outdoor setting to enjoy music from top indie artists and buzz bands, including The Bird And The Bee, Peter Moren (of Peter, Bjorn and John), Jens Lekman and Yacht. The series proved to be such a success that organizers have decided to bring it back for an encore.

The new series kicks off tonight with a performance by Francis & The Lights and rolls through the spring. The full schedule of upcoming shows includes…

Jan. 14: New York-based ’80s pop throwback band Francis & The Lights
Feb. 11: L.A. natives Fool’s Gold, whose sound weaves together Western pop and African rhythms
Feb. 17: Indie pop band Dum Dum Girls
Feb. 19: Rock, folk and punk fusion from Ted Leo
Feb. 26: Pseudo-gothic, electronic balladry of Zola Jesus
March 10: Swedish indie pop, electronica artist Lykee Li
March 12: Canadian musician/producer Gonzales
April 8: Experimental pop-quintet Twin Sister

Need even more incentive to get excited about this KCRW-endorsed event? It is free to attend. That’s right. A full night of music and panoramic views of the city with no ticket fees!

All you have to do is RSVP in advance to skybarla@morganshotelgroup.com. And if you want to secure your spot, you can book a table at 323-848-6027. (Please note the events are ages 21 and older only.) For more info and updates about the series, follow @MondrianLA @MondrianSessions.

 

Photos: Mondrian Sessions with The Bird And The Bee.
Photos courtesy Sonny Gerasimowicz/Mondrian

Tom Green @ The Comedy Store

What can you expect at a Tom Green stand-up performance? Prop comedy? Audience ridicule?  Outrageous Jackass-esque stunts? Before the Dec. 29 show began, the bowels of The Belly Room at The Comedy Store were abuzz with speculation and anticipation as to what possible unpredictable antics the shock comic had in store. 

 

Having made his mark hosting/producing MTV’s “The Tom Green Show” and "The New Tom Green Show" during the late ’90s/early 2000s, Green developed a reputation for his too-far-isn’t-far-enough brand of off-color humor; performing over-the-top skits such as drinking from a cow’s teat and pretending to hump a dead moose. It was infamous stunts like these that sent Green’s popularity skyrocketing, but it was also this reputation that explained the reluctance of Comedy Store patrons to sit towards the front of the stage at the launch of Green’s World Stand Up Comedy Tour. 

 

Once the show began, the audience was soon put at ease as Green very matter-of-factly related humorous stories from his childhood growing up in Ottawa, Canada, and his often “controversial” career in the spotlight. 

 

Relying less on one-liners and fictional narratives, Green’s natural style of storytelling led to many hilarious and impromptu recollections as he tested the comedic waters with a myriad of material. From shooting a groundhog, to finding his first porn mag, to his very public bout with testicular cancer, his real life experiences were far more interesting and relatable than any sort of outrageous stunts. 

 

With his 40th birthday approaching, much of Green’s set centralized on life reflections and an overarching theme of aging and change. An oh so apropos subject for a comic actor who’s continuously evolved and adapted his career and routine to stay relevant.

 

This newly launched stand-up endeavor was a refreshing departure from his better known shock comedy antics, and proved that there’s more depth to the man than his “do anything for attention” TV persona. Welcome back, Mr. Green!
 

–Brent X Mendoza

 

Photos courtesy Kenny D / KenDrum Images
 
 

Cheap Date On The Strip With Tuesdae

Being Bev Hills adjacent and known for some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the world has led some to the false conclusion that The Sunset Strip is strictly a playground for the wealthy and well-to-do. Au contraire! Happy hours, meal deals and cheap cocktails abound at some of The Strip’s most happening hot spots every night of the week. 

For a little camera pleasing eye candy, and mainly because she knows how to party, Chelsea Girls vocal goddess and professional party girl Tuesdae spent the night walking, dining, drinking and partying on The Sunset Strip with notorious blogger Brent X Mendoza and photographer Genie Sanchez, showing the world that there are discounted cocktails and top-notch cheap eats to be found and that you don’t have to pay to play on The Strip. 

 

First Stop (photos 2-3): Before her big night out, Tuesdae hits Jeffrey-Kara Salon (8590 Sunset) for a quick once-over with stylist-to-the-stars Kara Silverman. www.jeffreykarasalon.com

 

Second Stop (photos 4-7): Poolside at the always hip hotspot The Standard, Hollywood (8300 Sunset) to sample their new “The Fallback” menu, featuring your choice of an appetizer and a select drink for $10.  We opted for The Standard’s spin on mom’s classic mac n cheese, yum!  www.thestandardhotels.com/hollywood

 

Third Stop (photo 8): Never missing an opportunity to promote, Tuesdae hits the Xerox machine at Fedex/Kinkos (8539 Sunset) to make flyers for one of her promotions — because nothing says rock n’ roll like old school (internet, what?) word-of-mouth promotion. 

 

Fourth Stop (photos 1, 9-13): Taking in a bird’s eye view of The Sunset Strip at diner-with-an-upscale-twist, Ketchup (8590 Sunset). Gorging ourselves on a feast of half-priced apps and desserts, not a crumb was left on our plates after devouring round after round of tasty samplings that included mini chicken tacos, truffle fries with housemade signature ketchups, calamari, shrimp ceviche, and campfire s’mores. Thank the almighty that we had plenty of $8 original martinis to wash down our grub. Hands down favorite was the grape crush, an adult twist on the childhood classic grape Kool-Aid.  www.dolcegroup.com

 

Fifth Stop (photos 15-18): Hanging out with the locals at The Sunset Strip’s favorite watering hole, Red Rock (8782 Sunset). Featuring half-priced drinks and a $6 food menu, we cozied up to the bar for some after-dinner drinks served by celebrity bartender Carolina Eastwood of "Survivor" fame. www.redrocksunset.com

 

Final Destination (photos 19-20): After a long night of light-on-the-wallet libations, we finally reached our destination at The Cat Club (8911 Sunset) where Tuesdae warmed up her vocal cords before heading off to Chelsea Girls’ rehearsal. www.thecatclubonsunset.com

For up-to-date info on all of Tuesdae’s happenings check out www.tuesdae.com 
Photos by rockstar photographer Genie Sanchez of www.totallylikeduh.com

Please remember to always drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

 

–Brent X Mendoza