It is particularly painful (and self-inflicted) when I see spicy things on a menu and have to try each one. I know I’m not the only person guilty of this. I have often wondered where obsession with spicy things originated in the last five years. It seems as though the world has suddenly discovered Mexican cuisine leaving the jalapeno to be the most desired and widely used pepper around. Hot sauce itself has become a staple condiment in every household’s fridge, most likely multiple types like Frank’s and of course Sriracha for just about anything….I’ve even seen that served as a hot chocolate flavor in BK. (True Story = Vom*) I <3 you BK, I really do…I’ll just never be that cool. (I accept it.)
Through my recent travels in L.A. I’ve discovered that the city does happy-hour well. You can find grade A drinks with prices literally slashed in half (not at Bungalow). By NYC standards-they’re giving it away! I wonder how all of these people get home after the hour is no longer happy? (God Bless Ze Uber) No worries, your standard happy-hour is happier for longer than just one hour in L.A. it seems. Oofa!
Copa D’Oro located at 217 Broadway in Santa Monica is another notable happy-hour keeping people happy ALL NIGHT on Mondays and from 5-8:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. (Cause even God had to rest on the 7th day.) Pictured above is “Tommy’s Margarita” (spicy): 100% Agave Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice & Agave Nectar shaken up (furiously) with some jalapeno peppers. (Created by Julio Bermejo at Tommy’s Restaurant – San Francisco, California – 1995-without spice) Not your average margarita? It was a well poured drink that left me wishing this place sold Mexican food. It is really hard to accept that a restaurant known for a margarita would have an Italian Farm-to-Table concept. Yes, it is true… They source their ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market! While my drink totally threw my experience, I appreciated the fact that they keep the menu short and sweet with a variety of tempting Panini, charcuterie and cheese plates and dips which are great to share. I could totally roll up in there and enjoy another well shaken cocktail (probably not the margie) and totally get my dips awn.
No seriously, you need that Uber.
(PPM does L.A. Right 2014)
For More Information: www.copadoro.com
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