Bar Review: The Famous
Very few under-40 Angelenos would admit to liking it, but Glendale is LA’s choice suburb. It’s where big box stores and giant malls meet the best Armenian and Lebanese food in the county. And while Glendale hasn’t been known for its nightlife—there’s a roller disco if you’re feeling retro and mall drinking can be had ‘till 10 or so—the SFV’s mountainside city finally has a respectable bar.
The Famous is directly across from the infamous Americana, but, once inside the brick-facade watering hole, the vibe is much closer to the Varnish or Harvard & Stone. The furniture is all wood and leather, exposed brick walls project stills of classic movies and obscure liquor brands are served by vested and mutton-chopped barkeeps who are deeply passionate about their craft.
More details here.

Bar Review: The Famous

Very few under-40 Angelenos would admit to liking it, but Glendale is LA’s choice suburb. It’s where big box stores and giant malls meet the best Armenian and Lebanese food in the county. And while Glendale hasn’t been known for its nightlife—there’s a roller disco if you’re feeling retro and mall drinking can be had ‘till 10 or so—the SFV’s mountainside city finally has a respectable bar.

The Famous is directly across from the infamous Americana, but, once inside the brick-facade watering hole, the vibe is much closer to the Varnish or Harvard & Stone. The furniture is all wood and leather, exposed brick walls project stills of classic movies and obscure liquor brands are served by vested and mutton-chopped barkeeps who are deeply passionate about their craft.

More details here.

Yelp of the Day.
Il Sole, West Hollywood, 7/16/2011
Nope. Il Sole is nothing special, but no ordering sashimi, truffles and lobster and then complaining about the price.

Yelp of the Day.

Il Sole, West Hollywood, 7/16/2011

Nope. Il Sole is nothing special, but no ordering sashimi, truffles and lobster and then complaining about the price.

Yelp of the Day

"Our waitress!? What a clown. SABRINA, she was so stuck up&snobby we did not give her a single tip & I usually tip regardless of the wait staff’s behavior but she was really condescending.. &was talking to us like we are the stupidest people she has ever seen. She asked if we wanted to start with some corn bread prior to giving us our menues. Of course we said yes. $5 later for the two pieces of corn bread that I could have done with out. She was too busy trying to explain to us that some broccoli naturally grows yellow and purple she didn’t mention we would be charged for the corn bread. She could miss me with the science lesson. (I still don’t believe that broccoli wasn’t injected with any dye but whatever!)

 I had salmon and the funny colored broccoli. My best friend had the catfish (she loves catfish!) and some funny stuff. The salmon was tasty and I ate that colored broccoli. I don’t care what gave it that color and I KNOW it wasn’t natural like Dr. Sabrina tried to tell me. The cat fish was also tasty but soon the taste got a little strange. Some type of sauce or something they had on it. You couldn’t eat too much of that. THE PORTIONS ARE EXTREMELY SMALL! All the money I’m paying.. feed me! 

People kept watching us the whole time. Staring, like we shouldn’t be in there. It was so annoying.

… Still hungry.. we ended up at apple bees. I hate this place!”

-Red Rooster, NYC, 11/28/2011