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Adventures of a Brentwoodian Round III

Sunday morning was your typical Sunday morning.  I got to sleep in for the most part, get up and go to the farmers market with my lady friend who is currently enrolled in culinary school.  How dope is that?  I will be eating like a king.  After dilly dallying around the farmers market, which really is not my favorite place in the world we came home just in time to see Kobe drop 49 points in a heart break loss against the Suns. Ohh well the Lakers are still eight games up from the next team in the Western confrence and do still have the best record in the NBA.  

After the game ended Gaby and I went to the Bell Air Bay Club to play some paddle tennis with some friends/clients of mine.  The BABC is awesome.  Paddle courts right on the beach.  After about three hours of paddle we went and had dinner on the patio/bar.  Good cocktails, good fun, with good people.  It is by far the best way to end a weekend and start a week.  Looking back on the weekend from the first outing at Vincente to the last sip of the Bel Air Bay Club Margarita all I can say is that Gaby as well as myself are very luck to have such good friends and great people to hang out with.  

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Adventures of a Brentwoodian Round II

After a strong Friday adventure it was a late start for this Brentwoodian.  I was in a rut at the gym this past week and desperately needed a change of scenery to get a good workout.  Gaby suggested to go on a hike.  I suggested Temescal Canyon.  I have hiked up there twice before, once walking and once running.  Both were a great workout.  

Once I adventured out of the cave aka my apartment I came to a great realization that is was 85 degrees out.  Immediately I was stoked and off to the canyon we went.  

The start

The start


It was a great hike up to the top and the only thing missing was a bottle of water.  Once at the top it was cool to just look around at the great city of Lost Angeles and see its every curve.  I could see all the way to Long Beach, over to the LA skyline, and in the distance the snow capped mountains that surround this city.  Turning around we had a great view all the way to Malibu.  Every aspect of Los Angeles was in view. We had a great walk on the way down and found it very interesting listeing to peoples conversations. 


Lost Angeles

Lost Angeles

The end

The end

After taking it easy after the walk I ended up meeting with some of my oldest and best friends.  We all met up at my buddies house and had a great barbecued dinner and a guys night out.  After several hours of ripping on each other and shooting the shit we decided to go to Q’s, a bar along Wilsher in West Los Angeles.  I ran into an old bar tender that I used to teach tennis to and she hooked up a couple of beers.



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Adventures of a Brentwoodian Round I

What is up all?  Last night was a good one.  Had some friends over and drank some Whiskey.  Once the cocktails were flowing the crew decided to go to a restraunt/bar called the Vicente.  We hopped in a cab and made our way to the bar.  The cab fee came out to $7.15.  The cabby gave me two dollars back out of my ten.  I pondered how much to tip him when I realized he short changed me 85 cents.  If he gave me three bucks back I would have told him to keep two of the three dollars.  He didnt thou so he got an 85 cent tip, which is fair for a two min cab ride.  Why do we tip cabby’s, this is one practice we should adopt from Europe, no tips?    

So once inside Vicente we got seats right away at the bar.  It was not crowded for a friday night which is yet another boistorious reflection of the current economy.  Do you think the DJI will drop to the 6,000 mark on Monday?  Anyhow at the bar I felt like something different than a Jack and Coke.  My cousin had been there before so I got what he ordered.



 It was similar to a greyhound, grapefruit juice minus the vodka plus the gin.  I have never really been a big gin guy but I was a fan of this drink.  At Vincente they pride themselves on their cocktails because the fruit juice in coctails is all freshly squeezed.  The grapefruit and gin went perfect together.  Vicente also serves homemade potatoe chips that were out of this world.  
After some great conversations the bar was getting ready to close.  The owner was conversing with the few remaining people at the bar and hanging out with the waiters.  My crew was shooting the shit with several waiters and being friendly.  You never know when it will come in handy knowing a bar tender.  Without thinking I brought my empty drink and plate up to the bar trying to make the bartenders night a little easier.  


The owner an older swanky woman saw me do this and called me out.  “Why are you brining your dishes up to the bar?  The bartender will get those.”  I replied “I just wanted to make it easier on them, trying to help out.  It’s my mothers fault.”  She got a huge smile on her face and told the bar tender to make my cousin and I another drink .  They poured us the last of the grapefruit juice which was about half the glass then filled the other half of the glass with gin.  Stiff yet satifying.  It does pay off to be nice and help other people once in awhile.  The owner went ahead and called us a cab.  After a couple minutes the cab showed up and we went off to the Brentwood.

 The Brentwood for those of you who have not had  the expirence yet is my bar in the backyard.  It is a very dark lit room that is eighty percent tables and 20 percent bar.  If you live in the area then you have found yourself swaggering in there one time or another.  The food is good and the drinks are stiff (if you know the bar tenders).  

The Brentwood

The Brentwood

Normally we sit at the bar but last night we decided to get a table.  I have heard so often of the dougnut holes  so I went ahead and ordered them along with another grapefruit and gin.  The holes came with a very rich chocolate sauce, custard sauce, and strawberry sauce.  Each were good and it was the perfect food to top the night off.


During our excursion to the Brentwood we had a new waitress that I had never seen.  You could tell she wanted to get the hell out of there and was in no mood to be a great host.  She was shooting us glances left and right along with being a stright bitch.  Needless to say when we had an issue with one of the drinks she walked right away from the table and got the manager.  The manger was chill and the drink was comped.  We got done there and made our way back to home base, said our goodbyes and it was off to bed.  

A good night with great people leading into an excellent weekend

More adventures to come-

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