Micky's owner strikes back about gay bar closure
Micky’s owner Michael Niemeyer writes an op-ed for Wehoville surrounding the one-month closure of his popular Boystown gay bar. Niemeyer strictly offers ’no apologies’ for the incidents of reported employee "over-exposure" that got the place shut down, instead (as many others have done) blaming an outdated system of harassment between the ABC and local police that work to keep gay bar culture and pride under wraps. It’s an interesting, powerful take, and well worth the read.
BierBeisl gets in on the Oktoberfest game
Yes, there will be sausages, spaetzle, beer flights, and pretzels at Downtown's BierBeisl Imbiss. The ticket-only party runs Saturday and Sunday, with some proceeds going to the charity Alex's Lemonade.
Sqirl x Violet Bakery
London's top-shelf cakemaker/bakery Violet is coming to Los Angeles in celebration of their new cookbook, and they're hosting a night at Sqirl. There will be biscuits, chocolate cake slices, and loads of stuff from Jessica Koslow on the savory side. Tickets are $115 apiece for the Thursday night event.
Those Hanjip hoods tho
Here’s a nice shot of the interior of Culver City’s upcoming Hanjip, complete with fresh new Korean BBQ hoods going on. It's looking like this place from Stephane Bombet and Chris Oh is going to be the real deal.
Atwater Village gets an Indian food takeaway spot
Sitting just off Fletcher is Curry King, a new fast-casual Indian option called Curry King has risen. The buffet-style spot actually looks pretty sizable inside, and they're offering a sub-$10 weekday lunch deal.
Orange County’s first distillery
Coming soon to Santa Ana is The Blinking Owl, a distillery located in the Logan Creative arts district complex. Though it’ll take some time for the place to actually get up and running (a ground-breaking is slated for this week), eventually the distillery from owners Brian and Robin Christenson and distiller Ryan Friesen will focus on gin, vodka, and whiskies. Ideally, they’ll be pouring in their tasting room by February 2016.
The Halal Guys go hard
Lines were apparently hours long at the opening of the Halal Guys first West Coast shop down in Costa Mesa. Here's a fun look inside the madness (click to play the video):
Thank you so much to everyone for coming and supporting #thehalalguyssocal. We open at 11am-11pm but based on how long our lines are, we need to stop the line early to ensure everyone gets food. We know a lot of people are traveling from afar. Because of the long lines and wait, guests will need to be in line by 7pm. For our commitment in serving as many guests as quickly as possible - there will be a TWO ENTREE MAXIMUM order per person. There is still time to join #thehalalguys family! If you think you have what it takes to be a part of our awesome team, send us your application. Link in bio.