I don’t need much of a reason to drop in at Short Order at The Original Farmer’s Market. The cocktails are always tasty and boozy, Christian Page’s food is simply delicious whether you love burgers or not and Short Cake’s desserts and the Single Origin coffee are just icing on the cake. What’s more, the open air atmosphere is always a welcome vibe for a casual day or night out. The best part is that it doesn’t close between lunch and dinner, so if you’re game for a bite or drink during odd hours of the day, you can count on Short Order to be there.
This August, The Standard (West) Hollywood has taken a refreshing approach to the bustle and hubbub of Sunset Blvd. Since the month is half-over, I’m a little late but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy tonight and the remaining Wednesday in The Cactus Lounge, whereby local emerging artists are showcased live and unplugged, performing acoustic sets for all loungers to hear.
The great part is, you can order food from the adjacentÂ diner so while you’re enjoying live music, you’ll be able to enjoy eats from their kitchen. Tonight, The Cactus Lounge will feature Kenneth Pattengale. Next Wednesday will feature the beautifully quaint-sounding Miranda Lee Richards (formerly Brian Jonestown Massacre).
So order a cocktail, some bites, sit back and enjoy local music. Not a bad nightÂ on The Sunset Strip.
For the next eight Wednesdays, it will be hoppin’ poolside at The Viceroy. KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad has teamed up with the venue and Chef Tony DiSalvo (Whist) to showcase four international themes with the launch of “Beats and Bites.” Tomorrow, Garth himself will kick things off with reggae, whereby you’ll enjoy a customized, individualÂ plate of Jamaican and Caribbean bites for $25 each. Plan your visit between 6 – 9 PM each Wednesday in August and September, and you’ll be swinging your hips as your tastebuds are tantalized.
Aug 4 & Sept 1: Reggae – Jamaican/Caribbean *Garth Trinidad will host to kick-off series*
black beans, rice and peas, shredded beef, fried plantains, jerk chicken, beef patties, pork curry with rice and beans
Aug 11 & Sept 8: Cajun/Creole â€“ New Orleans
oysters on the half, crawfish etoufee, jambalaya, chicken gumbo, red beans and rice, beignets and iced chicory coffee
Aug 18 & Sept 15: Flamenco â€“ Spanish
gazpacho, assorted chorizos, Spanish cheeses, olives, marcona almonds, pintxos, paella, tortilla de patatas
Aug 25 & Sept 22: Samba â€“ Brazilian
salt cod croquettes; feiojada; churrasco of beef; coxinha-chicken and potato croquettes; hearts of palm salad; caruru-shrimp stew with okra, fresh ginger, peanuts and cashews