The Dude Abides

This is Boardner’s in Hollywood - yet another Hollywood bar that is not quite sure what it wants to be.  It’s dark and moody, but the bar is curvy with mood lighting better suited for West Hollywood than an historic L.A. dive bar. We stopped in to see what all the commotion in the street was about.


So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish

Saturday was a lazy day.  A long walk in Venice, and the “mental disturbance” tour of Venice Beach, with lunch and some gratuitous nudity and dog abuse for a floor show.  Regrouping in L.A., Lurleen and I then went hunting for a decent Hollywood dive bar. We strolled over to the Tinhorn to meet the bartender from for the beer special…

You were supposed to be here at 7"30

Alligator Lizards in the Air

Lurleen and I took off for California. Following a meander through San Bernadino and the suburbs, we chanced upon Pasadena. Pasadena is like its own city that just happens to be surrounded by L.A. suburbs, except for the mountains on the backside. Boulder, Colorado is much the same way – a real city among bedroom communities – except on a way…

hooker hell

A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy

Cass Corridor’s Infamous Temple Hotel Finally Bites the Dust – Demolition Watch – Curbed Detroit Pour one out for the Temple Hotel. The storied safe haven for prostitution, drugs, and other historic mainstays of the Cass Corridor was demolished today, emitting what had to be an especially disgusting plume of dust. Yes, R.I.P. you biohazardous den of iniquity.  Little did we know back…

Blurry Genesis

Beerhounding in Tempe, Part 2.

So we left the World of Beer with Lurleen. Good night moon cigar guy from New York.  This is Arizona.  In the summer, we wear hats and drive cars, or  people die. It’s that simple. Good night, drunken Canadians. Enjoy your raid on the fresh AZ seafood.  Good night, Baldies. Good night, Eddie Vedder on a skateboard. Then it was down the alley…