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Dec 9, 2009 04:48 AM

Where would you bring your fabulous friend visiting from LA?


He likes good food, a fun scene --he happens to be gay so would probably enjoy some eye candy as well ;)
Good food and fun scene are not so hard to find, but the combination of all three might be a bit more challenging. I was thinking Dbar --went there a few months back and we had a good meal --and i think later in the night on weekends they clear away the tables and there's dancing...any other thoughts?
Maybe Stella? Haven't been in forever but I remember the food being ok and I know there's a lively bar scene.
We've actually got a reservation at Beehive --had a surprisingly good meal there recently...know there's not a huge "fabulous" factor there but thought it was an ok option as well. Would love to hear any other possibilities.....

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    1. re: Prav

      Maybe a Club Cafe visit for drinks..but not for food. Thanks for the rec though...

    2. I haven't eaten there in some time but 28 Degrees has a great bar scene and drinks.

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      1. re: fmcoxe6188

        Yeah, that might be an option. I know there was a time when the food was pretty good. Anyone eaten there recently?

        1. re: twentyoystahs

          The last time I was there was late spring or early summer (not sure if that counts as "recent"), and I really enjoyed the food. We went to one of the special wine-pairing dinners they do now and then and I remember it being really good value for money. Plus, the overall ambiance is quite chic. I have a fabulous sister who lives in LA, and if she came to visit, 28 Degrees would probably be on my shortlist for places to take her.

        2. re: fmcoxe6188

          Given a choice of 28 Degrees versus Beehive?
          28 Degrees wins by a long mile.
          Better decor and ambiance, sophisticated clientele, knowledgeable bartenders.
          I have never had any food at Beehive that was better than a C+.

        3. Scampo, Market or Ginger Park.

          1. I think that the food is okay at both Stella and 28 Degrees. I've eaten at both places in the past year. But it will definitely be a fun scene, especially for some gay eye candy.

            I recently went to Market and had a fabulous dinner there. The hotel lobby was packed with the usual new hot spot/scene hangers on, so that might be another option.

            1. I would do Scampo then drinks at Clink. Later in the evening, it has a very mixed crowd so your friend might like it.