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jonesstonehaven May 11, 2014 11:21 PM

Does anyone know when this is opening ? Everything says later this month and my two co workers want to have a commitment /celebration there. I have called Sur and Villa Blanca but all I hear is later this month. Does anyone know if it's just a bar or will it have food? Or maybe a private room for a party.

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  1. Servorg RE: jonesstonehaven May 12, 2014 06:41 AM

    Eater LA http://la.eater.com/tags/pump-lounge says mid May and that since they give the name of the "chef" who will be manning (womaning?) the kitchen I am going to go out on a limb and say they will have food (g).

    More info here: http://la.eater.com/archives/2013/04/...

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      jessejames RE: Servorg May 13, 2014 09:29 AM

      servorg, how bout you go and report back?

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        Servorg RE: jessejames May 13, 2014 09:38 AM

        Does not look like my kind of place. So I'll live vicariously, once again.

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          Novelli RE: Servorg May 13, 2014 11:29 AM

          oh, c'mon...I dare ya! LOL

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            JeMange RE: Novelli May 13, 2014 11:42 AM

            The mere idea of visiting a place like this makes me reach for my revolver.

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              Servorg RE: JeMange May 13, 2014 11:44 AM

              I prefer my Glock 17, but hey, to each their own!

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                jessejames RE: Servorg May 13, 2014 01:54 PM

                nothing says come hither my sweet lass than a garlic martini

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                  Thor123 RE: jessejames May 13, 2014 03:27 PM

                  Not to mention its great steaks. Careful, we dont want to loose you too.

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                    jessejames RE: Thor123 May 13, 2014 03:52 PM

                    yeah got it...good point

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                  JeMange RE: Servorg May 13, 2014 07:59 PM

                  It's a quote from a Mission of Burma song which in turn is borrowed from a quote attributed to Herman Goering - "When I hear the word 'culture', that's when I reach for my revolver."

                  Apparently, the actual quote is, "When I hear the word 'culture' I flick off the safety on my Browning."

                  Those with the knee-jerk anti-gun reaction come across as ignorant more than anything else. Relax, people. I'm quoting a quote that was misquoted by someone else.

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                    kevin RE: JeMange May 16, 2014 02:39 PM

                    so did anyone try this joint ???????

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                      Thor123 RE: kevin May 16, 2014 03:24 PM

                      As part of your penance, it seems appropriate that you should!

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                        kevin RE: Thor123 May 16, 2014 03:27 PM

                        in which case, i'll be off the site for good.

                        but pump is going to have a lot of salubrious eye candy, right ????????

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                          jessejames RE: kevin May 16, 2014 03:29 PM

                          sounds more cougar than pussycat/sex kitten

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                            kevin RE: jessejames May 16, 2014 03:34 PM

                            fine by me. :)

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                              jessejames RE: kevin May 16, 2014 03:38 PM

                              meow!

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                                kevin RE: jessejames May 16, 2014 03:45 PM

                                meow ???????

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                                  jessejames RE: kevin May 16, 2014 03:48 PM

                                  saucer of milk, table for two

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                                    kevin RE: jessejames May 16, 2014 03:54 PM

                                    ok, i shall report back. that is if i don't get sidetracked to Tana's once again.

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                      Tripeler RE: JeMange May 16, 2014 06:07 PM

                      When I hear the word "culture" I think of that old phrase by Dorothy Parker.

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                        lesliesue RE: Tripeler May 17, 2014 01:55 PM

                        Always!

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                    Novelli RE: JeMange May 13, 2014 12:16 PM

                    oooooo, and food by a Food Network Star!
                    How can they go wrong?!?!?!?

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            latindancer RE: jonesstonehaven May 13, 2014 08:54 AM

            She'll have food and drinks….very upscale.

            Interesting location, right next to The Abbey.
            Let's hope this business lasts for more than a year, unlike
            the many before hers.

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              TailbackU RE: jonesstonehaven May 14, 2014 04:06 PM

              why?

              1. Tripeler RE: jonesstonehaven May 16, 2014 06:06 PM

                Pump may be part of Lisa's family name, but it makes me think of Stomach Pump before anything else. But I am sure there is nothing wrong with the food at all.

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                  Servorg RE: Tripeler May 16, 2014 06:15 PM

                  It made me think of all the posts on the venerable pork pump here on the LA board way back when...

                  For instance: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6674...

                  Photo: http://www.losanjealous.com/2008/07/2...

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                    Tripeler RE: Servorg May 16, 2014 06:16 PM

                    Yeah, I thought of that, too.

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                      lesliesue RE: Tripeler May 17, 2014 01:58 PM

                      Btw tripler, i cannot stop myself when anyone says horticulture. Delighted to sort - of - meet a DP fan.

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                        Tripeler RE: lesliesue May 17, 2014 05:19 PM

                        You must also like the one she said about how many drinks before she is "under the..."

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                          kevin RE: Tripeler May 17, 2014 05:29 PM

                          Under the what ???????

                          And how many drinks would that entail ??????

                          Thanks buddy.

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                            Tripeler RE: kevin May 17, 2014 06:13 PM

                            I cannot remember the exact words, but it was something like "...three drinks and I am under the table, four drinks and I am under the host."

                            I am sure that LeslieSue will know.

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                              lesliesue RE: Tripeler May 17, 2014 11:58 PM

                              I think you have it right, but am looking through the books. Sorry for misspelling your name earlier.

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                                kevin RE: lesliesue May 18, 2014 12:11 AM

                                I'd definitely like to know the exact quote.

                                But what triples mentioned sounds good to me.

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                                  Tripeler RE: lesliesue May 18, 2014 03:40 AM

                                  No problem about the name. I love Belgian Tripel ales, so I picked the name Tripeler. If you don't know where it comes from, it is hard to do correctly. Your name is easy for me -- my sister is Kimberly Sue.

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                                    lesliesue RE: Tripeler May 18, 2014 05:20 AM

                                    And my oldest friend is Kimberly Ann. Describe Tripel Ales?

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                                      Tripeler RE: lesliesue May 18, 2014 06:45 AM

                                      Tripel ales are "triple strength" in that they have a lot of malt plus rock sugar to get alcohol up to around 8-10 percent. They are almost always blond or faintly amber, and have a rich and aromatic body. Sort of the polar opposite of Bud Light.
                                      Oh, gosh, Wiki is our friend.
                                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripel

                                      If you like beer and ever have a chance to try one, I heartily recommend it. My favorite brands are Westmalle Tripel, Tripel Karmileit, and Dulle Teve (Mad Bitch) from De Dolle Brewers.

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                                        kevin RE: Tripeler May 18, 2014 08:34 AM

                                        How bout Deus Brut de Flanders ????

                                        Or Curieux ?????

                                        Or the Trappist Rochefort series ???????

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                                          Tripeler RE: kevin May 18, 2014 05:44 PM

                                          Deus is exceptionally delicious. I have never had Curieux.
                                          Rochefort 6 is not so good, Rochefort 8 is superb and Rochefort 10 (all 11% of it) is incredible and I call it the Chocolate Brownie of Beers. Rochefort 10 has a fantastic aroma that is unique.

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                                            jessejames RE: Tripeler May 18, 2014 06:41 PM

                                            The rocheforts r dubbels. Westvlateren is good too

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                                      lesliesue RE: Tripeler May 18, 2014 05:30 AM

                                      Sorry - "four and I'm under the host."

                                      Skipping a word certainly ruins the cadence as well as the impression.

                                      I detest the iPhone

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                                    lesliesue RE: Tripeler May 18, 2014 05:28 AM

                                    I wish I could drink like a lady. I can take one or two at the most. Three and I'm under the table; four and under the host.

                                    However, there are variations and I have not had time to run down the most likely one.

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                                      Tripeler RE: lesliesue May 18, 2014 06:40 AM

                                      GREAT!! Thanks. Still, one will have do admit that "You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think" is unsurpassed brilliance.

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                            JeMange RE: Servorg May 19, 2014 01:45 PM

                            <sarcasm>
                            It made me think of that utterly fantastic Aerosmith album boasting masterpieces like Janie's Got a Gun and Love in an Elevator, arguably the best song of the 1990s.
                            </sarcasm>

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                              jessejames RE: JeMange May 19, 2014 01:50 PM

                              good one...I does sound like a lame late era (or, unfortunately, middle era) aerosmith album name!

                              I'll take toys in the attic or get yer wings instead!

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                                kevin RE: jessejames May 19, 2014 01:51 PM

                                Yer buffalo wings ?????

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                                  jessejames RE: kevin May 19, 2014 01:52 PM

                                  meatier than steven tylers!

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                                    kevin RE: jessejames May 19, 2014 01:55 PM

                                    Who was the singer leading the band before Tyler ?????

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                                      jessejames RE: kevin May 19, 2014 02:01 PM

                                      Same dude different life

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                                  JeMange RE: jessejames May 19, 2014 03:06 PM

                                  That's because it is an Aerosmith album name.

                                  http://www.allmusic.com/album/pump-mw...

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                                    jessejames RE: JeMange May 19, 2014 03:51 PM

                                    ha, funny, I thought they were over the hill and shitty in the 90s!

                                    ps, American Psycho territory!

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                              aching RE: Tripeler May 18, 2014 07:43 AM

                              I just had a baby, so my mind immediately went to my breast pump!

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                                kevin RE: aching May 18, 2014 08:33 AM

                                :)

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                                  ilysla RE: aching May 19, 2014 09:30 AM

                                  Given it's location in WeHo, my mind went to other possible meanings, but YMMV. ;)

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                                    aching RE: ilysla May 19, 2014 01:06 PM

                                    Oh my!

                                    NONE of these pump connotations are particularly appetizing.

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                                lesliesue RE: jonesstonehaven May 17, 2014 02:00 PM

                                Has anyone ever eaten at one of her restaurants other than the Real Housewives?

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                                  latindancer RE: lesliesue May 17, 2014 07:25 PM

                                  Yes.

                                  Villa Blanca in BH.
                                  Actually, some of the best Chilean Sea Bass I've ever had..and I'm VERY selective when it comes to fish. The food was excellent when she first opened.
                                  Had a very obnoxious experience there and I never went back so I have no idea what it's like now.

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                                    lesliesue RE: latindancer May 17, 2014 11:59 PM

                                    Obnoxious experience? I am intrigued. Might you detail?

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                                      Thor123 RE: latindancer May 19, 2014 08:32 AM

                                      Horrible service, blah food and an embarrassing place to hang at. Other than that, it's great.

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