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Pump by Lisa Vanderpump opening

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. 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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    1. re: Servorg

      servorg, how bout you go and report back?

      1. re: jessejames

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

          1. re: Novelli

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

            1. re: JeMange

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

              1. re: Servorg

                nothing says come hither my sweet lass than a garlic martini

                1. re: jessejames

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

                2. re: Servorg

                  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.

                  1. re: JeMange

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

                    1. re: kevin

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

                      1. re: Thor123

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

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

                        1. re: kevin

                          sounds more cougar than pussycat/sex kitten

                                  1. re: jessejames

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

                    2. re: JeMange

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

                  2. re: JeMange

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

          2. 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.

              1. 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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                1. re: Tripeler

                  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...

                    1. re: Tripeler

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

                      1. re: lesliesue

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

                        1. re: Tripeler

                          Under the what ???????

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

                          Thanks buddy.

                          1. re: kevin

                            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.

                            1. re: Tripeler

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

                              1. re: lesliesue

                                I'd definitely like to know the exact quote.

                                But what triples mentioned sounds good to me.

                                1. re: lesliesue

                                  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.

                                  1. re: Tripeler

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

                                    1. re: lesliesue

                                      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.

                                      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.

                                      1. re: Tripeler

                                        How bout Deus Brut de Flanders ????

                                        Or Curieux ?????

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

                                        1. re: kevin

                                          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.

                                          1. re: Tripeler

                                            The rocheforts r dubbels. Westvlateren is good too

                                    2. re: Tripeler

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

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

                                      I detest the iPhone

                                  2. re: Tripeler

                                    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.

                                    1. re: lesliesue

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

                          2. re: Servorg

                            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.

                            1. re: JeMange

                              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!

                                  1. re: jessejames

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

                                  1. re: JeMange

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

                                    ps, American Psycho territory!

                            2. re: Tripeler

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

                                1. re: aching

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

                                  1. re: ilysla

                                    Oh my!

                                    NONE of these pump connotations are particularly appetizing.

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

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                                1. re: lesliesue


                                  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.

                                  1. re: latindancer

                                    Obnoxious experience? I am intrigued. Might you detail?

                                    1. re: latindancer

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