Good Micro Brew & Grill: Good Beer and Good Company

27 04 2010

It goes without saying that Good Microbrew & Grill has good beer.

Photo courtesy of Yelp user Katie P.

Even so, I’ll say it again: GOOD HAS GOOD BEER.  Their beer menu is a legal-sized, two-sided novel in size 8 font.  It’s so overwhelming that every time I go I ask for a recommendation – and I recommend you do too, because what really makes Good great is the people.  One of the first times I went my boyfriend wanted to stay and have one more drink at the bar – this turned into a multiple hours of trying flights of IPA and the discovery that all beers on draft come in dangerously large goblets.  A few months later we were sitting in the same spot experiencing a heartbreaking sports loss.  What did our beermeister do?  Cut us a deal on some Allagash White and slipped in a bottle of his latest favorite for us to try.

While I think the above story is reason enough to block out a few hours of your night, I actually really like the food as well.  It’s not gourmet, but it’s big portions for reasonable prices and I have yet to be disappointed with a meal.  Doubters should try the Waldorf salad or mac and cheese and then tell me you didn’t leave satisfied.

Really though, screw the food – it’s all about the beer.


Garage Pizza: Garbage It Ain’t

21 04 2010

It says something about a place, when around 2:30am across town in West LA a drunk person has a craving for food from there after having eaten it only once before.  First of all, it says that there are so few restaurants open at 2:30am it’s worth remembering when you encounter one.  More importantly, it says that the food must be pretty darn good.

And at Garage Pizza it is.  Whether you’re going for a slice of cheese or the intimidating “Annihilator” (meatball, pepperoni,sausage, red onion, bell pepper, mushroom, feta cheese) you’re going to get a great (and great BIG) slice.  Full pizzas are large too – the only option is 18” – so make sure you have at least one buddy to share, or a sizeable refrigerator.  Not in the pizza mood?  Garage Pizza has a selection of sandwiches and salads available until the wee hours as well – be careful though, the hotwings ain’t lying – they are hot!  Trust me though, you want to get the pizza.

These guys were also good enough to donate a couple pizzas to the Moonshine Inc. set for lunch one day, so go grab a slice and say thanks from me.

Princeton @ Spaceland

22 02 2010

In case you were wondering how the opening of Moonshine Inc. SOUNDED it’s just like this!

Doesn’t look like that though, just to be clear. “The Waves” by Princeton.

All this month the band Princeton has had a residency on Monday nights at Spaceland and tonight is the LAST NIGHT. Set time is 11pm, but get there early and be prepared to stand in line. This Silverlake resident recommends a tasty pre-show meal next door at Leela Thai. Yum. Whatever you decide just GO. GO. GO.