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good times at davey wayne’s

The other night, Britt and I attended the book launch of 100 Things To Do In Los Angeles Before You Die written by our talented friend Carrie Kim. We decided to celebrate at the legendary Dresden in Los Feliz (yes, where they shot the movie Swingers). After several rounds of liquid nourishment, our friend Jason suggested we check out this new 70’s themed bar with a secret entrance called Good Times At Davey Wayne’s. Since Marty and Elayne weren’t performing that particular night at The Dresden anyway, we decided – why not? After arriving at Davey Wayne’s we stood in line for 30 minutes in front of what appears to be a single car garage in the midst of a garage sale circa 1970 something. Totally worth the wait!

Secret entrance at the back of the garage sale via the old fridge.

Secret entrance at the back of the garage sale via the old fridge.

The cool thing about Good Times At Davey Wayne’s is the attention to detail. The 1970’s items themselves couldn’t have cost all that much but their creative repurposing really works to invent a tasteful and inviting environment. It’s like hanging out in a cool 1970’s living room with a really great vibe. If you grew up in that era it was like a time capsule. If not, it’s like the set of That 70’s Show.

Outdoor trailer bar at Good Times At Davey Wayne's!

Outdoor trailer bar at Good Times At Davey Wayne’s!

After passing through the secret fridge entrance, the first room you encounter is a period living room with couches to match. We wondered through the crowded room and passed the DJ who was spinning good music from the era (completely avoiding Disco) and ended up in a cozy back yard with macramé hanging chairs and a 70’s trailer converted into a bar. Snow cone cocktails? YES PLEASE! Not my typical go-to drink but it seemed to be the obvious choice given the theme. I like that the environment encourages you to shed your usual notions of taste and style.

The bar at Good Times At Davey Wayne's.

The bar at Good Times At Davey Wayne’s.

The main bar somehow pulls off a classy feel even though they have wood paneling on the ceiling and 70’s bric-a-brac along the walls. From the uses of dresser drawer fronts as wall tiles to the displays of vintage soda and beer cans, Davey Wayne’s truly delivers a good time!

David Wayne Houston, father to Mark and Jonnie Houston, was a blue-collar pool shark who enjoyed late nights in his garage building and fixing things–some of the brothers’ best memories. Known by his friends (and the ladies) as Davey, this 70′s bar is a tribute to him and to all who have lost their dads.”

Good Times At Davey Wayne’s
1611 N El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-3804

 

blue c sushi

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Washington based Blue C Sushi has arrived in the southland with it’s first CA location in Hollywood! Blue C Sushi is opening other locations in Newport Beach, San Francisco and Tarzana later this year. Their concept is based on Tokyo’s famous subway system. The result is a colorful, modern, vibrant and fun interior space which provides a truly unique environment to experience super fresh and affordable sushi.

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It’s a really great concept involving but not limited to Mawaru Gochisou which means “goodness going around”. Their conveyer belt system notifies chefs how long each item has been in the rotation so the chef is able to ensure that your sushi is super fresh. Dishes are reasonably priced according plate color.

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If you want something other then what you are seeing on the conveyer belt or if you want a refill on your beer or sake, simply press the blue button at your table and a waitress will come to your aid! Not only did we receive excellent service from our server Alex, we also had the opportunity to try a Sake flight along with a chef created sushi and sashimi platter. The Salmon Belly and the Kanpachi With Truffle Oil were AMAZING!

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Blue C Sushi prides itself on their unique creations, offering items such as, a Loaded Baked Potato Roll, Tuna Tostada and a Caesar Salad Roll. They also offer a variety of dessert goods not typically found in the sushi world, such as, brownies and cupcakes. I can’t wait to come back!

bluec3Super fresh sashimi platter that looks as gorgeous as a flower arrangement thanks to the talented chefs at Blue C Sushi!

Blue C Sushi
6374 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028