There is no question that drinking in LA is a lot easier than drinking in Utah, for instance. A few years ago I was driving back from Park City, Utah after attending the Sundance Film Festival when my car broke down. Did I mention that I was alone and it was in the middle of a snow storm? I ended up staying in a tiny hotel in the middle of nowhere. I will sum up my mental state by saying that I really could have used a drink. Did I get my drink? No. It was after 11pm and the gas station (the only sign of life for miles) couldn't sell me any by law.
So, drinking in LA. Easier? Yes. Cooler? Also yes. This town is filled with mixologists (yes, that's a real job) and impressively creative bartenders. I have looked down to find everything from bacon to basil in my glass.
Last week I went to Ford's Filling Station in Culver City and ordered:
This is a shot of jalapeno-infused tequila served with a PBR topped with a jalapeno "funnel". Surprisingly delicious.
My friend Gabrielle ordered a thyme infused drink that was freshness in a glass.
Adding to the cool factor, Ford's Filling Station is owned by Harrison Ford's son, Ben Ford, who is a brilliant chef. (The bacon-wrapped dates were to die for!)