Barfly, June 21, 2001

Barfly, June 21, 2001

DebL

Opening: Hurry into H&H Jobbing, West Artesia, RB to score a free pass for two for the new film The Fast And The Furious opening nationwide this Friday, June 22. Passes are first come first serve and limited to one pass, (admits two), per person while supplies last - get there fast and furiously, but drive safely. Coming Back: Eat At Pete’s, the little café attached to the Laundromat, Pier Ave, HB will re-open this month as a lunch and light dinner joint, serving from 11am-9pm. Almost Gone: Better hurry over to Kincaid’s, Fisherman’s Wharf, RB, if you want to "catch" some of that Copper River Alaskan King Salmon as by the end of the month it will actually be illegal. These fishies are so highly prized that the Alaska Department of Fish and Game enforces a strict season of just a few weeks a year for catching and cooking, capiche? Check out what all the hoopla is about while you still can. Closing: Saturday Night Fever at the Shubert Theatre jams through this Sunday, June 24. Call 800.447.7400 for ticket info. If you miss it, you can catch it at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa from June 28 through July 8 except Independence Day. Call 213.265.3500 for ticket info and remember what I told you about being able to reserve your cocktails for half-time…

Happy Hour Of Note: Beluga, North Morningside & Manhattan Beach Boulevard, MB offers $5 drinks plus free calamari fried or sautéed during Happy Hour, Tuesdays through Fridays, 6-7:30pm. Chef Peter Gateas’ 30 years of experience includes private chef-ing for Aristotle Onassis aboard his yacht. How do you say impressive in Greek?

Road Trip: The annual Long Beach Bayou Festival, formerly known as the Cajun & Zydeco Festival, jams this week-end, Saturday June 23 and Sunday June 24 at the Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach. Gates open around 11am both days with non-stop live music from noon-8pm. This family-centered cultural event of music, dance, food and activities generally attracts crowds of over 5000. Check out the mini-metropolis of people from all over the country jamming to Cajun, zydeco and swing music. For more info and tix call 562.427.8834 or visit www.longbeachfestival.com…

Wine Maker Dinner: Next Wednesday, June 27 join owners Steve and Behrouz at the Manhattan Bar & Grill, Manhattan Beach Boulevard, MB for a Geyser Peak Winery wine maker dinner. $65per person plus tax and grat includes a five-course meal featuring fare such as Maryland Dungeness Crab Cakes, caramelized onion soup, beefsteak tomato romaine salad, filet mignon with all the fixin’s, and homemade strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries topped with grand marnier — alcohol anyway you can get it - each paired with a different vino. Make your reservations now as seating is limited. Call 546.4545 for more info…

Extra Sunshine: Today, Thursday, June 21 is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Take some time today to stop and smell the palm trees and remember why we all live here. Have cocktails on the roof at Hennessey’s Hermosa? Watch the sunset over the Manhattan Pier from Beaches? A run on the Strand? Whatever. Just enjoy…

Road Trip Part II: Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of Sea World, San Diego, offers FREE BEER at the Clydesdale Hamlet & A-B Hospitality Center. They have the famous horses stabilized for viewing and next door is the Hospitality Center which features a deli, gift shop and a free beer tasting area — what does beer taste like again? People are allowed one 10ounce cup at a time and no more than two per day. Makes for a nice lunch paired with the slow brother of that fish you just watched jump through the hoop…

Sports: Congrats Laker fans on your repeat and thank you for not blowing up my house this year. Baseball. I can’t get excited until the playoffs when they play 700 games during the regular season. 44 days till the NFL begins its preseason Friday, August 3 Pittsburgh/Atlanta kicking off the Hall of Fame Week-end culminating with the Hall of Fame Game, Monday night, August 6 Miami/St. Louis in Canton, Ohio. Tick-tock…

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