With a menu of over 30 martini's to choose from, this bar/lounge has more options than an
insurance adjuster. Pick one like the "007," the "blue note" or
the "sushi"and enjoy the atmosphere. I sure did and will whenever in
||Fox Theatre: Boulder
A great place to catch a show but not to catch a martini. Stick with beer -
a good selection.
||Fly Me To The Moon:
Telluride, CO. 7/19/98
A cozy little basement bar with a surprisingly good martini. Love the dance
||Garton's: Vail, CO.
POOR! It was the first time I ever had a martini that was 'slushy.'
To top it off, the olive had to have been lying around since the Reagan
Administration. Sorry....no soup for you! It is a ski shack, beer is
your best bet
Jackson Hole, WY. 7/22/98
The best spot in Jackson Hole: cool atmosphere, great food, and a great
tasting martini served up in a Z stem glass. Nice touch moose. Strong with a
smooth finishing taste. Try the trout.
Seattle, WA. 7/24/98
All I have to say is that it was served in a rocks glass. SKIP IT! I
expected better since they have a neon martini glass sign in the window. One can
never count on anything in life. Too Vermouthy.
Portland, OR. 7/25/98
A bit strong though OK. A little shallow on the pour. Nice place to
catch a show, a bit to much echo in the room though. Had the Alfredo with chicken,
ehh. Great music memorabilia on the walls.
||The WOW Hall:
Eugene, OR. 7/26/98
Yeah Right! Too much patchouli, too much humidity, too hot, no circulating
air or A/C or anything! A freakin' gym!
||G Lounge: San
Diego, CA. 7/28/98
Boy that was refreshing! The closest glass full of Bombay Sapphire to
perfection in a while. So clean going down (ahhh!), a must if ever in SD! Nice
||Luna Park: Los
Angeles, CA. 7/29/98
Swanky, star-studded, restaurant/lounge located in West Hollywood. The food
was splendid, had the lamb. The martini was one of the finer.....well.....liquid
silk. A real pleasure. After all, where else can you bump elbows with the
likes of Ed McMahon and Pee Wee (I mean, Paul Ruben) while sipping.
|Great American Music
Hall: San Francisco, CA. 7/30/98
THE place to catch a performance. This venue had an unbelievably
superb sound. Martini you ask? Why quite good thanks. Almost airy!??
So crisp and dry, it was like a breath of air after sucking on a tic-tac.
Although...my second one was (to say politely) tainted. It goes to show you that it
is all in the pour(er).
||Reggae On The River:
Humboldt County, CA. 7/31/98
Tip #1: when in sunny California, in Humboldt County, in the midst of tens
of thousands of people, have a couple of Red Tails, enjoy the kind bud and relax.
The bar is closed today.
Lake Tahoe, CA. 8/1/98
It's all about the Blaster: Skip the martini and take off. The
martini was just so so - very rank looking olives. However, the Blaster is one can
of Red Bull and one shot of your choice. I chose Canadian Club. Pour the Red
Bull in a pint glass, drop in the shot and pop. T-minus 30 seconds till
||The Elbo Room:
Columbia, SC. 8/6/98
It's 1998 and South Carolina still has some law that all alcohol must be served
in those little nip bottles. What am I, on a freakin' plane? I was not in the
mood for the do-it-yourself idea so it was a Dewars night. Thumbs down to SC law,
but thumbs up to the Elbo Room: nice venue and cool scene.
Washington, D.C. 8/7/98
Here it goes: my first martini was graciously spilled all over the bar by
the bartender. No biggie, it happens. It was just an average one anyway.
My second was, of course, a Sapphire. Half way through the pour, she informed
me that she was out of Sapphire. So, I asked for a regular Bombay and she mixed the
two together. What the hell is that? And at $6.50, one really should know what
they are doing.
York City, NY. 8/8/98
That was the first time I have ever enjoyed a martini from a plastic party cup.
Excellent venue to catch a show but......come on guys, invest in some martini
Burlington, VT. 8/9/98
Tired from a long tour and many nights of martinis, this glass finished off
average but good. Good martini, great price. Yada yada yada.