Thursday, September 13, 2007
Some interesting fact I gathered from Chowhound
Bonjour chez vous!
Sometimes when you browse on Chowhound, if you sift through all the anal-retentive holier-than-thou types - in French: psychorigides - who have scientifically proven that Italian espresso is not as good as whatever they can brew at home, you find some interesting tidbits.
Such as below:
[from a thread about bars open at 6 AM]
Del's Saloon on Santa Monica and Bundy. But if you are in the neighborhood I would choose the Gaslight. You'll often see the actor Patrick McGoohan (Braveheart, The Prisoner) there that early.
Blimey! First of all I always believed Patrick McGohan was still frozen in time and lived eternally in Portmeirion.
I had such a crush on him when I was 12! I was totally hooked up on The Prisoner*, one of the best TV series of all times (with the Avengers, the ones with Emma Peel). Well, there's no chance I'll be up that early to celebrity-spot my pre-teenage crush, plus I'm sure I will be heartbroken if I discover a puffy, preserved-in-gin-gimlet older gent. Plus he really is an older gent: 79 years old.
Plus, at 6 AM I'd rather have three espressos/espressi 'cause I am not a number, I am a free woman. I think my favorite espresso spot is not open that early anyway (on Larchmont, the Italian place/deli that's right next to the Leonidas chocolate store). But you can spot me there at more decent hours. Till then... Be seeing you!
* confidential to my DLC: hey Mike, could you ever get McGohan to star in one of your shows??? Please, please, please!!!!!