by Sunny Kury on
This lunch counter, inside a nightclub, used to be a pizza place, and I have to say that the food is much improved. I got to chat with Stuart, the kitchen manager, for a bit and learned about the care that goes into sourcing quality ingredients. That quality comes through in the taste of the food - I was quite happy with my "fat" taco on the points of flavor, size, and price. ("Fat" indicates it includes rice, beans, sour cream, and guac.) I'm sure to be back again, though I hope they're able to do a bit more with the atmosphere.
by Somer Thorburn on
The NEW Micky's Micky's is a gay club in West Hollywood right in the middle of everything. It was still popular but worn down when it burned down a few years ago. But they have rebuilt and recently reopened as a 2-story club with a full kitchen to boot. Why would you go to a gay club (or any club for that matter) to get food? Normal people would not plan an evening with dinner at Micky's. But I did. A friend of mine wanted to see the new Micky's. I saw pictures of it online and it looked like a really nice space. Since it has a kitchen, we planned to get dinner to check it out. First of all, at no point is it ever run like a restaurant. Tables are grabbed by anyone, whether or not they are even eating or drinking. That said, if it is early in the evening even on a weekend, you probably won't have a problem getting a table or someone offering to share or give you their table. Before 9 on a Friday, it was a 2-for-1 well drink special. Good deal. They have the appetizer stuff that are well priced for the portions and definitely meant to be shared. I worried about getting the tuna tartar (is the raw fish really fresh?) so I got the tri-color nachos ($8), which were very good. The dinner menu looked good, although the entree's seemed priced high (chicken breast with brown rice and sauteed spinach for $15 and salmon, roasted potatoes, tomato caper relish and sauteed spinach for $17). Skipping those, the turkey burger at $12 was good - but generally I think they could knock $2 off their almost all of their entrees. The service was very good. He even came back to ask if everything was alright. We also got our table wiped down not once, but twice before our food came. Instead of bringing the check with the food, he waited until we were almost finish and then brought it over. I don't want to be too critical of the space because I think they really tried to make a nice contemporary space. And some parts come off really well - like the glowing white quartz bar counter and the back lit resin wall panels. And fact, individually, each piece is designed well, but it doesn't feel like an integrated space. Some of it has to do with the materials and colors. There is the faux rusted steel paired with the charcoal grey stucco and brick finish which has a nice look. But then there are the bright back lit panels, satin aluminum trim, white ceilings and bright orange accents, which looks like it belongs to a completely different club. They all just mix together in a slightly incoherent mess. But it won't really be the food or the space or the service that brings people here. Those are just ancillary things. What brings gay men and straight people (who want to be cool by hanging with the gays) is FUN. And I had a lot of fun there. I'm sure I'll be back.
by Erica B. on
If you haven't noticed, I like small lounge/clubs with Djs and interesting people ( a la Country Club, Gallery Bar, Bijoux, Upstairs). I liked this place just fine, it was a funny crowd more than a cool crowd, eclectic, and I like the red walls and lighting. Didn't have any drinks here cuz it was super late nite (around 3 am) and I was over it, so I was just there to check out the scene and dance. It is small, but like Angela says, I did not feel cramped. If you are in the Bowery, LES area, definitely come late night and enjoy yourself your last calorie burning dance sesh before bed!