by Carylon Clint on
"Lift me up before you go go" - Wham said it... not me (Kinda) On a more serious note... Get GO GO'n to this hip, hidden brunch gem! I wish I could tell you they had this sickly amazing diabetic friendly sugar-free caramelized french toast loaded with sweet addictive gunk, fresh fruits and whip cream... but sadly they don't have that, nor does ANY brunch spot... HINT HINT (Hope your reading Management). What THEY do have though, is a ridiculously tasty selection of brunch dishes to choose from. I myself ordered the Eggs Benedict... TWO THUMBS UP (WAY UP) A few of my girlfriends (who are lucky enough to have sugar) decided to treat themselves to the amazing special..... BREAKFAST CRACK... a.k.a "Special" Pumpkin Cannoli French Toast with Maple Syrup & Walnuts. They looked like they were in heaven, lucky bastards! Great place to take friends visiting in town or mom & pop.. Go ahead, see for yourself ;-)
by Amy C. on
Ugh. Hollywood. So overrated. My friends wanted to come here last night since they went opening night and loved it. Since I wasn't able to join in the fun last time, I obliged. My gf and I got to the line at 9:30 pm and were joined by a few other friends. It was a mixed group of guys and girls. We waited and waited and waited. Fucking 2 fucking hours. I was so pissed. They kept letting all these people who just showed up in and ignoring the guest list line. So WTF was the point of having a guest list? My girls and I didn't want to ditch the guys, but finally after 2 fucking hours, we went up and told them it was just us 5 girls. The guy told us to wait a bit more and he would let us in. So, we stood in a different line, this time closer to the door. Another 20 minutes go by and he says that he can let 3 of us in. So, we got in and left the other 2 behind. Oh wells. We were first in line and my feet were killing me. I'm a Mom for fuck's sake, I don't club that much and time's a wasting. We had to pay $15 each. UGH. Whatever. Finally, at 11:30 pm we hit the bar, took a couple shots and started shaking our bootys to the pumping house music. The music was insanely good! No complaints there! Crowd was a mix of DBs and cool peeps. We met some dude who had a table cuz he was celebrating his birthday so we kicked it with him and his friends for most of the night. The rest of the night was fun, but it gets kinda blurry towards the end. I think I was drinking too many redbull vodkas cuz it's 6 pm and my head is still throbbing. Well, least we had a good time after all. But, I highly doubt I will be coming back to this club.
by Sha Bena on
I had a Sunday dinner upstairs in the dining room at Parish. I'd made a few brunches, and have done the market, but this was my first dinner. This review is strictly about dining upstairs. The first thing I noticed is that the menu is very, very unfriendly to vegetarians. Very. Not only were there very few vegetable-only items (one I think...and it was: "Seasonal Vegetables", yawn.), but there were no descriptions of items to let you know what was in them. I'm vegAquarian, but it turns out the fish selection was cooked with chicken livers --- whaaa? *sigh* I apologized to the chicken and ate it anyway. The meatloaf that my date ordered, it turns out, was made of meat. So she was happy. The second thing I noticed was that our waiter was compelled by some inner demon to describe everything in annoying detail and with faux-dramatic flair. I felt he was trying to pretend to a level of snooty upscale that was somewhat reflected in the prices, but clashed with the overall theme and style of the place. The waiter's demonic possession also seemed to include the need to push oysters and a glass of $14 off-menu wine on me...he spent the first 7 minutes of our conversation (monologue?) describing them to us, but never asked us what kind of wine I preferred, what I had in mind to eat, etc. OK, now you're wondering, "Wtf?, you gave the place 4 stars." As I mentioned I ordered the fish. The "Enchanted Mountain Trout"...enchanted? OMG. It was AWESOME! I blame the chicken livers and this crazy citrus butter sauce...not lemon, citrus. It was amazingly good, perfectly cooked, with the citrus adding a nice zip and sour pucker. Apparently the meatloaf was quite good too. The food was so good, I forgot all about the goofiness of the waiter until I wrote this review. I should also note, the chef did a token drive-by to ensure the food was to our satisfaction. Nice touch. So. Not vegetarian friendly. Annoying waitstaff. A little expensive. But at the end of the day, we came for great food, and they delivered. Props to the new chef. Tighten up the overall experience, and we have 5 stars in the making.