Strike up a chorus of “Danny Boy.” It appears the fate of one of L.A.’s most historic drinking spaces is once again in jeopardy. In a note posted on Facebook this morning, Tom Bergin’s current owner Derek Schreck announced that due to “harsh realities of the demands of both our little Irish cottage here, and also the marketplace at large,” the beloved pub and its upstairs whiskey lounge, The Vestry, will close for business on Sunday, January 21.
There comes a point during dinner at Oriel, the modish French bistro from restaurateur Dustin Lancaster, where you give up trying to orient yourself. You’re situated on the eastern edge of Chinatown, inside a squat corner space that once housed an acupuncture clinic. The Gold Line silently glides by overhead. Set against the lonely streetscape, the building’s exterior, lined with bands of humming red neon, looks equal parts Blade Runner and Hopper’s Nighthawks.
Winter in L.A. might generally be mild, but when a gray day does come along, there’s no place we would rather be than bent over a steaming, fragrant hot pot. Here are the places where we go to take a dip in boiling broth. If you’re not the sharing type, try this Taiwanese hot pot chain, which has 11 outlets across greater L.A. Rather than a communal pot, individual bowls arrive, which means you can personalize your spicy broth (above) with anything from fried tofu to clams to quail eggs.
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