by Ronna Stough on
I liked Micky's ok It had a really good DJ on all night, bonus. Cover charge tho? Hate hate hate that! I only do that if I'm going to a proper club, and this is more like a bar with a small dance floor in back. Shame on them for thinking of themselves as an actual dance club, it is not. Boys were good looking (shocker) and the crowd was nicely mixed. And not too too busy on the weekend, so, that was nice. Clean bathroom full of ladies, so that was nice too. Overpriced but strong drinks. Something I can't wrap my NYC brain around is that they stop serving alcohol at 2, but are open till 4? Like, the only spot around that's open till 4? I watched my friend being forced by a staff member to chug her drink at 2:01am because they were no longer allowed to have any alcohol on the floor. But I watched him sell it to her at 1:58. Bullcrap. I did like the layout tho - tables and chairs in front, opening out to the street, then a huge glossy bar inside, then dance floor in back. Fun place, but flawed. Also one of the only gay bars in WeHo that people were friendly, so, I liked that.
by Christine N. on
There are not enough stars for my to express how truly amazed I am about how my wedding turned out. We had met with Dusty back in January to walk through the space and see what Terra had to offer us and let me tell you, what I got in the end completely exceeded my expectations! Dusty, Stephanie, and Amy really listened to what we wanted and took our ideas to the next level.....again and again and again! Wedding planning means lots of changes and they were fantastic about everything, extremely understanding, and very patient. I don't think I could ever pull off this wedding on my own ...and to top it off, we pretty much stayed within our budget!! They were on top of everything from start to finish, working with our schedules, decorating the ceremony and reception, all of the venue arrangements...a whole grand production executed professionally and tastefully!!! AND OMG THE FOOD....I made it very very clear to Dusty and team that I wanted GOOD FOOD no matter what! Dusty often works with Devoted Catering (will rateclub them separately) and the food was memorable, remarkable, finely presented, and DELICIOUS!! Our guests are still raving about the bonaito (yam) bar, the jasmine rice trip, the ahi tuna swan, the beef medallions, and the porcini truffle ravioli to name a few!!! All very unique and not your boring wedding food. I am seriously considering asking them to cook for us on our 1 year anniversary so that we can enjoy all of our wedding food again....I am telling you, IMPECCABLE!!! On top of choosing a fabulous caterer for our wedding food, the bartenders and wait staff at our wedding were AMAZING...they were quick, friendly, and polite and all took the time to congratulate me all night. It's really easy for a bartender to loose his cool when people walk up and order 10 shots of vodka, 3 shots of red label (OPEN BAR!!)...oh and throw in 2 cuervos...but this never ever happened!! The bartenders had such cool and great attitudes all night. They were quick to serve all of our guests!! The one most favorite memory/moment that confirms that hiring Terra to build my wedding day story was one of the best investments I have ever made was when I was waiting behind the curtains with my mom, seconds away from walking down the aisle. With such precision, Dusty and Amy lift the dramatic white curtains and I am floored by what I see....my eyes are drawn towards my husband who has this amazing proud smile, then my eyes are drawn to the amazing, romantic, and gorgeous flower balls and candles that are hanging over the circular platform....the mood was intimate and classy and I cannot even begin to describe how my heart started melting at the site of how utterly amazing it all was....This was my wedding and all of it came together just as I imagined and just as I had wanted and this moment made it worth every penny...I would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you over and over and over to Dusty, Stephanie, Amy, and everyone who worked their butts off for our wedding. You guys all gave us the time of our lives and I will always and forever remember how special and incredible our wedding was! XOXOXOXOOXOXO
by Raelene Nicoletta on
Jimmy and I finally made it to one of Nick's wine tastings at Woodfire. I must admit that I'm biased because Jimmy and I used to go every two weeks to his tastings at his previous employer, so we were very much looking forward to this experience. Nick knows how to make everyone feel welcome at a tasting with his unassuming approach to learning and enjoying all types. We were seated in the back, at a table with a chair and a banquette seat. The pillows aren't just pretty - they're necessary on account of how the tables are set up. I was very grateful for the lumbar support, particularly by the 8th taste. The low lighting provided by the interesting light fixture (copper with small holes punched in it to resemble flames?) was perfect for ambiance, but made discussion of the color and clarity of the wine quite the challenge. I started with the green eggs and ham while Jimmy had the mushroom and leek soup. Mine was actually a fried egg (complete with some kind of meal breading) with lots of prosciutto and a diced cucumber salad. The combination of textures worked well together, and the flavors were subtle, so that I could focus on the wine without compromising my pallet. The soup was creamy and delicious - very earthy (and not in a "tastes like dirt" way). Next we split the scallops with leek and fennel. The scallops were huge! The leek and fennel mellowed nicely with the wood scent, so that the fennel did not overpower the other flavors as I feared it might. Lastly, we split the duck with grits, arugula, carrots, and radish. By now, we were on our 6th, 7th, and 8th tastes, so take the next part with a grain of salt, but that duck dish is something that I wish there was more of in this world. Such simple ingredients, paired together so well. Again, I was struck by how all the textures really worked together, and all the flavors complemented each other (and the wines). For dessert the apple tart. I was expecting ice cream, but it was more like crème fraiche, so I let Jimmy eat most of it while I savored my last sips of wine and waited to see if I'd guessed correctly on the blind pairing of 8 wines. Only 1 for 8. Boy do I need some practice! Can't wait for the next of Nick's tastings!.