The cocktails flowed freely at Saturday night's Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party. Organized by the Weekly's own Jonathan Gold as a fundraiser for Zócalo Public Square, the 1920s-themed shindig featured nine L.A. restaurants dishing out appetizers and five bars, all owned by Cedd Moses, mixing retro-inspired cocktails.
Would-be flappers mingled with foodists, chefs and culture vultures -- not easy to do when you're balancing a plate of pork croissants (Jar) and a classic Pikesville Manhattans (Cole's) or a cup of Rivera's garlicky, yellow tomato gazpacho and a glass of Las Perlas' spicy PaQui tequila cocktail.
The gorgeous architecture of Union Station always makes me feel like I'm traipsing through a sexier, darker, more dramatic version of my real life. Closing out the night, we ran into a gang of BMX bicycle riders who might have been plucked from the set of a teen action movie, circa 1984. One more reason to love Los Angeles.
More pix after the jump.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!