June 9, 1985
Thank you for the delightful article by Jon Gardey on England, "Lifting a Pint to Ansty" (May 12). I had to write to say it's the first really accurate account of a visit to my country that I've read. Most "I was there" articles seem to have been taken straight out of a travel brochure, but this was a wonderfully evocative memory of an England that is my home. Every detail had been noticed with warmth and humor, and the photos captured the moments as they really are. I've been visiting Los Angeles and have enjoyed reading your paper very much.
October 19, 2012 |
Hollywood's Cat & Fiddle is the pub that rock 'n' roll built. Founded in 1982 by British expat Kim Gardner and his wife, Paula, the place has become the go-to British pub for musicians and those who love them. Kim -- a known wild man and bassist -- was part of the British Invasion of the 1960s and played with legends including George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds. The pub has also become a second home for generations of pint-loving neighbors and devoted monarchists who come for the hearty British fare, gorgeous front patio and down-home vibe cultivated by the Gardner family over the years.
March 17, 2013 |
LONDON - It's Saturday afternoon in the jam-packed Old Red Lion on London's shopper-crowded St. John Street. Beer-fueled chatter - including some salty heckles - ricochets off the TV screens, while the pub's lone server pours pints of frothy ale in double-quick time. Local soccer team Arsenal is playing, and the game isn't going well. Nestled among the red-shirted lager lovers are several quiet imbibers, their tables topped with glasses of wine and the occasional well-thumbed paperback.
November 19, 2010
As picked by bartender and brewer Tanner Worth, 30. Duvel Green from Duvel Moortgat Brewery, Belgium A complex golden ale, this version comes only in kegs. Chef Brendan Collins says it is ultimately drinkable, calling it, "a nice six- or seven-pint kind of beer. " $10 pint Green Flash West Coast IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego A crisp and super-hoppy India pale ale, among the top sellers. $4 pint La Chouffe, from Brasserie d'Achouffe, Belgium A rich Belgian dubbel, lightened up with spice and clove.
July 12, 2008 |
The two men drink standing near the back of the long bar at Davy Byrnes, one of the many watering holes in this city that, in the words of writer Samuel Beckett, who once lived upstairs, have been known to house "broken glass and indiscretion. " In the back, because that's well away from the "whippets" and "blow-ins" who tend to wander in, armed with neither intellect nor wit, if one distinguishes between the two, settle on the first available stool and ask for a "Boodweiser" from the barman.
May 30, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO PORTLAND, ORE. From LAX, Alaska and United offer nonstop service to Portland. Southwest offers direct service (stop, no change of planes). Alaska, Southwest and United also offer connecting service (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $256. BREW PUBS Upright Brewing, 240 N. Broadway, Suite 2; (503) 735-5337, http://www.uprightbrewing.com. In addition to offering free samples at the Saturday Portland Farmers Market, Upright operates a tasting room on weekends.