The Scoodie Quick Hit – Weekend Hang-outs


Every Friday I’ll give my little Scoodies a suggestion on where to drop-in for drinks, food and fun when hanging in Los Angeles or wherever I may be in the World. Tonight its Bar Marmont, located inside the famous or infamous Chateau Marmont Hotel on the fabulous Sunset Strip. This is one of my favorites because you never know who you’ll see…an amateur paparazzo’s wet-dream. Or, if you’re an actor, model or anyone who wants to be seen, this is just the place for you.

You’ll enjoy the posh yet quirky decor, the energetic atmosphere and try one of their signature cocktails like The Jalapeno, The Framboise Savage, The Ginger Rogers or my personal fav, the Sun Goddess – a simply intoxicating mix of Belvedere vodka, Lillet, lemon juice, simple syrup, mint, and muddled grapes. It’s smooth, refreshing and will have you seeing quadruple if you’re not careful. Oh, do I remember the days.

As a side note, every time I go there, I feel as though I’ve stepped back in time to the old Hollywood glamour and glory days. I somehow keep wondering if  at any moment, I’ll see the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe or Paul Newman with all the star-power, joie de vivre, elegance and class our present day little camera muggers seem to be lacking. If only the walls could talk, the tales that they could tell must be mind-blowing.

Over the years I’ve bumped into many of today’s celebrities when getting my party on with friends. Hate to name drop but what the Hell, here goes…Lindsay Lohan (before becoming the hot mess she is now), Eva Longoria (texting and gushing over her little French B-baller, pre-divorce of course), Justin Timberlake (who is terribly funny and wildly flirtatious), Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling, Lebron James and entourage, P-Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Combs or whatever moniker he’s going by these days, and even on one rare occasion, Colin Firth, Mr. King’s Speech himself.

So if you’re ever out this way or already live in these parts, drop in and get your party on! But one suggestion, make dinner reservations or stay at the hotel to make sure your entry into this little slice of decadent heaven is locked down.  Hope to see you there!

Bar Marmont

8171 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Cocktail Bar

(323) 650-0575

Bar Snacks



House Cured Olives


Crispy Chickpeas Zaatar


Papadams & Yogurt Dip


Pork Cracklins & Pumpkin Ketchup


Bacon Wrapped Bourbon Apples


Rabbit Rillette Toasties


French Fries & 3 Dips


Pickle Plate


Deviled Egg

Small Plates
((6)) $15.00


Bloody mary mignonette

Taleggio Macn Cheese


Smoked Trout In Crispy Potatoes

Creme fraiche & capers

Crab & Avocado

Garlic lime vinaigrette & crispy potatoes

Oxtail Bruschetta

Shallot parsley salad

Crispy Calamari

Horseradish cream & lemon

Garlicky Shrimp


Caramelized Brussel Sprouts

Main Course

Almond Crusted Bass

Caper lemon sauce & haricots vert

Sheeps Milk Ricotta Gnocchi

Cauliflower & pinenuts

Lamb Ragout & Tagliatelle


Damn Good Burger

Homemade ketchup, fries n fixins

Grilled Salmon

Spiced lentils & spinach

Cider Glazed Pork Loin

Mustard spaetzle

Roasted Chicken

Kale & mashed potatoes

Cast Iron Flank Steak

Romesco & potatoes bravas

Salted Pistachio Crumble

Pistachio gelato

Coconut Creme Caramel

Pineapple rum granita

Vanilla Buttermilk Panna Cotta


Chocolate & Dulce De Leche Pudding


Welcome To Hollywood Cake


Chevre & Hazelnut Cheesecake


Three Cheese Board

Buckwheat honey, date & fig jam