Please pardon our latest haitus. We know that we've been slacking and that Dylan "Pickles" Sittig has been pretty boring in his posts. This is not a journalism blog Dylan, this is for us to post our inside jokes and make everyone else try to figure them out/feel stupid.
Anyways, we are back and without the leadership of Ben "the best" Tuthill, but who needs him. Our first post will be all about greatness. The greatest of the great of 2012. The greatest new joints in Eagle Rock/Highland Park. The greatest beers of 2012. And of course everyone's favorite: The greatest albums of 2012. These will all be Greatest 5, except greatest albums because we know how much everyone loves that one.
Ok, here are our Greatest New Joints in Eagle Rock-Highland Park 2012
4. La Cuevita
Organix is an amazing new spot brought to Eagle Rock by our friends who started Figueroa Produce. They offer all local, all organic options, which is super amazing for us Food Justicers. Arguably my favorite part of the store are the bulk options available. They have all types of grains, nuts, beans, and dried fruits in bulk! Amazing! Also, the ownership are the nicest guys I know!
2. Hermosillio Club*
Seriously people, SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS!
The Greatest Beers 2012
∞: Fat Tire
5. Cisco Winter Shredder
4. Lagunitas Undercover Shut Down Ale
3. Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen
2. Anchor Steam Christmas
1. Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter
I know this isn't exactly "local", but trust me this brew is super duper great. It is a traditional porter with a toasted twist. The toasting gives this it an amazingly robust, nutty flavor, which couples well with the traditional porter flavor. It has a nice malty brown color and a great nose. Unfortunately this is very difficult to find, but again local businesses to the rescue! Go Galco's!
0. Our own Mead
Greatest Albums 2012
10. Grizzly Bear: Shields
9. Death Grips: The Money Store
8. Chromatics: Kill For Love
7. Beach House: Bloom
6. Grimes: Visions
The ironic name of this album stems from the fact that the singer is, in fact, color blind! Wow, this young stunta really over came her disability to show the world what music really is. My favorite track is Never Stop Going. It just that power jam you throw on during the last set at the gym. There is also a great love making track called Lower Lip, just throw it on next time you're with that special someone.
5. Swans: The Seer
4. Tame Impala: Lonerism
3. Frank Ocean: Channel ORANGE
Dude, seriously, this is just str8 pussy melting music. Like don't put it on your stereo while your cat is in the house. No one wants to clean that up. Probably the greatest attribute of this album is the trancendence of genres and genders. Like does he rap? Does he croon? Why is John Mayer here? Is John Mayer now a girl? Also, can you get channel ORANGE on direct tv?
2. Frank Ocean: Channel ORANGE
1. Kendrick Lamar: good kid, m.A.A.d city
0. Ibid: Gaols (This Should Have Been a Warmth)