(For those who are still enjoying the bitchfest over where the “real” Eastside actually is, jump to the extended version of this entry for my super duper double-dog dare of gustatory smackdownianism.)
It’s my understanding that bLA’ers are encouraged to post about their New Years’ experiences: unlike joz, I don’t have a check-in post from NYE itself, but I did take some mental notes while I was out & about. We first hit the Little Radio party which kicked hella mad ass and during which I got to see their new spaces for artists-in-residence (which I can’t find a weblink for, but I will). I took a couple crappy photos, like the one below, but the best are from awesome photog Timothy Norris…
(So…Littleradio Dave & Littleradio Jimmy, shouldn’t it be New Years’…2007? Don’t get me wrong. I love you guys no matter what year you think it is. Heh.)
Check the Little Radio photos out here. There’s even a somewhat decent picture of me hidden in there.
Then we headed an overwhelming seven blocks away for the Nexus party thrown by…uh…a buncha DJ collectives I don’t know [yet]. DJ Wolfie, who I *do* happen to know, rocked the house as per usual. It was fabulous. We left around what must have been six a.m. This was, without a doubt, the busiest NYE I’ve had in a long time.
In other news, my review of fantastic veggie restaurant Elf has devolved into a “where is the Eastside anyway”? debate. So, for everyone disputing my assertion that Elf is the best new restaurant on the Eastside for 2006, I challenge you! Name me what YOU think is the best new restaurant on the “real” Eastside (that is, east of the LA River). If you can give me a good enough argument for going there, I’ll meet you there, and if I think it’s tasty, I will buy you dinner. I shit you not. Also be aware I have very low standards for cleanliness but high standards for taste.
I dare ya.
And in other, other news, this is shaping up to be one of the best years yet. I can feel it.