The Weekly covers the music, art, culture and food scene of Los Angeles, and its staff doesn't venture into the Crescenta Valley too often it seems, as the story makes fun of LCF's location like it is a lone, mysterious, hard-to-find desert outpost:
But, rather than being in the heart of the boozy action -- downtown, the Westside -- you'll find this gin palace in a quiet, foothill town called La Cañada Flintridge. Where, you say?
Once the writer actually found the Proper, she liked what she saw:
When you walk in, it feels like a neighborhood joint, albeit one that exists in a very tony community -- and in a strip mall, which you forget the moment you walk inside.
Bookcases line the walls in the oyster bar, while dimmer lights and cushiony seating are on offer in the lounge/bar. Opt for the heart-of-the-action bar seats where you can chat with the enthusiastic bar tenders -- if you aren't sure what to drink, trust their judgment -- and gaze at the expertly stocked, saloon-meets-Victorian bar space
The article also discusses Flintridge Proper's 200+ selection of gins, which it says is the largest selection in the world. They even make their own gin with locally grown ingredients.
The Flintridge Proper is located at 464 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada. Hours and additional details can be found atwww.theproper.com.
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