Before the Monkeys went to their little birthday shindig, we had a late dinner at Fred 62. I don't care that a lot of people claim not to like Fred 62. They are liars! They simply can't admit that a popular place is yummy. I love Fred 62.
Fred 62, it's a 24-hour diner in the heart of Los Feliz. "Fred" is none other than Fred Eric, the same man behind Tiara Cafe.
Fred 62 is where I first had fried mac 'n' cheese. I fell in love with Mr. Eric's signature whimsy instantly. The food is not only delicious, but so are the dishes' names. And where else can you find busboys with t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Lesbians Eat Out"?
Fred 62, we headed to the Maya-Torry Double Birthday Party at the Red Lion Tavern (2366 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles), a kitschy little bar in Silver Lake. If you ever have a burning desire to hang out in a German pub, this is the place for you!
We had a fun chat with a little blonde spitfire named Kelly. She regaled us with tales of her unsafe neighborhood and her morbid hobby of perusing local homicide blogs to stay on top of the killings near her apartment. We asked her what she does for a living, and she told us she's in a band called The Dollyrots.
We Googled when we got home, and we totally recognized their very catchy song "Because I'm Awesome." It's in a Kohl's commercial! (Kelly is the curly blonde in the television set at the beginning and in the crowd at the end.)
The actual music video for "Because I'm Awesome" is a spoof of American Idol. The Monkeys' hearts belong to The Donnas, of course, but talking to Kelly was pretty...awesome. (Come on. You knew that was coming.) Really cool girl!
Of course, I must include pics of the birthday girls, who indeed partied like rock stars. Well, I guess, in this case, they are rock stars.
Apple shots with Birthday Girl.
P.S. For those of you stumped by yesterday's post re Foxboro Hot Tubs, the [imaginary] prize goes to Keren, who correctly guessed FHT's alter ego, Green Day! Good ear, Keren!