Proper Restaurant LA Canada
Flintridge Proper Bar
The Flintridge Proper calls itself the world's largest gin bar, and that isn't hyperbole - at more than 200 bottles and counting, this gin-centric locale may well hold the record for most gin in a bar. 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? Hint: Drive
east from Pasadena on Foothill Blvd. northwest on the 210 from Pasadena, or maybe north on the 2 from Glendale. (PSA: The editor of this blog, who happens to live in Pasadena, truly sucks at directions, with or without gin.) You'll hit it.
The Proper has been open for about eight months, during which time it has slowly honed its food and beverage program - and built up a respectable following among those who appreciate the intensely locavore philosophy and laid-back vibe. 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're inside.
Flintridge Native Botanicals Gin
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 bartenders - if you aren't sure what to drink, trust their judgment - and gaze at the expertly stocked, saloon-meets-Victorian bar space.
Obvious care has been taken with the bar design, which clearly is meant to showcase the restaurant and bar's gin selection. It's well-lit, lined up like soldiers and unabashedly front and center, and to the side and in the corners and up top. From the stalwarts like Plymouth and Hendrick's to artisan varieties like Uncle Val's and No. 209, as well as truly esoteric, across-the-Pond selections like Zuidam genever and Professor Cornelius Ampleforth Bathtub Gin, the Proper is a candy store for juniper-loving imbibers.
Moreover, the bar makes its own Flintridge Native Botanicals Gin with locally grown and foraged botanicals - wild sage and rosemary, star jasmine, Meyer lemon from an employee's backyard, for starters. While it's not technically gin because it infuses rather than distills the botanicals, it's clear that what head bartender John Peet is going for is most certainly a gin-ish spirit.
Peet and fellow head bartender Angel Meza show their various gins the proper - no pun intended - respect as well. The "Proper" martin offers a smooth ratio of Plymouth gin to Dolin vermouth, with the surplus cocktail served iced in a mini-carafe beside the drink. Likewise, the bar offers a seasonal "Improved Gin & Tonic, " which features a rotating gin selection with some complementary muddled additions. On the menu for early fall is Tanqueray Malacca (spicy and warm) with strawberries, fresh rosemary and fresh lime juice, plus tonic.what time does the walgreens pharmacy open what does oil pressure low mean what does the name aiden mean How to watch old? How to not be sad? what does resonate mean What happens to tips when interest rates rise what does grooming a child mean what does ide mean How to make brown color How to set up a new gmail account How do i enable twitch tips How to stop overeating? what does askew mean Tricks to find where you died in minecraft what are babylights How to fix bloating? what does stigma mean Tips to help you when youre angry How long for ibuprofen to work what football games are on What are the tricks of a scammer what does fiberglass look like How to milk a prostate? What is it called when you do tricks with vapes what does bruno mean in italian what are dmards What are the tips for record a cinema video what does straight mean what does it mean 1111 How do fidget sticks tricks How to reheat fried chicken? what is idk mean what does a urine culture show what does it mean when your mucus is yellow How to wipe a mac? what does bi curious mean what does low hdl mean what does it mean to dream of your partner cheating what does tread lightly mean what does fym mean what does terminated mean what does evacuate mean Why are the tips of my kentia palm turning rust colored Tips on how to apply water based acrylic clear coat what do green hearts mean How to remove blackheads in 5 minutes How to find someone on onlyfans How to clean snow peas tips How to make waffle batter? what does captivity mean Ynderstanding how people learn, tricks to keep people engaged while training How to strengthen lungs? How to cut crown molding? what percentage of nfl players are black How to improve bag of tricks As a health care provider, what teaching tips would you offer donna How much money does linus tech tips have How to airdrop on iphone? what does the green dot mean on messenger what does mimic mean How to pan fry a steak? How to tie a head wrap Tips on how to ejaculate faster what does knuckle dragging mean Tips on how to keep poles up when insalling a new pool liner in above ground pool what does pineapple do for men what are georgia's new voting laws what does aoc mean what does legion mean How to make metal in little alchemy? what does it mean to simp what does zooted mean what is immunocompromised mean How do card magic tricks How to replace a wat od-100e replacement ortho tips for wp-100/450 2pk what does non profit mean How to reset apple id password What is the easiest pen spinning tricks How to tame a fox How to make chai tea latte? Lyrics "when the world turns tricks: Tips for moving on after a break up when kids are involved How to connect airpods to find my iphone what does the prostate gland do what does gary mean what does it mean when a bunny licks you How to calculate average speed? How does carbanoaro do slight of hand tricks what does paralympics mean what does luv mean in texting How to do tips properly for chest 5 brainwashing tricks that work no matter how smart you are How to get stickers off glass what does trace mean How to pass an oral drug test? what does fasting mean for blood work How to build a dog house? Study tips how to get started How to fix a recliner that tips over backwards what does it mean when your left eye keeps twitching what does rim fire mean How to fix a sore throat How to kill creeping charlie what does pcr mean How to get darkrai bdsp what time does family dollar close today How to roll glass tips How to download music to your phone for free Updated 4 hours ago the first thing to do when you enter a hotel room, and other travel tips what are ponte pants How to make waist beads what does childish mean Which tips fit graco lts 170 what does mitzvot mean How to find mean? How many tricks can you do on a scooter How to increase protein intake?