Nov 3, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans in the United States. The holiday focuses on gathering of friends and family to pray for an remember friends and loved ones that have passed away. The celebration occurs on November 2nd in connection with All Saints Day (Nov.1) and All Souls Day (Nov.2)
Last night we decided to head over to East Side Luv (ESL) located in Boyle Heights. Many people in attendance were dressed up in traditional face painting that represent the dead. Additional face paintings were being done in the back outside area of the bar. This beer and wine bar is plastered with old school Mexican lucahdor posters and Latino art from a local LA artist. They have a rotation of artists displays and live bans through out each week. Last nights band was called "Azucar LA" that played merenge, salsa, and rock in Spanish followed by music from DJ Pan Dulce.








Since this heavily Latino inspired bar only served beer & wine, they have a specialty drink called a Michelada . This is a local favorite which is made in a salted rimmed glass with beer mixed with lime juice, salt and chile powder and a couple saladitos (Mexican camoy chile candy) at the bottom.













Eastside Luv Wine Bar y QUEso
1835 E. 1st Street Los Angeles, CA, 90033
http://www.eastsideluv.com/
Open from Wednesday-Sunday 8pm-2am


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