Pour Haus…an Unexpected Surprise.

“We could go to Church and State…”  I suggested to my friend Maureen as our starving and barely functioning brains tried to summon up dinner options.  We had just gotten out of a film festival screening, downtown, which we arrived to starving, so now we were ravenous.  Desperate.  Like, could-have-eaten-a-napkin starving.  “Yeah, that sounds fine to me.”  Maureen drawled.  I made a dash to the  arts district, wanting to get food in my stomach as quickly as possible.  I didn’t even bother looping the neighborhood to find free parking.  $8.00 lot you’re doing it for me tonight baby!

Church and State looked awfully crowded when we drove by, as it was Saturday night, I didn’t know if we had the patience for a wait!  We crossed the street from the parking lot and saw a sign much closer to us than our first choice restaurant.  It read “Pour Haus“.  “What’s this?”  We said to each other, in agreement that it looked like a  good spot.   Instinctually we went inside to gaze at the menu.

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It was a wine bar, a well-stocked wine bar.  I researched and found out it had been around for nearly a year, but I had no idea!  The ceiling was high and open, the floors were concrete and the walls were white, meeting the arts district studio vibe.  The menu looked great, cheese, charcuterie, small plates, a happy variety of items.  The wine options were of course appealing too.  “You can do a wine flight?!” Maureen said, as her entire face lifted from it’s starving slumber.  We were staying.

Our server immediately poured us tastes of the evening’s featured wine, a Lambrusco.  Little did he know, I am obsessed with Lambrusco!  The rich fizz went down my throat and I knew that’s what I would be drinking the rest of the night.  Maureen had her heart set on getting that wine flight.  We were both confident with our beverage selections, but still had to take care of the meal business!

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There were so many delicious sounding options! We decided to get the oxtail tacos and sliders to share.  In the meantime, a cheerful bowl of popcorn was set in front us.  It disappeared quickly, but did it’s job and kept us from fainting.  How cute is that, popcorn?!  Looking around, waiting for our dinner to arrive we saw the shelves stocked with board games.  Not only can you come here, order basically any kind of wine you want and tasty snacks, but you can also play board games?!  I mean, this place is pure genius in my book.

Our transformation from grumpy, hungry, lifeless girls into laughing, stuffed, ready for anything women was all thanks to Pour Haus and the good wine and food they provided us with.  The pleasant experience was nothing we were prepared for, but wouldn’t have missed it for anything!  I highly recommend checking out this place if you haven’t yet, especially if you live downtown!

Want more info? http://pourhauswinebar.com/

Cheers and have a delicious weekend!

xo,

Tara

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Author:The Food Pervert

Tara Redfield, The Food Pervert, is an actress, writer, host and obviously food lover. She started her blog and website, "The Food Pervert," in 2010 after an incredible visit to New York City. Her soul acknowledged a genuine passion for food and a desire to share her experiences with friends and family. She’s been sharing ever since. One of her most exciting experiences living in Los Angeles has been working on the TLC reality cooking show, “The Take Home Chef” with the charming and talented Curtis Stone. Redfield has a true love for cooking, dining, travel and story telling. She continues to spread the food love by visiting restaurants, markets, and food festivals as often as possible and sharing her finds through photos and stories. TV Host Representation: Paul Barrutia Commercial Talent 9255 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 505 West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.247.1431

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