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Let's eat.

From Big Sur's killer cliff-clinging eateries to Salinas' unparalleled produce, this blog aims to sniff out all things Monterey County can stomach, via picture and prose, curiosity and appetite, hand and mouth.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Luxe Lounge Pump Fake

Yes, those lights are nice (they're brand new). But yes, that dance floor is empty.

Luxe Lounge
got off to an inauspicious start on its opening night because it wasn't, well, open.

When I stopped by owner Dennis Barwick (above left, in full explanation mode) blamed the fire department for a last minute inspection that revealed his front doors wouldn't open in an emergency.

I blame him for having a door that doesn't open.

He assured me that it would be open today, but the wires hanging from the ceiling, the empty cigarette dispenser, the empty bar shelves and bare walls hinted at another time line.

At least the sound resonated nicely and all the security staff was there getting acquainted with the joint, so they have that going for them.