Some of the crowd at Varnish for aaronjv's birthday. Click through for a few more shots of people, and perhaps a preview of the LA Cocktail Examiner's coverage of Las Perlas (as his camera was dead). I had a good time chatting with various folks as we assorted in different combinations as we made our way from Cole's (how can a sandwich so simple be so good?) to Varnish to Las Perlas, where I treated the birthday boy to some Chinaco añejo that was soooo good. More dessert-y than I remember it, with strong vanilla and almost chocolate aroma. I bowed out after that, but who knows how long and far the odyssey continued?