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Huntington Beach Beer Company

by Mikey

Its time to veer off from the world of food for just a bit and show off a great place to get beer, beer, and more beer. It’s an awesome place on Main St, that has some excellent brews, just watch out for the guy that steals the chairs.

Huntington Beach Beer Company – Main St, Huntington Beach

My bro ,who is staying in HB, took me to a few of the great spots in and around town.  I’ll be throwing a few on here.  From here on out, the place will be known as HBBC because I don’t feel like typing that whole thing out every time I use the name.

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We shared a pitcher of the wheat beer, which was actually pretty damn good.  I’m not always a fan of the hef but theirs is done well.  It would be great to drink on one of those days when you’re out in the hot sun watching other people work.  We didn’t try too many others because it was just the beginning of our alcoholic adventure.

The place itself is upstairs, which can be a problem for most of us alcoholics.  Negotiating stairs drunk is a lot like a Pauly Shore movie. Yeah it’s got funny parts, but for the most part it is going to be bad. Another good reason to spread out the drinking.

They do have some great TV action, so it is a great place to watch sports.  They also have a patio with an outstanding view. It’s the perfect place to start off a first date when that game you were watching is still on, but you still want to make a good impression.  She’ll think you’re awesome for picking a great place to drink and you’ll get the chance to see your boys wrap up the game on TV.

I do have a couple general complaints. First, the help could increase the whole “happy, glad to see ya” thing.  They spend a lot of time having fun and laughing with each other, but as far as interacting with the public, they lean more towards “lets just get it over with”.  Maybe they were just upset about the current state of the economy.

The other thing that was odd is that this dude came by and took all the bar stools.  He didn’t say why, he just said he needed to remove the stools.  I figured he received some kind of vision and had to build something so the voices would stop.  Still, standing with a pitcher of beer doesn’t work as well as sitting comfortably.  I was hoping at that point for some kind of break dancing competition to break out with the new amount of space made.  But alas, no cardboard in sight.

We used the chair removal as our cue to hit up the next spot.  I would definitely hit up this place again.  They have some great beer and feature some nice seasonal brews.  They have some awards from the LA County Fair and the CA State Fair.  Silver medals abound throughout the taps; it’s definitely a great place to drink.  If you eat there, let me know how the food is.

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Rookees – Sportsbar and Grill

by Mikey

Rookees is a sports bar and grill down on Main St. in Ventura.  It’s an excellent spot to catch the game, get some food, and most importantly, drink like you did right before your doctor told you your liver is the size of an adult raccoon.  They have plenty of beers on tap and we even managed to try a few of the dishes.

Rookees – Main St Ventura

I drank with this dude he owns property in Silverstrand

I drank with this dude. He owns property in Silverstrand

Rookees is like your modern day sports bar.  Just like the Espn Zone there are tons of TVs and they are all huge.  You can watch a game from almost anywhere in the place.  They have booth seating, tables and plenty of room at the bar. They even have a few themed nights.  We happened to be there on Surf night, which meant the help dressed a bit more tropical.  All the TVs were linked into surf video and they had a nightly drawing, giving away surf boards and various other beach gear. Since they were not giving away a whale carcass or a hat made from sea lion, I did not participate.

We ordered the appetizer sampler, chicken enchiladas, and the mini hamburgers.  It’s way too dark in the place to really get a good picture of the food so you’re just gonna have to go see for yourself.  Dark places can be good for bringing ugly dates, so if you’re dating someone you don’t want other people to see you with, I’d take them to Rookees. Get a corner booth. Your friends will never see you there. You can just sit back in the dark and watch them get more attractive with every round. Continue reading

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Jackin’ the Rabbit and Gettin’ Stuft

by Brian

Saturday was a great day for EatMeCalifornia.  Not only did we get in yet another sweet pizza review, but we also made our first appearance on WordsCause, a blogtalk radio show hosted by one of our readers.  If you haven’t heard the show yet, here is the link to listen.  We pretty much take up the 8-30 minute section of the show, which proves once and for all that Mikey and I are really full of hot air.

Dean actually took the time to come hang out with us and help us eat our pie.  I’ve known him for a while now, but had no idea how talented he really was until he showed me the iphone game that he developed.  It’s called Jack The Rabbit and besides being fun, it’ll also give you gynormous forearms and put hair on your chest.  Oh, you’d like some video?  Here ya go:

Jack the Rabbit iPhone Demonstration

I Jacked the Rabbit.

I Jacked the Rabbit.

on to the review… Continue reading

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