Trees on TuesdaysBLVD
10740 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Adjacent to the hip, happening hideaway, Kimpton's Hotel Palomar in Westwood, BLVD 16 Restaurant & Lounge offers a new kind of special that actually gives new meaning to the term "happy hour." For each cocktail sold on Tuesdays, LA-based distillery Greenbar plants a seed that turns into a tree (they don't just throw the seeds: they actually put them in the ground the old-fashioned way). The all-organic, carbon negative company has helped over 250,000 trees grow so far, and it's a cause that BLVD 16 supports wholeheartedly. Choose from the refreshing Ginger Poppy with Tru gin, Grand Poppy Liqueur, fresh lime juice, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, and Bar Keep Bitters; or the delightfully mellow Pep in Your Step with TRU vodka, fresh lime juice, Fruitlab hibiscus liqueur, Abita Purple Haze, and Raspberry Wheat. There's also the powerfully tart and floral Lavender Paloma with Ixa tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, and Bar Keep lavender bitters, plus a few other cocktails on the bar's regular menu that are also part of Trees on Tuesdays. So now, if someone asks why you're so tipsy, just tell 'em you're helping the environment.
- Tanja M. Laden