Chill’s Editor in Chief, Gerald Garth, knows his way around. The Baton Rouge, La., native has traveled for work and pleasure and now lives in Los Angeles. Here are three of his favorite haunts, at home and on the road.
Frenchman Street in New Orleans, La.
Whether you’re looking for jazz, brass bands, Latin, funk, or zydeco, there’s something for everyone on Frenchman Street in New Orleans. And that’s not all. The entertainment district at the edge of the French Quarter offers 20-plus bars and clubs, featuring the best live music in the Big Easy. You can also find some of the city’s premiere restaurants, shops, and galleries all within a three-block area. Laissez les bon temps roullez!
Post & Beam in Los Angeles, Calif.
In the heart of Baldwin Hills, Post & Beam brings down-home to the City of Angels. With offerings like a cornmeal-dusted catfish wrap and pecan pie French toast, Post & Beam touts mid-century architecture, an open kitchen with wood-burning oven, and stylish outdoor patio and garden. Whether it’s live music or a curated soundtrack, this chic eatery always satisfies!
Eighteenth Street Lounge in Washington, D.C.
If you’re looking for great cocktails, good energy, and swanky ambiance, look no further than the Eighteenth Street Lounge. Tucked away near Dupont Circle in a converted townhome, the nondescript location is decorated with antique sofas for easy conversation on weekdays, as well as a spacious patio for mixing and mingling during weekend festivities. Whatever you fancy, this spot will leave you yearning for more.