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Random Holiday: December 8 is National Bad Hair Day – what? It’s not on your calendar? In celebration you can sport the method of such hair aficionados as Donald Trump, Carrot Top, the incomparable Richard Simmons or your fave boss – come on, you know you laugh at him on a daily basis. Pick up a hair piece and sport it on this day. Why not? I think it was the bard who said, “Screw ‘em if they can’t take a joke,” wasn’t it?

Is it Tenure or Ten Year?: I never quite understood the difference but let’s give it up for Bluewater Grill, North Harbor Drive, HB as the resto has reached this milestone that alludes so many other quality places. While the major anniversary festivities have already concluded, the Grill will continue to spice up its weekends with its build your own Blue Ice bloody Mary bar, allowing customers the chance to create their own version of the famous morning-after cocktail from among 25 unique ingredients and hot sauces from all around the world. For more info check out bluewatergrill.com…

More Congrats: Chez Melange/Bouzy/Bar Comida, three restos under one roof on Catalina Ave, RB has been named one of LA’s 10 best restaurants by Citysearch. Want to get them to number one? Go to citysearchlosangeles and cast your vote…

Charity Event: This Sunday, December 4, Zazou, Catalina Ave, Riviera Village, RB is hosting its first annual Christmas Party to benefit the American Cancer Society. $50 per person in advance as admission is limited. Once inside, all food and drink is FREE from 4-8pm. Plus there will be a DJ downstairs and the band “Every Day Housewives,” upstairs. That’s a heckofa bargain and it’s for a good cause. You can’t lose. Call 310.540.4884 or check out zazourestaurant.com for more info…

Amateur Night: Yes, there are several of these throughout the year; New Year’s Eve, St Patrick’s Day, 4 July and of course the day before Thanksgiving – how did you fare with this one last week? Not great? I apologize I wasn’t there for you during the worst hangover you’ve ever had but let me help you with the next one, (because it will happen): the newest hangover cure is not hair of the dawg or any other melange of alcohol to get you straight, now nine out of ten doctors say coconut water is the way to go. A step up from Gatorade, coconut water which is extracted from fruit too young to have formed milk, is low in calories, has no fat and a lot less sugar than most juices but its most important attribute, Time magazine says, “at least among Barflies, is that it is an excellent rehydrator.” Ten years ago when the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, (FAO), was granted a patent for bottling coconut water, an FAO official noted that the drink contains the same five electrolytes found in human blood, (Gatorade has just two), and called coconut water, “the fluid of life.” I know, I know, after your last hangover you promised yourself you would, “never drink that much again…” Sure. Whatever. Next time try this medicament to cure what ails you and meet me at happy hour…

And Don’t Forget: This Monday, December 5 is the day for drinkers to rejoice: Repeal of Prohibition occurred in 1933 after 14 long “dry” years. Have we learned nothing? Are people not aware that the Mafia that exists today was brought about by prohibition? Si amici, da vero. In Italiano the word “mafia” is slang from “mia figlia,” (pronounced, “ma fia”), which means, “my daughter,” and it came about from Sicily being a concurred land with occupying soldiers who would often rape and pillage. Finally the people got together and said, “basta!” (Stop! Enough!), and took it upon themselves to dole out their form of justice. Of course when the Mafia came to America the bastardization began and prohibition offered an easy opportunity. Let’s please learn history and learn from it. Legalize drugs, tax them and just work it out …

Questions? Comments? Contact Deb L at BarflyDebLNYC@aol.com. ER

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