In 1979, Michael Jackson released Off the Wall, his fifth studio album. Recorded in L.A., the album was a consortium of musical genres: disco, jazz, pop, soft rock r&b, and funk.
To see him on the wall of the interior of this historic building – built in 1928 – was inspiring. I ordered a cold brew coffee with milk, which came on the side brewed by Stumptown Coffee Roasters. I paired it with a side of kale and tomatoes.
My beginning sips were full of deep red plum memories, and a sweet orange tang chasing me on the finish. It was so good, I didn’t add milk until halfway through just because I wanted to see what that experience would offer. It was magic – the same kind I imagine Quincy and M.J. felt in 1979, except its May, 2014.
If and when in L.A. come down to the Ace Hotel’s L.A. Chapter Bar: order simply, enjoy fully. – cde