This week the LA Elite Squad descended on downtown to party like it was 1933 at the Mobsters n' Molls Elite Party hosted by historic Cole's restaurant serving up their famous dip sandwiches since they opened their doors in 1908. Guys and dolls dressed to the nines in their finest '20s-'30s flapper and mob glam and our very own Dick Tracy was on hand to issue citations to those who forgot to don their vintage threads.
The evening got off to a great start with the stylistic sounds of a live jazz trio and delicious samples of Cole's Famous Dip sandwiches with roast beef, pork, turkey, lamb and plenty of jus accompanied by cole slaw, bacon potato salad and atomic spicy pickles.
Free flowing were the 1926 Cosmopolitans made famous by the Traveling Mixologists of the time. Pretty in pink, they packed a punch with gin, house made raspberry syrup, lemon juice and a cloying twist of orange zest.
Lucky costume contest winners Keisha F and Vinh N went home with gift certificates for a fabulous pin-up photo session courtesy of Boudoir Rouge and a classic hot shave from Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop.
After our bootleggers were done strutting their stuff, it was time for some good, old fashioned fun with the pie eating contest! Four brave contestants went head to head to see who could conquer the chocolate cream pie, but only one prevailed. Austin S and Emily H put up a good fight, but it was winner Kevin C who walked away with some serious street cred, a pail of goodies from Cole's… and a belly ache!
Also on hand was Monica from Boudoir Rouge and local
paparazzo blogger Ed Fuentes to catch the entire evening on kodachrome. To end on a sweet note, guests sampled more of Cole's tempting treats like the caramel drenched bread pudding and bourbon pecan pie. After that it was lights out!