What a World, What a Life, I’m in Love…
With a Four Cheese, Mac and Cheese dish topped with Bacon.
Yesterday I walked into ‘Melody Bar and Grill‘ on Sepulveda across the street from In and Out Burgers near LAX. One of my friends said I should speak to the owner to lock down his bar as a fashion shoot location. Sometimes the stars line up and fate shines down on your day. That happened to me when I talked to the owner at noon yesterday. The lounge area is beautiful with long burgundy old school booths, antique lamps, tin ceiling, long mirrors and old wooden walls.
The bartender introduced me to the owner and I pitched myself to shoot in this location. Right then, he asked me if I had my cameras with me because he is being reviewed in Venice Magazine and needs photos of his food. Bing bang boom, I photographed his yummy and beautiful food and also locked down this location for a bigger shoot. Of course, he let me sample all the dishes and fed me lunch as well.
Shown above, his four cheese, Mac and Cheese topped with bacon. The owner, Christian, is holding the fork in the bottom photo. He is a fabulous hand model. Christian used to own Ma’kai on Ocean in Santa Monica and two years ago bought the Melody Bar to bring more of his dreams to life. He serves up this amazing dish of Mac and Cheese along with: New York Strip Steak wrapped Asparagus, Spinach Salmon Salad with candied pecans, Humboldt goat cheese and grapes and much more.
I have heard that one of his best nights is Wednesday when he promotes “Musicology” night. It is a blend of famous guitarists jamming. You never know who is going to show up and play guitar so it is always a surprise.
Next month I will post the photos from my fashion shoot in Melody.
9132 South Sepulveda
Parking available in back lot