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Martinis without Vermouth - The New Normal (At Least in LA)

signofthefourwinds | Feb 17, 201406:52 PM

It seems whack that you can't order a Martini and get a Martini at most nice restaurants in the second largest city in the country. Found this out at Mastro's in Beverly Hills, which is a very nice and celeb-filled steak house, by accident when I asked how much vermouth is normally included in a Martini. They said "none." Then started asking around at many nice LA restaurants over the past two years. Have yet to find a restaurant that tells me they include vermouth as the norm. Not even a drop. They tell me that people don't want vermouth in their Martinis. I point out that without vermouth they are not serving Martinis. Next place I'm going to check is Musso and Frank Grill, but I'm almost afraid of the answer. Anyone else have this experience in their cities?

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