Drunken Devil's True Crime Dining Experience Returns for Another Kill!

 Artwork by Ian O'Phelan

Artwork by Ian O'Phelan

After a successful first showing at Think Tank Gallery’s last art show, Drinkin’ Smokin’, and West Coastin’, Drunken Devil is remounting its true crime-inspired dining experience, To Live and Di(n)e in LA, this November. 

To Live and Di(n)e in LA is an intimate, 40-person supper club, where guests will sit down for dinner with the ghosts of the most infamous figures in Los Angeles’ true crime history, as they navigate the city’s sordid past through cuisine, cocktails, and cabaret-type performances.

After a sold-out success at Think Tank, we are bringing back this celebrated show, with a goal in mind that it will become a bi-monthly experience,” says Matt Dorado, Creator and Executive Producer of Drunken Devil. “I’ve been asked time and time again about a remount, and we are excited to bring this culinary adventure through our city’s dark past back for another round.

In To Live and Di(n)e in LA, guests will sit down for dinner with the dead, as they come face-to-face with Elizabeth Short, better known as the Black Dahlia; Harvey Glatman, infamously nicknamed the “Glamour Girl Slayer” for his harrowing methods of killing aspiring young models in the late 1950’s; Susan Atkins, one of the most prominent members of the Manson Family (although Charles will not appear, his ominous presence will be noticeable throughout the event); and Richard Ramirez, also known as the “Night Stalker,” who terrorized suburban Los Angeles for years.

 Photo by Forest Casey

Photo by Forest Casey

Each course will be based off of a different figure and different era, with thematically appropriate cocktails paired to each dish. “For example, as you sip cocktails and enjoy hors d'oeuvres inspired by the Black Dahlia and frenzy of the city circa 1947, you’ll be mingling with Elizabeth Short and a host of characters from that time period. Then, you’ll sit down for the first course and find yourself in 1958, as Harvey Glatman’s story unfolds before you,” says Dorado. “The food interweaves with the theatrical and interactive elements, creating an entirely unique narrative.” While the chef and menu is yet to be announced, Dorado confirms that there will be a vegetarian option this time around, allowing more guests the opportunity to enjoy the show. The menu for this edition of To Live and Di(n)e in LA will be conceived by Chef Leslie Pollack of My Sublime Cuisine in Santa Monica, California.

In between courses, guests will experience dark burlesque, performance art and more that will help guide the the story. “Theatrical, cabaret-type performances are integral to the Drunken Devil experience, and we have a number of thrilling acts--some returning, and some brand new--that we're excited to have as part of the experience.” Dorado says.

To Live and Di(n)e in LA will take place on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at a private location in Los Angeles, to be announced a day before the event. The show begins with a cocktail hour at 7:00pm. Tickets are $185.00 and include the four-course meal, cocktails, unlimited table wine and beer, and performances. Only 40 tickets are available. 21+.

Guests will be required to sign a waiver of consent, as some of the interactive moments may involve contact with actors. Audience members should also note that To Live and Di(n)e in LA explores mature subject matter including violence and disturbing sexual content.

Tickets available at www.thedrunkendevil.com/events

 Photo by Forest Casey

Photo by Forest Casey