Tuesday, November 29, 2011

signs: The Layover

The Layover

Today's sign post from The Layover is in honor of the amazing tweetup we had last Tuesday night. @OaklandBecks from Living in the O wrote a great post on #OccupyOakland, and given her knowledge of Oakland politics, got lots of takers when she asked if anyone wanted to talk Oakland + occupy politics. Even more when it was suggested it be done over drinks.

On to the sign. The original name is long gone, but the drink glass part is in good shape. The only problem with it is not the sign, but the description on The Layover website that says "look for the neon martini". I'm no expert on cocktails (beer or red wine are much more my speed, depending on the occasion), but that looks like a Manhattan glass with the curves, versus an angular martini glass. In any event, it's a cool sign, and I'm glad to see it still working.

For comparison, here are some of the glasses from other signs I've posted:


Oakland Daily Photo said...

Definitely a manhattan glass. Martinis aren't garnished with cherries. At least I don't think so.

Gene said...

Olive or a lemon zest for a martini. I used to be able to make a nice dry martini, even though I never drank them.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Love this post - all the neon "martinis" in on post.

I tried a martini once - only once. I tried moonshine or as they call it in the South "shine" once and only once too.

Gene said...

Not even all the ones I've shot. There are a couple I didn't have clean shots of the glass for, including the Laurel Lounge (Laurel) and 2101 Club (the Dimond).