This week the OHBI team has been going through all kinds of big life changes! S started a new position and A was moving into her new house! Needless to say, us gals have had a few stressful but exciting changes occur recently. When the going gets tough and life gets crazy we're always down for a night out on the town, especially when it involves happy hour and pink flamingos! To cure our stress we headed over to the Flamingo House Social Club to soak up all the pink hues, neon lights, and tropical vibes.
We were lucky enough to get a special tour of this magical place. We got to sit down with the Flamingo team and hear all about their backgrounds, inspiration, and upcoming plans. This team of creatives has all of our support, they're the real deal y'all! Flamingo House began with an idea to create a space for friends and family to gather and socialize in the heart of MidTown. After many ups and downs the idea turned into a reality. The owner of the property located on K Street loved what the Flamingo team envisioned bringing to Sacramento. What was that exactly?! A whole lot of culture, soul, and family and that's exactly what K street got with the addition of this amazing buisness.
Bobby Falcon, Matt Byrd, and Christian Tolen are the flock behind Flamingo House. This trio is so full of creative juices we were inspired just by being in the same room! That pink velvet couch may have had something to do with it too. We were able to meet two-thirds of these dudes and let's just say they've got style and personality. Just look at those voluminous locks!
Head Chef, Steve Herrera took some time out of planning the menu for the week to answer some of our questions! He was reppin' flamingos from head to toe y'all! Steve might be operating with minimal kitchen gear but you'd never know because he gets creative with the food menu. He's whipping out tons of delish small plates full of fresh ingredients like ceviche, the cubano panini, and the vegan teriyaki bowl. That's right, Flamingo House has vegan friendly options. We love the versatility of the menu because there's nothing worse than your vegan/vegetarian friends not being able to indulge in delicious food while out for a night on the town. Flamingo House has solved that problem and has a food option for all. Steve says "I don't hate vegan's!" and enjoys cooking up the healthier bar food options. When we say all are welcome at the Flamingo House, we mean it!
With #DrinkEasy being used by Flamingo House on Insta you're probably wanting to know about the cocktails, right?! Only the best libations and ingredients will be found at this house. If you're looking for Fireball you won't find it here! Y'all know OHBI is all about pineapples. When we saw head bartender Amadeu Goncalves mixing up a dreamy piña jalapeño margarita we were giving off all the heart eyes. He must have noticed our drool because he offered us the drink! It was obviously delish and refreshing. Perfect for a warm California summer night. The inspiration behind the cocktail menu is the different cultural backgrounds of the staff and of course the California weather. You can expect the menu to change with every season. Amadeu may have mentioned a Fall cocktail in the works containing Abuelita's Mexican chocolate and mezcal. You had us at chocolate, we can't wait to try it!
Although Flamingo House is still in the stages of a soft opening they have so much to offer already and they have even more planned for the grand opening! We got a sneak peak of the upstairs and the back yard area. We can't tell you all of the deets but let us just say this place has so much vision and flamin-goals we can't even deal! (We couldn't resist a flamingo pun) Sacramento has so much coming they don't even know. Just take a look at all the details of this house below!
If the charming decor by the talented Dacy Kolsky isn't enough to get you to visit (even though it should be because she's an interior design genius) then the atmosphere of feeling like you're at a friend's house just might (There's velvet couches EVERYWHERE, SWOON)! There's no wifi, but don't fret because you won't need your phone when you have great food and cocktails prepared with love and the company of your favorite amigos. Flamingo House is open Thursday-Sunday from 6pm-2am. Prepare to socialize and #DrinkEasy!
Make sure to let us know about your visit to this magical place and remember...don't be gross, wash your hands! Solid advice and reminder from the Flamingo team!