Hey, discoids, if the night fever makes you wanna shake your groove thing or just boogie oogie oogie, Rudolpho's in Silver Lake is, well, turning the '70s beat around.
Here, disco--which continues to survive--has fused with swing, which has fused with salsa for a unique dance trend hybrid that was bound to happen: 1970s New York-style salsa swing.
The club-restaurant-performance venue--a funkytown fave among celebs, locals and Silver Lake wannabes--has introduced the latest hoofing craze, best described as jive dancing with a jalapeno twist.
But those making the scene also come to be seen in the salsa-swing fashion fusion that unfolds every Thursday night: beige linen suits and white hats on men; frilly cha-cha tops and full stiletto heels on women.
Still, it's the dancing--and deejay Willie "Mr. Aries" Bracero's mixes--that packs 'em in, because it don't mean a thing if you ain't got that salsa swing.
Rudolpho's is at 2500 Riverside Drive, Silver Lake. For more information, call (213) 669-1226.