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The Eat Sheet: Divine Brown For Sale On Sunset Again

A concoction made of Dr. Pepper and whiskey bears the name of Hugh Grant's one-time fling at the recently opened Pikey pub in Hollywood.

A version of this story originally appeared in the Rambling Reporter column of the May 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter.

Storied Hollywood haunt Ye Coach & Horses — where Tom Waits and Barbara Streisand used to hang out together, and Quentin Tarantino is said to have written scenes for Pulp Fiction — reopened last month as the Pikey. L.A. hospitality impresario Sean MacPherson (Roger Room, Il Covo) and partner Jared Meisler couldn't use the old name, although they retained the pub concept, so when contemplating new monikers, they first thought about calling it Grant & Brown, as a wry nod to Hugh Grant and Divine Brown.

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He famously picked her up in 1995 a block and a half west on Sunset Blvd. at the northeast corner of Courtney Ave. “But then we thought people wouldn’t get the joke and just think ‘Grant & Brown’ sounded stuffy,” says Meisler.

Still, Grant's mug shot is up, and Divine Brown is now a drink on the cocktail menu. Expect Dr. Pepper and cheap whiskey.

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