â€śOut in the tulesâ€ť is the unique California (or Inyo County) slang equivalent for being â€śout in the boondocksâ€ť elsewhere in the country. Generally it refers to living somewhere that is â€śout of the way,â€ť remote or isolated, and not a particularly good place to live.
However, for most living in Inyo and Mono counties, living â€śout in the tulesâ€ť is just fine and it is a very good lifestyle choice.
Despite new drinks, new nibbles and new plans afoot, the Looney Bean in Bishop will still be the same old comfortable community gathering spot its patrons know and love, say the shopâ€™s new owners.
Wife-and-husband-team Corrie and Dustin del Giudice are bringing a fresh menu, event ideas and their own unique brewing and management skills to the Looney Bean coffee house scene, located at 399A N. Main St.
Corrieâ€™s specialty is customer service and Dustinâ€™s is marketing. â€śI see the value of marketing something you are passionate about, getting someone to try something new,â€ť Dustin said.