Category Archive: booze

Los Feliz: You’ll Need All the Drinks at Big Bar

    Big Bar at the Alcove Cafe and Bakery welcomed Aaron Alvarez (Rivabella, Soho House West, etc) as their new bar manager a few months ago. He’s been keeping up the high… Continue reading

Hollywood: For the Record Shows Now at DBA

  For the Record has moved from its eastside digs to Hollywood. The shows now take place at DBA. On Thursdays, catch Tarantino and Baz on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Although I… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Cocktails and Dinner at The Nice Guy

  The Nice Guy on La Cienega opened a few months ago. The reservations only  restaurant and lounge is serving up tasty cocktails and really good food. It’s terrible to think you either… Continue reading

DTLA: Sixth Street Tavern Drinks and Bar Snacks

  I recently checked out Sixth Street Tavern, part of the Acme bar group, in Downtown Los Angeles. I knew it was a sister bar to Beelman’s Pub and they share the same… Continue reading

Ludlows Cocktail Company’s Jelly Shots Now Available in Stores

  Remember that time when I went bar hopping with Ludlows Cocktail Company to sample their five excellent jelly shots flavors? Well, they’re finally available in stores! The five flavors are: Planter’s Punch, Old… Continue reading

Taste of Italy is Coming Saturday, October 11 + Special Discount Code

    The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles presents the Sixth Annual Taste of Italy  at the Pico House on Saturday, October 11. Taste of Italy will feature 50+ Italian restaurants in the region… Continue reading

Hollywood: Vintage Booze at The Pikey

  The Pikey has launched a vintage whiskey list featuring bottles from the 1940s and on. I was invited to a special tasting that also featured the Pikey’s great food. The list has plenty of older… Continue reading

SF: Have You Eaten at Kin Khao Yet?

  On my last trip to San Francisco, I really wanted to try Kin Khao. The Thai restaurant is named after the phrase “kin khao” which literally translates to “eat rice” but really means,… Continue reading

SF: Cocktails at Local Edition

  Local Edition is part of the Future Bars empire that includes Bourbon & Branch with the bar within a bar Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency, Rickhouse and more. Located in the busy Union… Continue reading

Palm Springs Bar Crawl: The Bar, Desert Fox and Tonga Hut

  Off season in Palm Springs could be paradise. You get all the sun, fun and pool time without gobs of tourists. But it also makes bar hopping interesting. Some bars close early… Continue reading