Category Archive: booze

WSWA 2015 Cocktail Competition Winners

Two competitions were featured in this year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America conference. First Chris Chamberlain, Portfolio Manager and Mixologist for Philadelphia Distilling won the Call for Cocktails competition with his Barrel Hidden… Continue reading

Will American Pharaoh Take the Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes + Recap of Kentucky Derby at Melrose Umbrella Company

  This year I enjoyed the Kentucky Derby viewing festivities at Melrose Umbrella Company. Woodford Reserve whiskey was the sponsor and they even brought in the official Churchill Downs glasses. First things first-… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at 10e

  In Downtown Los Angeles, there are  no shortage of happy hours for office workers. But to find one without the usual bar fare is exciting. Enter 10e, the latest Mediterranean spot in… Continue reading

Where to Drink for Negroni Week in Los Angeles

Negroni Week this year is June 1-7. Participating bars from around the world have picked their favorite charity to donate $1 for every Negroni sold during Negroni Week. All have chosen worthy charities… Continue reading

Cheer On the May Mix Off Finalists on Wednesday, May 27 at the JW Marriott, LA Live

  Finals for the William Grant and Son’s May Mix-Off is this coming Wednesday, May 27. The finals begin at 7 p.m. at the Mixing Room, the bar inside the JW Marriott at LA… Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Rolling with Plymouth Gin in Vintage Cars in Search of Old Hollywood

  Last month, I went with Plymouth Gin on a tour of three local Hollywood institutions in search of glamour, legends and of course, gin cocktails. We channeled Hollywood’s Golden Age stars like Jean… Continue reading

All the Appleton Rum Cocktails at Terrine + My New Favorite Steak

  I recently swung by Terrine for a spirited dinner with Appleton Estate Rum. Terrine opened late  last year and is already an essential restaurant in LA. I love how they do Friday (through… Continue reading

Chinatown: New Menu Launching at General Lee’s Soon

General Lee’s under the leadership of new bar manager, Chris Day, will be launching a new cocktail menu in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of Thunder which… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Ford’s Filling Station

  Ford’s Filling Station moved from Culver City to Downtown Los Angeles about a year ago. It is now located inside the JW Marriott at LA Live. Although it’s in the middle of… Continue reading

2015 Evening of Tiki Returns to The Spare Room

  Calling all tiki nerds! The popular tiki series, An Evening of Tiki, returns to the Spare Room beginning this Wednesday May 13th with Brian Miller. New Beverage Director Yael Vengroff has taken… Continue reading