Category Archive: booze

North Hollywood: Italian Comfort Food and Drinks at Little Toni’s

  Being the classy dame I am, I ordered Nikka Coffey Grain whisky while checking out the bar at Little Toni’s, dubbed Bar Toni’s. I’ve had the pizza before from Little Toni’s but never… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food & Wine Returns August 27-29

    Los Angeles Food and Wine returns August 27 to 29. LAFW events range from a cooking demonstration with Chef Curtis Stone to intimate lunches with visiting chefs at local iconic LA… Continue reading

Recap: Royal Salute Whisky Dinner at the Sunset Marquis’ Cavatina

  Recently I was invited to try Royal Salute whisky. This Scotch whisky’s youngest expression starts out at 21 years while other whiskies have no age statement or might start at 10 or… Continue reading

DTLA: Bar Snacks and Drinks at the JW Marriott, LA Live

  While I was at the JW Marriott at LA Live, I checked out the drinks and food at Mixing Room. It’s a comfortable spot to hang out after work or lounge if… Continue reading

DTLA: Chef Ray Garcia’s Broken Spanish is Now Open

Chef Ray Garcia‘s Broken Spanish restaurant is now open in Downtown Los Angeles, not too far from his more casual spot, B.S. Taqueria. Taking over the old Rivera space, I couldn’t wait to… Continue reading

DTLA: Friends with Benefits at the Ace Hotel

  The Ace in Downtown Los Angeles has been doing a fun series on Tuesday nights called, “Friends with Benefits.” Guest bartenders began invading the Rooftop in April and I’ve made it to… Continue reading

Las Vegas: All the Drinks at Bound by Salvatore Calabrese at The Cromwell Hotel

  With a list from the Maestro, Salvatore Calabrese, Bound is considered the star of the bars at the Cromwell. I visited and tried drinks from each section of the menu. They say… Continue reading

Las Vegas: 3535, The Lobby Bar at the Linq Hotel

Bar 3535, the lobby bar at the Linq Hotel in Las Vegas, is quite stunning. The back bar slowly turns various gem-hued shades. Like any good lobby bar, it attracts all sorts of moving… Continue reading

WSWA: Tasting Panel Magazine Judges Dinner at Highball and Harvest

The day before I judged spirits with Tasting Panel Magazine at Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I got to meet the other judges at a special dinner. Hosted at Highball and Harvest… Continue reading

Art Beyond the Glass 2015 is Sunday, June 28 at General Lee’s in Chinatown

  The Fourth Annual Art Beyond the Glass heads to a new location Sunday, June 28. This year’s ABTG will be held at General Lee’s in Chinatown. Art Beyond the Glass showcases local… Continue reading