Category Archive: booze

DTLA: Getting New Orleans Style at Preux & Proper

  Preux and Proper opened late December in Downtown Los Angeles. Taking over the old Parish space, Preux and Proper has transformed it into a New Orleans paradise. The two-story restaurant has Preux downstairs… Continue reading

Koreatown: All the Drinks at the Normandie Club

  The Normandie Club opened a couple of weeks ago in Koreatown, bringing great cocktails to Hotel Normandie. The hotel also features Cassell’s Hamburgers and Chef Gary Menes’ Le Comptoir. The opening menu… Continue reading

Pasadena: Cocktails and Bar Bites at Magnolia House

  After a failed dinner at an undisclosed location, we headed to Magnolia House to soothe our food beasts. It was  my first time checking it out. We meant to get a couple… Continue reading

DTLA: Classic Seafood and Gin Martinis at Water Grill

  Recently I checked out Water Grill. I hadn’t been in many years and was delighted to see the renovated room. Water Grill is one of Los Angeles’ best seafood restaurants and I’m… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Brunch at The Eveleigh with Hudson Maple Cask Rye Whiskey Recap

  Late last year I got to try the Hudson Maple Cask Rye at a fabulous brunch at the Eveleigh.  Hudson produces some of my favorite whiskeys and who can resist those adorable… Continue reading

Koreatown: Burgers at Cassell’s

  Cassell’s Hamburgers re-opened under new owners and management at Hotel Normandie recently. The classic burger stand has retained its original crossfire broiler, grinder, patty press and recipes and philosophy of founder Al Cassell. Chef Christian… Continue reading

North Hollywood: Tropical Cocktails at Tiki No

  While out in North Hollywood, we couldn’t resist the tropical allure of Tiki No. I don’t make it out to the Valley much but knew if I ever was nearby, I had… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: The Burger at ARC

  I had been meaning to go back to ARC for a meal after I first tried it for drinks a couple of years ago. After a first dinner at Social, we headed… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Drinks at Social

  Social is one of the newest and hottest spots in Orange County right now. Its menu is a collection of every best-selling menu item I’ve seen all over the States. Stuff I… Continue reading

Los Feliz: Promicon at Big Bar on Valentine’s Day

  For the last few years, Big Bar in Los Feliz has hosted a free Valentine’s Day prom. Every year the theme is fantastic but they may have outdone themselves this time. For… Continue reading