Category Archive: booze

DTLA: ChocoChicken Now Open

ChocoChicken opens today! The eagerly-anticipated chocolate fried chicken joint in Downtown Los Angeles is serving up not just fried chicken dusted in chocolate but chocolate mashed potatoes, biscuits and if pictures from their… Continue reading

Drinks at the Melrose Umbrella Company

  I finally had a chance to check out the new Melrose Umbrella Company a couple of weeks ago. I had gone right before they opened for a bartending competition but wanted to come… Continue reading

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Competitions Winners

This year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention in Las Vegas featured three competitions including Iron Mixologist, Hoptails and Call for Cocktails.   The Iron Mixologist is a tough competition as bartenders have… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Chef at Wood and Vine

  Wood and Vine not only has a new Executive chef Marc Johnson but there’s a new beverage director, Justin Stidham as well. Justin actually returns to Wood and Vine after a stint… Continue reading

Hollywood: Good Times at Davey Wayne’s

  Recently I was spoke with someone from San Francisco who loved all the themed bars he visited in LA including La Descarga, Pour Vous and Good Times at Davey Wayne’s. What’s the… Continue reading

San Diego Bar Crawl

During San Diego Bartenders Weekend, I had a chance to check out a few spots. After Craft & Commerce, we headed over to Bankers Hill for the Campari and House Spirits party. It… Continue reading

Tacolandia 2014 Comes to DTLA on June 28

    Tacolandia moves from Hollywood to Downtown Los Angeles this year. The all-tacos fest takes place 3-7 PM at El Pueblo de Los Angeles on June 28th. There will be over 40… Continue reading

Bartending Classes at Elemental Mixology

I came across Andrew “the Alchemist” Willett years ago when I conducted a pupusa crawl down Beverly Boulevard. Jaragua was our last stop. I was ready for a beer after all the cheesy… Continue reading

Guest Bartenders at Belcampo Santa Monica

  The new Belcampo Meat Company in Santa Monica will open later this Fall but are doing special previews during the month of May. They are  also kicking off a guest bartenders series beginning with… Continue reading

Mid-City: New Spring Cocktails at Roger Room

  Roger Room has introduced 5 new Spring cocktails that will be available through the summer. Each play off the theme of “smoke and fire.” One of my favorite type of drinks is… Continue reading