Category Archive: booze

Little Tokyo: High Balling It at Wolf & Crane

Wolf and Crane recently opened in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. The gorgeous new bar features plenty of spirits you can mix and match your own highballs if the short list doesn’t… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Red Med at the Formosa

The Formosa, the classic Hollywood hangout, has invited Red Medicine into its kitchen. Red Med at the Formosa is being called a semi-permanent pop-up –defying the definition of a “pop up.” Red Med… Continue reading

Introducing Xian Wei, a Fine Dining Chinese Supper Club

It’s been a while since I’ve been to an “underground supper club.” These days, they’re not really underground (were they ever?) with websites that include instructions for payment, er, “donation,” social media and… Continue reading

DTLA: Going Italian at The Factory Kitchen

The Factory Kitchen has been opened less than 6 months and already they’re garnering attention as one of LA’s best Italian restaurants. Located in the Arts district of Downtown Los Angeles, restauranteur Matteo… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Carnival Cabaret Prom at Big Bar This Friday

For the past couple of years I’ve avoided going out on Valentine’s day naively believing it’s meant for couples –or triples or whatever grouping you’re in– but definitely not a day for singles.… Continue reading

DTLA: Mini Bar Hop within ACE DTLA; Rooftop & LA Chapter Bars

The highly-anticipated Ace Hotel has opened in downtown Los Angeles. There are two bars to enjoy at this hotel including the Upstairs, the rooftop bar and LA Chapter’s Mezzanine bar. I’m looking forward… Continue reading

Bay Area Booze Odds and Ends: Bar 355, St. George Spirits Distillery Tour & Bitters and Bottles

“Where should we go? It’s Christmas night. Are bars open?” And I replied that most definitely there would be bars open on Christmas night. People have to get away from all that jolly… Continue reading

San Francisco: Holding Up the Bar at Trick Dog

I made a short list of places I had to visit on my last trip to San Francisco and Trick Dog was number one on my list. It’s owned by the Bon Vivants;… Continue reading

San Francisco: Brunch with Waffle Shots at 15 Romolo

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been to 15 Romolo in San Francisco but I always knew I’d return for their Punch Drunk Brunch. Their motto is, “with no drink in… Continue reading

Highland Park: Dinner at Sonny’s Hideaway

I recently checked out Sonny’s Hideaway for dinner. I had previously been for drinks and put it as part of a Highland Park bar crawl a few months ago. I’ve been dying to… Continue reading