Category Archive: foodie alert

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

DTLA: Day Drinking at YXTA

  Yxta has been on my list of Downtown Los Angeles restaurants and bars I needed to visit but it’s not quite walking distance to anything. Luckily they have their own parking lot. I… 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

Mid-Wilshire: Sushi at Sake House Miro

  One night I was heading to the Wiltern for Petty Fest sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey. My friend and I found Sake House Miro nearby as a place to power up on… Continue reading

DTLA: Sandwiches at The Hero Shop

  From the team that brought you Black Hogg in Silver Lake comes Hero Shop. The new sandwich shop in Downtown Los Angeles is a clean, tidy shop just a few doors down… Continue reading

Happy Hour at Nic’s Beverly Hills

  I recently checked out happy hour at Nic’s Beverly Hills. I had been years ago, long before I ever became a craft cocktails enthusiast.  The bar is busy with locals and those… 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