DTLA Fireplace Crawl Recap

I have wanted to do a fireplace crawl for several years now but by the time I was ready to do so, it always got to warm. I’m glad I organized this field… Continue reading

Studio City: Slow Mondays at Ombra

Ombra opened in September this year in Studio City. Chef Michael Young has cooked at many of LA’s great Italian restaurants including Il Grano, Valentino, Drago, Piccolo and most recently Domenico. Ombra comes… Continue reading

Portland Food Carts- New Taste of India, Thai Pasta & Nong’s Khao Man Gai

On my last day in Portland, I wanted to check out a food cart. Oh, there are so many I wanted to try but first on my list was Potato Champion since that’s… Continue reading

Portland: Burnside Brewing Company

Before we flew out of Portland, we made one last happy hour at Burnside Brewing Company.¬† We had done an earlier happy hour across town at Clyde Common¬† but we didn’t have any… Continue reading

Day 4 of Portland Cocktail Week

  Last day of Portland Cocktail Week 2011! I woke up bright and early to catch a bit of the Angus Winchester’s bartender challenge. Read all about the challenge here on LA Cocktails.… Continue reading

Day 3 of Portland Cocktail Week

Day 3 of Portland Cocktail Week started off with punch in the courtyard of the Jupiter served up by birthday boy Seattle bartender Rocky Yeh. We had toasted him at midnight the night… Continue reading

Day 2 of Portland Cocktail Week

I really didn’t eat much the day before and started day 2 of Portland Cocktail Week at Michael’s Italian Beef which was a few blocks from where I was staying at the Jupiter… Continue reading

Portland: Clyde Common

I spent a couple of different days at Clyde Common while I was in Portland for Portland Cocktail Week. First, I trooped in with some new friends after the DonQ Yacht Rock party.… Continue reading

Day 1 of Portland Cocktail Week

  I may have lied when I said my first cocktail of the day was at Beaker & Flask when I rolled into Portland for Portland Cocktail Week. It was actually an old… Continue reading

Portland: Beaker & Flask

  After two days in Seattle (and 13 bars), I drove down with Noelle to Portland for Portland Cocktail Week. After settling into the Jupiter, my home for the next four days, I… Continue reading