Art Beyond the Glass 2015 is Sunday, June 28 at General Lee’s in Chinatown

  The Fourth Annual Art Beyond the Glass heads to a new location Sunday, June 28. This year’s ABTG will be held at General Lee’s in Chinatown. Art Beyond the Glass showcases local… Continue reading

Orlando: Sushi with Martin Miller’s Gin at The Dragonfly

  While in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out a local sushi spot, The Dragonfly. We started off with drinks including the Sumo Smash (Martin Miller’s gin, ginger,… Continue reading

Orlando: Italian Food at Primo at the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

When you are at a convention located at the Grand Lakes with the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton for 5 nights, you get to know every restaurant on the property. On our first… Continue reading

Orlando: Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen at JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

On our first night in Orlando for WSWA, we went for a drink and snacks at Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen in the lobby of the JW Marriott, Grand Lakes. Farm to table was… Continue reading

Orlando: Drinks at The Courtesy Bar

  When I was in Orlando a couple of years ago, there were a few options for craft cocktails. Now there are a few more bars and The Courtesy was recommended to me. We… Continue reading

Checking Out Iceland’s Einstock Craft Beer

  I recently went to a pint night at Stout in Santa Monica to check out the beers from Einstok from Iceland. It is touted as Iceland’s number one craft beer brewery. I… Continue reading

Hollywood: Amaro Montenegro Competition at Sassafras on Tuesday, June 9

  Amaro Montenegro (affectionately known as Amaro Monte) is sponsoring a competition at Sassafras Saloon on Tuesday, June 9. Twelve bartenders are competing to win a trip to New Orleans for Tales of the… Continue reading

Venice: Breakfast at Barlo at the Hotel Erwin

  Over Memorial Day weekend, I stayed at Hotel Erwin. We enjoyed our room with a view of Venice and the rooftop called High Lounge is very popular with visitors and locals alike.… Continue reading

SGV: Noodles and Daikon Omelet at Kim Kee

Last week I realized I never wrote about Kim Kee, a noodles shop in the same strip mall as Flavor Garden. I have big plans to do a noodles food crawl in this… Continue reading

WSWA: What’s it like to Judge 100+ Spirits

When Tasting Panel Magazine asked me to judge spirits at this year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I of course agreed right away. I had wondered how spirits were awarded double gold,… Continue reading