WSWA 2015 Cocktail Competition Winners

Two competitions were featured in this year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America conference. First Chris Chamberlain, Portfolio Manager and Mixologist for Philadelphia Distilling won the Call for Cocktails competition with his Barrel Hidden… Continue reading

Will American Pharaoh Take the Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes + Recap of Kentucky Derby at Melrose Umbrella Company

  This year I enjoyed the Kentucky Derby viewing festivities at Melrose Umbrella Company. Woodford Reserve whiskey was the sponsor and they even brought in the official Churchill Downs glasses. First things first-… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at 10e

  In Downtown Los Angeles, there are  no shortage of happy hours for office workers. But to find one without the usual bar fare is exciting. Enter 10e, the latest Mediterranean spot in… Continue reading

Koreatown: Late Night KBBQ at Yang San Bak

I’ve wondered about Yang San Bak for a while now. It’s in the same shopping center as Mapo and across the street from the Normandie Club and Cassell’s Hamburgers. I had heard it’s… Continue reading

Where to Drink for Negroni Week in Los Angeles

Negroni Week this year is June 1-7. Participating bars from around the world have picked their favorite charity to donate $1 for every Negroni sold during Negroni Week. All have chosen worthy charities… Continue reading

Culinary Road Trip Pop-up by Thrillist June 12-14

  I love to travel and discover all the best iconic bites of the places I’m visiting. Everything from coffee from Portland to bagels in New York, I want to taste it all.… Continue reading

West LA: Soup Dumplings at ROC Kitchen

  ROC Kitchen in West LA on Sawtelle is probably best known for their soup dumplings which they offer many different types of fillings. We ordered the classic pork and crab as well… Continue reading

Cheer On the May Mix Off Finalists on Wednesday, May 27 at the JW Marriott, LA Live

  Finals for the William Grant and Son’s May Mix-Off is this coming Wednesday, May 27. The finals begin at 7 p.m. at the Mixing Room, the bar inside the JW Marriott at LA… Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: Rolling with Plymouth Gin in Vintage Cars in Search of Old Hollywood

  Last month, I went with Plymouth Gin on a tour of three local Hollywood institutions in search of glamour, legends and of course, gin cocktails. We channeled Hollywood’s Golden Age stars like Jean… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Valerie Grand Central Market

  Sometimes I hit up the Grand Central Market for lunch without knowing what I want to eat exactly. I’ll wander around thinking I can’t possibly eat at Sticky Rice again (it really… Continue reading