Tag Archive: bourbon

PDX: Eating on the Go Go Go!

Portland is the land of good fast casual spots and it seems getting Voodoo Doughnuts a couple of different times in a week isn’t that unusual. They make a good breakfast, dessert and… Continue reading

Hermosa Beach: Craft Beer at Abigaile

Walking into Abigaile in Hermosa Beach can be a bit disorienting. I remember when there was a mechanical bull in the center of the room back when it was Union Cattle Company (a… Continue reading

Bar Crawling with The Minty: Happy Hour at Artisan House, The Lash & The Blind Donkey

I popped by the Artisan House for happy hour recently. After going a few times when it first opened, I found myself visiting other restaurants and bars nearby. And then of course, I… Continue reading

Hollywood: Exploring Littlefork’s Cocktail List

Littlefork, I suspect is named after the little fork you get when you encounter a bowl of shellfish. It is perhaps one of my favorite utensils being a seafood lover. The food has… Continue reading

Recap: Heaven Hill Bourbon Dinner at Areal + Upcoming Dinner at Cafe del Rey

As it gets a bit chillier in the evenings, a whiskey dinner sounds pretty amazing. I was invited to Areal in Santa Monica in December to check out the whiskeys of Heaven Hill.… Continue reading

Drago Centro: Tomato & Tripe

  The tasting menu at Drago Centro has already changed from last month.  Now Chef de Cuisine Ian Gresik is offering a 6-course tasting menu of tomato-inspired dishes including this wonderful tripe dish,… Continue reading

UK: Spuntino

Spuntino opened on March 14 and I was there on March 17. Even in London, I was trying to get to restaurants as soon as they opened! One of my British pals had… Continue reading

Bourbon Fans: Cocktail Recipes

After I get to know a bartender, I might ask for a bartender’s choice. Usually a bartender will ask for some direction and I immediately answer bourbon. Results are inevitably delicious and often… Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

*artwork by SLD   Growing up with immigrant parents, Thanksgiving meant a couple of days off school. Some of  my extended family embraced the “traditional” Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the side… Continue reading

Cocktalian Chicago

I’ve been to some bars in L.A. where bartenders have told me they were inspired by the cocktails at Chicago’s The Violet Hour. I’ve read some articles about this bar and it was… Continue reading