Tag Archive: cocktails

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Fifty Seven

  Fifty Seven opened in Downtown Los Angeles in the Arts District a few months ago. The concept will rotate different chefs and the opening chef is David Nayfeld (formerly New York’s acclaimed Eleven… Continue reading

Drinks at the Melrose Umbrella Company

  I finally had a chance to check out the new Melrose Umbrella Company a couple of weeks ago. I had gone right before they opened for a bartending competition but wanted to come… Continue reading

DTLA: Tom’s Urban Now Open at LA Live

    Tom’s Urban is now open at LA Live. It took over the old ESPN Zone which means it’s a huge restaurant that spans over two floors. On the ground level, you’ll… Continue reading

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

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

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

Cochon 555 LA Recap, Coming to SF 4/27

  Earlier this year the traveling food festival, Cochon 555, swept into LA (well, Santa Monica) and left a trail of porky goodness. It heads up to San Francisco this Saturday, April 27. Cochon 555 focuses… Continue reading

Santa Ana: Cocktails and Bites at the Playground

  Occasionally I make it down past the Orange County and usually I hang around the same couple of spots around the performing arts center in Costa Mesa. One evening after a show,… Continue reading

Mid-City: New Spring Cocktails at Roger Room

  Roger Room has introduced 5 new Spring cocktails that will be available through the summer. Each play off the theme of “smoke and fire.” One of my favorite type of drinks is… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Return to Connie & Ted’s

  My friend and I were jonesing for a seafood fest so we headed to Connie & Ted’s. I had not been since they opened. I’m glad to see it’s still going strong.… Continue reading