Category Archive: cocktalian

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Returns August 22-26 to DTLA and Santa Monica

  Los Angeles Food and Wine returns August 22 through 26 to various locations including Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.   LAFW kicks off with dinners on Wednesday, August 22. In the… Continue reading

Little Toyko: Tropical Bar The Mermaid Opens Today

  The Mermaid, a new tropical bar, in Little Tokyo opens tonight. It’s not a tiki bar so don’t expect palm trees but rather a mysterious black box that reminds me a bit… Continue reading

New Food Hall The Fields LA By Banc of California Stadium Opens Tomorrow

  The Fields LA, a new food hall next to Banc of California Stadium, opens tomorrow. The Fields will be open every day for both lunch and dinner regardless if there are games… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Hop Between CH Distillery to Three Dots and a Dash

  When I was at Eataly earlier in the week, I noticed some drinks made with CH Distillery and then I saw it sold both at Eataly’s market place and at the local… Continue reading

Chicago: Cocktails and More at Parson’s Chicken and Fish

On my last Chicago trip last summer, I had made a list of spots I wanted to try including Parson’s Chicken and Fish. I ran out of town last time but made it… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Crawl Through Logan Square Including: Scofflaw, Lost Lake and Billy Sunday

  I’ve been hearing about Scofflaw for years but just made it in earlier last month when I was in Chicago. It’s been on the top of my Chicago bar list to try… Continue reading

Chicago: Redemption at Eataly with Oysters

    Last year I attempted to have breakfast at Eataly in Chicago. I left in a huff because they had sold out of breakfast and refused to start lunch service early. This… Continue reading

BevCon Los Angeles Arrives August 19-21 to Koreatown’s The Line Hotel

  BevCon arrives to Los Angeles on August 19. The three-day drinks festival celebrates all things beverage including wine and spirits with plenty of cocktails! The festival all takes place at the Line… Continue reading

Koreatown: Eight Korean BBQ

  Ah, Koreatown, home of so many Korean BBQ spots that I don’t know if even the local chamber of commerce knows how many place there are in the area packed with more… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Hatch Yakitoriya

  I recently checked out Hatch at the new Bloc. I had seen some amazing pictures recently for the spot. However, they were sold out of their signature fried chicken and it was… Continue reading