Category Archive: cocktalian

Las Vegas: Food Crawl at The Cosmopolitan Featuring Tekka, Hattie B’s, Pok Pok and Ghost Donkey

  The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is one of my favorite hotels. I love the bars there and was so excited to check out the newish food hall called Block 16. There’s a… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Checking out Eataly at Park MGM

  One day in Las Vegas, I explored Eataly at Park MGM. I knew right away we were going to share the prime rib sandwich. My friend went off to order it and… Continue reading

PDX: Bar Crawl to Pepe Le Moko, Pink Rabbit, Dead Shot and Hey Love

  Let’s go on a bar crawl! Here are some of the bars I checked out when I was last in Portland, Oregon. First up is Pepe Le Moko which opened a few… Continue reading

PDX: Dinner and Drinks at Scotch Lodge

  On the top of my list for my Portland trip was to check out the then newly opened Scotch Lodge. In all my years of going to PDX, I never met Tommy… Continue reading

Oregon City: The Highland Stillhouse

  When I was last in Portland, I actually stayed in Oregon City the first couple of nights. I was taking my WSET Spirits Level 2 exam and there were a couple of… Continue reading

PDX: Dinner at Canard

  One of my favorite restaurants in Portland is Le Pigeon. I was heading there when I found out they have a new spot, Canard which is in the same building. Oh yeah,… Continue reading

PDX: Happy Hour at Lechon

  When I was off to Portland, one of my good friends practically ordered me to Lechon. She said the octopus was the best she ever had. I had just landed and eaten… Continue reading

PDX: Happy Hour at Revelry

  While in Portland, I got a tip to check out Revelry. I happened upon it after my tour at Westward Whiskey so I decided to stop in for happy hour. When I… Continue reading

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET): What’s it like to be certified in Spirits?

  Several years ago, the film SOMM came out and it made a huge impression on me. While I never thought about being certified in wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… Continue reading

Pasadena: Happy Hour at Foothill

While I was looking for a spot to meet a friend in Pasadena, I discovered Twohey’s turned into Foothill. We sat at the bar and you should specify you’re here for happy hour.… Continue reading