Category Archive: booze

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: 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

West Hollywood: The All New Formosa

    The Formosa reopened last year with new ownership. It’s now part of the 1933 Group which also has Sassafras Saloon, Highland Park Bowl among others. Each of their bars are very… Continue reading

Mid-City: Trying Out Plant Based Vegan Nic’s on Beverly

  Nic’s on Beverly opened earlier this year. The new vegan restaurant serves up plant based items such as falafel burger, avocado on crispy rice, tagine and soon-to-be iconic Chinois salad (Chinese chicken… Continue reading

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Check Out Los Angeles’ Best Restaurants at Los Angeles Times’ The Taste Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 1

  I always look forward to Labor Day Weekend because it’s around my birthday. And it feels like the Los Angeles Times is throwing me a personal party when they bring their food… Continue reading