Category Archive: booze

Highland Park: Good Housekeeping Bar Now Open

Good Housekeeping bar is now open in Highland Park. The bar behind Cafe Birdie keeps to classic cocktails with a twist. I checked it out recently and really enjoyed the Gin Fizz. I… Continue reading

Northridge: KBBQ at Pine Tree Korean Restaurant

  My best friend asked me what I wanted for dinner while I was visiting her in the Valley. I said I wanted either Korean, Japanese or Mexican food. She decided to take… Continue reading

Westlake: Fried Chicken at Crawford’s Bar

  I recently checked out Crawford’s for their fried chicken. I was nearby and was looking for something to eat. My choices were street tacos, Tommy’s (where they hand you chili with your… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Dinner and Cocktails at Searsucker

  On the first night I was in Las Vegas for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention, we checked out Searsucker at Caesar’s Palace. We started off with a round of drinks.… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Snacks and Tequila at El Segundo Sol

  The last time I was in Las Vegas, I checked out El Segundo Sol. I was in town for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention and I love it when it’s… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Drinks at The Spare Room

  The Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood has launched a new drinks menu. Expect to see some of your old favorites like the Salt and Vinegar martini but it’s time… Continue reading

Dallas: Cocktails at Black Swan Saloon and Armoury D.E.

  With only 3 nights in Dallas, I wondered how many bars could I get to? I had a very long list but most decisions were made for me as it was a… Continue reading

Dallas: Barhopping to Nickle and Rye, Bowen House and Standard Pour

  On our second night in Dallas, we did a mini bar crawl in Uptown starting with Nickle and Rye. On initial inspection, it looked like a sports bar with a trivia game… Continue reading

Dallas: Barhopping to Industry Alley Bar, Midnight Rambler and The Mitchell

  The first bar I checked out in Dallas was Industry Alley Bar owned by my buddy Charlie Papaceno. I met Charlie back in 2011 when I first went to Portland Cocktail Week… Continue reading

Dallas: Dinner at Small Brewpub

    It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Texas and I hadn’t been to Dallas before. I love being out of Los Angeles during Independence Day and feel particularly patriotic… Continue reading