Category Archive: booze

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

Koreatown: First Look at Here’s Looking at You

  Here’s Looking at You recently opened in Koreatown by Chef Jonathan Whitener and business partner Lien Ta whom he met at Animal. I was excited to see the bar program was put… Continue reading

Hollywood: Progressive Dinner at PokiNometry, Jinya Ramen Express, Cre8 Crepe and Mama Shelter

  I did a progress dinner a couple of weeks back in Hollywood. Let’s start with poke at PokiNometry where you can build your own bowl of fabulous fish. PokiNometry is at the… Continue reading

Silver Lake: That Soft Shell Crab Sandwich at Sawyer

  New seafood restaurant Sawyer opened in Silver Lake a few months ago. I checked it out one late night and called my snack a second dinner. I was going in for drinks… Continue reading

Calendar: Upcoming Food Festivals including Los Angeles Food and Wine, The Taste, Alex’s Lemonade

    Food festival season is upon us! The big one in a couple of weeks is Los Angeles Food and Wine taking over the streets of Downtown Los Angeles. Beginning Thursday, August… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner and Cocktails at Miro

  I recently checked out Miro, a new restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. We started with a couple of cocktails as we perused the dinner menu that covered all the basics and then… Continue reading