Category Archive: booze

A St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl with Jameson Irish Whiskey: Melrose Umbrella Company, EP & LP and The Nice Guy

  If your idea of St. Patrick’s Day involves green beer, it might be time to rethink it with this easy bar crawl Jameson Irish Whiskey put together in Hollywood. Let’s start out… Continue reading

DTLA: A New Lunch Option; Spread Mediterranean

  Spread opened in what was supposed to be in the Tione’s space but that never opened. So think of it as taking over Dr. J’s Vibrant Cafe,  the short-lived vegan restaurant on Main Street.… Continue reading

Brentwood: Small Bites and Cocktails at Bar Toscana

  I recently checked out Bar Toscana for the Martin Miller’s Gin competition (congratulations to Chris Day at General Lee’s for his win). I had a couple of bites and a drink but… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Favorite Drinks at The Spare Room

  The Spare Room has launched a new menu that’s all snow bunnies and skiing themed with So Cal flair (tiki!!). There are three categories including “Easiest Way Down,” “Cruisers,” and “Black Diamonds.” As… Continue reading

Culver City: The Soju Watermelon at Hanjip

  I recently went back to Hanjip for Korean BBQ dinner and saw they had introduced a new drink to go with the grill action. Get the soju watermelon with pop rocks for a really great… Continue reading

Pasadena: Dinner at The Raymond

  Whenever anyone asks me about my favorite restaurants, I tend to divide them via geography. If I happen to be in Pasadena, I always think about the wonderful meals I’ve had at… Continue reading

Speed Rack Heading to Las Vegas March 6

  Speed Rack, the bartending competition that raises funds for breast cancer research, education and prevention, heads to Las Vegas on March 6. Since there isn’t a competition in Los Angeles this year,… Continue reading

Recap: Dinner with Forty Creek Canadian Whisky

  Recently I checked out Forty Creek Canadian whisky at a private dinner. Forty Creek brought out Chef Hugue Dufour from M. Wells Steakhouse in  New York and Julian Cox whipped up drinks… Continue reading

Hollywood: Cocktails at Salt’s Cure

  Salt’s Cure has moved to Hollywood from West Hollywood. They took over the old AMMO space in December and the biggest news is they now have a liquor license. Beer and wine… Continue reading

Koreatown: Checking Out The Walker Inn

  I finally checked out The Walker Inn on New Year’s day. Walker wasn’t going to open following New Year’s Eve but the number of reservations convinced the team people still wanted to drink… Continue reading