Category Archive: booze

DTLA: Dinner with a View at 71Above

  I’ve been dying to try 71Above ever since I heard they were opening and Chef Vartan Abgaryan was going to be the executive chef a couple years ago. I went for dinner… Continue reading

Culver City: Italian Favorites at AR Cucina

    AR Cucina took the place of Sambar, Chef Akasha Richmond’s Indian inspired restaurant.  She’s now turned her focus to Italian cuisine. I love that there’s an entire Negroni menu. You could… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Drinks at The Edmon

  The Edmon at the Historic Hollywood Hotel opened about 6 weeks ago.  We already had dinner but I’d like to return for food. Per my usual proclivities, I sat at the bar… Continue reading

DTLA: Pacific Seas Tiki Bar at Clifton’s is Now Open

  The much anticipated tiki bar, Pacific Seas, is now open at Clifton’s. The fourth floor bar is completely bonkers. It’s so beautiful and what’s amazing is, it doesn’t look new at all.… Continue reading

Solvang: Dinner at Root 246

  I was in Solvang for a day trip and we had hit up some of the wine rooms in the deliberately quaint town. I was perhaps a little over the kitsch when… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at the Veggie-Centric PYT

  Chef Josef Centeno has created a restaurant inside of a restaurant with the new PYT inside of Ledlow. My pal Carina was in town and whenever we get together, we look for the… Continue reading

DTLA: New Drinks at Honeycut for Fall/Winter 2016

  Honeycut recently rolled out a new drinks menu featuring their tiki-space cocktails along with new draft cocktails in the disco room. After a massive meaty dinner at Oreno, some cocktails sounded like… Continue reading

Highland Park: Drinks at ETA Bar

  I was doing research on a fun Highland Park bar hop and went into ETA. I’ve been meaning to check them out for a while. They’ve been open about six months now.… Continue reading

Mar Vista: That Sunday Gravy at Status Kuo

  Edit 11/9/16 – apparently Status Kuo is changing its name to Little Fatty and the bar will be called Accomplice.    I recently was in Philadelphia and a bartender I met there… Continue reading

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