Category Archive: booze

Get Ready for Art Beyond the Glass, Sunday, June 17

As I’ve bounced around from cocktail week to cocktail week around the country (Portland, Scottsdale and most recently New York), enthusiasts have cried for a good cocktail event in L.A. Well, this city… Continue reading

MCC: Bon Vivants’ Pork Out Punch Party With Recipes!

  I love the Bon Vivants. When I heard they were throwing a shindig for Manhattan Cocktail Classic entitled Pork Out Punch Party at Union Pool, I marked POPP down my calendar and… Continue reading

Brooklyn: The Bar at El Moderno

I should have probably been warned off by the awning boldly proclaiming “Mexican style food” as I am from LA and why would I try Mexican food in New York? As it happens,… Continue reading

Decades Launch Parties at Formosa Cafe

Remember Formosa Cafe? Old Hollywood and glitzy celeb hangout were words that came to mind but in the last few years, it’s turned into a bit of a dive bar. But you could… Continue reading

Nolet’s Gin Dinner at FIG

I was invited to a spirits dinner with Nolet’s Gin at FIG a few weeks back. We first mingled sipping on Nolet’s Dry Silver Gin martinis and Raspberry Collinses while enjoying heavy appetizers… Continue reading

West Hollywood: New Cocktails at Cecconi’s

I was invited to check out the new cocktails at Cecconi’s recently. Chris Ojeda, the Creative Bar Director for Soho House and Cecconi’s has come up with a list of classics with a… Continue reading

Drinking at Home: Cocktails by the Minty

  Whenever I get invited to dinner parties, I tend to bring the booze and take it upon myself to make drinks. In the last few years, my “bartending” skills have gotten better… Continue reading

2012 Nightclub & Bar Convention Recap

  Last month, over 30,000 attendees descended upon the Nightclub and Bar convention in Las Vegas. The last time I had been to the convention center in Vegas, it was for CHA- the… Continue reading

New Spring Cocktails at Drago Centro

  Drago Centro Bar Manager Jaymee Mandeville has rocked out her Spring Cocktails menu. Following her successful first list, she has really outdone herself. There was nothing on the list I didn’t want… Continue reading

DTLA: Los Angeles Brewing Company Now Open

The Los Angeles Brewing Company is now opened. They opened just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and every seat was taken for the 100 taps sports bar. I swung by two days… Continue reading