Category Archive: great cocktails

Hollywood: All Your Tiki Dreams Come True at Lono

  From the group that runs Melrose Umbrella Company, comes Lono, a lush new tiki bar in the heart of Hollywood. I’ve now been a couple of times and it’s a huge lovely… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Chef Ricardo Zarate is Back with Rosaline Restaurant

  I have been following the career of Chef Ricardo Zarate since his days at Mochica at the Mercado La Paloma. I was super bummed when he left Picca and have been anticipating… Continue reading

Pasadena: Modern Mexican Food and Drinks at Maestro

  I recently checked out Maestro in Pasadena. It opened a few months ago to much acclaim. I was already familiar with Chef Danny Godinez’s food from his Orange County restaurant, Anepalco so… Continue reading

Highland Park: Horse Thief BBQ Pops Up at Good Housekeeping Bar on Wednesdays

  6/6/17 UPDATE: Horse Thief BBQ has canceled their summer popup.¬†   Horse Thief BBQ from Grand Central Market is popping up every Wednesday at Good Housekeeping for the rest of the summer… Continue reading

Koreatown: Mama Lion Is Now Open

  Mama Lion, the jazz supper club, is now open in Koreatown. The swanky club is on the corner of Western and 6th Streets, right in the heart of Ktown. Chef Michael Hung… Continue reading

Eagle Rock: Drinks at Room 31

  Room 31 opened last year but I finally made it in last week. It’s in Eagle Rock within a restaurant and is accessed through a door from the parking lot. There’s a… Continue reading

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Convention Returns to Orlando April 18-21

  Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Convention¬†and Exposition returns to Orlando this year April 18 through 21. This year’s convention features hundreds of new products, hospitality suites, seminars, cocktail competitions, spirits and wine competitions… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Pizza and More at O+O Sicilian Kitchen

  O+O Sicilian Kitchen opened in Santa Monica at the end of last year. Right by the ocean, you can find great pizza, appetizers and creative drinks.       The list sticks… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Tapas and Drinks at Vaca

  Vaca in Costa Mesa opened at the end of 2015 and though I managed to make it in for drinks last year, I didn’t have a chance to eat there until just… Continue reading

Frogtown: Hidden Treasure at Elysian LA

  I was a little bit dumbfounded when I got to Elysian. They’ve been open for five years but I just went for the first time a few weeks ago. I’ve always known… Continue reading