Category Archive: hot bartenders

Hollywood: Croft Alley at The Standard Hotel

  I checked out a popup within a popup, Croft Alley at the Standard hotel. Croft Alley took up the restaurant residency at the Standard after Ari Taymor took his popular Alma popup… Continue reading

DTLA: Here and Now Bar is Now Open

  Here and Now is now open. It takes over the old Westbound space at One Santa Fe in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Va’LA Hospitality will now operate the bar… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Smooth Ambler and Old Scout

    Sadly, this The Minty’s Whiskey Week is now drawing to a close. But never fear, there will be other Spirits Weeks on the Minty and perhaps another week dedicated to my… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Recap of the Westward Pig Dinner

  Westward Whiskey had a pig dinner at Winsome recently. The Wingham Farms pig had been fed 4-5 weeks on spent mash, the grain that was used to make Westward whiskey. Wingham Farms… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Glenfiddich’s Fire and Cane

  The Minty’s Whiskey Week continues with the new Glenfiddich‘s Fire & Cane. The Speyside Scottish whisky company has been experimenting quite a bit with their whisky. Fire & Cane is the fourth… Continue reading

Feed the Hungry: Burrito Project x Greenbar Distillery #loveourcity Campaign, Dinner Recap at Sake Dojo

  I recently attended a dinner at Sake Dojo to launch the #loveourcity campaign, a joint venture between The Burrito Project and Greenbar Distillery. For every Greenbar’s City Bright Gin cocktail purchased in… Continue reading

Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Petit Trois

  Petit Trois on Highland has been opened about 5 years and I have never gone until recently. There was a period of my life I was at every Ludobites popup and I… Continue reading

Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Spoonfed and Bar Joe

  I recently visited the new Spoonfed and its bar, Bar Joe. The space is enormous! I love all the different feelings of the spaces. It’s a casual restaurant so you’d order and… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Returns August 22-26 to DTLA and Santa Monica

  Los Angeles Food and Wine returns August 22 through 26 to various locations including Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.   LAFW kicks off with dinners on Wednesday, August 22. In the… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Crawl Through Logan Square Including: Scofflaw, Lost Lake and Billy Sunday

  I’ve been hearing about Scofflaw for years but just made it in earlier last month when I was in Chicago. It’s been on the top of my Chicago bar list to try… Continue reading