Category Archive: hot bartenders

New Spring Cocktails at Drago Centro

Carolina’s Finest caught my eye immediately. Not only did it have Four Roses bourbon, but it contained Aperol, Yellow Chartreuse and LaMill Earl Grey tea. Topped off with a bit of Angostura orange,… Continue reading

Harvard & Stone: R&D Bar with Davidson Fernie

Last week I was at Harvard & Stone to check out R&D with Dave Kupchinsky of Eveleigh. While I was heading out, Davidson Fernie tipped me off he was going to be behind… Continue reading

Harvard & Stone: Hanging out at the R&D Bar with Dave Kupchinsky

I’ve now gone back to Harvard & Stone a few times now. I was back this past Monday to check out Dave Kupchinsky’s cocktails at R&D. Dave works at Eveleigh (I still need… Continue reading

The Bar at Cliff’s Edge Now Open

Cliff’s Edge. Most Romantic Restaurant in Silver Lake. Cliff’s Edge. Best Place to Take Mom for Brunch. These are phrases I have heard about Cliff’s Edge through the years. I must have driven… Continue reading

Ladies’ Night at Michael’s Santa Monica

Jaymee Mandeville of Drago Centro and Cassie Sealing of Red Medicine guest bartended at Michael’s Santa Monica a couple of weeks ago as part of Michael’s guest mixology series. Jaymee created two cocktails;… Continue reading

Gee Whiz, Son of a Gun!

Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, the guys behind Animal opened up a seafood restaurant a couple of months back named Son of a Gun. I made it over last week after hearing how… Continue reading

Hollywood: Library Bar at the Roosevelt

I first met Matt Biancaniello of the Library Bar at the Roosevelt at Test Kitchen last fall. At the time, I knew of the Library Bar but had not gone in. I told… Continue reading

Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen

This past Tuesday, I went to a viewing party for Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen at the Abbey. The entire cast was there including Marcel Vigneron, Devon Espinosa, Jarrid Masse and Robyn Wilson. We watched… Continue reading

Tater Tots & God of Carnage

Before we headed out to see God of Carnage at the Ahmanson, we stopped in for happy hour at Bar | Kitchen. I had so much fun the first time I checked out… Continue reading

Hollywood: Spare Room

After dinner at Public Kitchen and Bar at the Roosevelt, we headed upstairs to the Spare Room. Aidan Demerast developed the cocktail program for the stylish bar which includes a 2-lane bowling alley.… Continue reading