Category Archive: hot bartenders

2011 The Minty Food & Booze Crawls

2011 is fast approaching and I’ve been contemplating my next events. Here’s a rough calendar for the first quarter of the year. Food crawls to be announced! January 22– Pretty Please, Pupusa Crawl… Continue reading

Craft Cocktails in PDX

There has been a cocktail renaissance spreading through the country. Two years ago when I was in Portland for the first time, I found it fascinating a bar would make its own tonic.… Continue reading

Feasting on Pig’s Head at the Gorbals

Recently, I dined at the Gorbals and noticed they were offering pig’s head for $43. I questioned our server and she said it’d take about an hour to cook and it was good… Continue reading

Hostaria del Piccolo Opens Today

  Hostaria del Piccolo opens today in Santa Monica. I’m very fond of Piccolo in Venice and was very excited to hear about this more casual eatery that features two pages of pizza… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Happy Hour at Comme Ca

The Hourglass Happy Hour at Comme Ca is seven days a week from 5- 7 p.m. It’s rare to find a happy hour that is on weekends. And with delight, the Hungry Hanh… Continue reading

Test Kitchen: Kris Tominaga & Phillip Pretty

Recently I attended a dinner at Joe’s in Venice and learned their new chef de cuisine, Kris Tominaga, was going to be at Test Kitchen along with Phillip Pretty of the London in… Continue reading

Bad Brains

  After dinner at Tinga last week, I met up with F for Food at the Tar Pit Bar.  Apparently the cocktail menu has changed and I spent some time flipping through the… Continue reading

Going Cocktailian at Boneyard Bistro

Ludobites 6.0 is located in the Valley for this run. After dinner last week, LA/ OC Foodie, H.C., convinced us to head over three blocks over to Boneyard Bistro. I wasn’t really in… Continue reading

Christmas Kegger

I first met the ladies of Finer Things L.A. at the first Sexy Singles Soiree this year. V & K promise you a “guide to get drunk and fat” in L.A. I really… Continue reading

Test Kitchen: Gary Menes

People have asked me which has been my favorite Test Kitchen meal and it’s very hard for me to pick one favorite. The concept of having one permanent location with a cast of… Continue reading