Category Archive: hot bartenders

DTLA: Hot Bartender Crawl, Anniversary Edition

Last October, I began my Hot Bartender Crawl series in DTLA for the ladies.  This Friday, October 22, I’ve planned the Anniversary Edition. Ladies, please join me as I revisit some of those… Continue reading

dineLA: First & Hope

I found myself back at First & Hope twice in the same week. First I was there for happy hour before going to Il Postino at LA Opera (which was quite good). Then… Continue reading

Zane Harris of Seattle in L.A.

Zane Harris of Rob Roy in Seattle was in LA last week. He was the guest bartender for the Chicks with Knives dinner at Test Kitchen. I previously met Zane at the Edison… Continue reading

Table 20 Announces LA’s Best Bartender

Table 20, the new website for restaurant and bar industry job seekers, masterminded a search for LA’s Best Bartender. It was the enviable task of five judges to vote for the best of… Continue reading

Chicks with Knives at Test Kitchen

Chicks with Knives popped up at Test Kitchen last Thursday. I last saw Suzanne Griswold and Rachael Narins helping out the Starry Kitchen team when they were at Test Kitchen, right after I… Continue reading

Thirsty Thursday

Thursday has been my long-standing favorite day of the week. It always signifies the upcoming weekend to me. While I may be exhausted by Friday from the long week, I can’t resist going… Continue reading

Pablo Moix Mixes at Guelaguetza

Last Friday, Pablo Moix of La Descarga did a stint at Guelaguetza. He along with Matt Doerr (bar manager for the upcoming Red Medicine) took up the bar and spun out five mezcal… Continue reading

National Punch Day with Bols Genever

Over a week ago, I received a Thrillist email newsletter detailing a bar crawl in DTLA sponsored by Bols Genever. There were simple instructions to email barman Marcos Tello, formerly of the Edison,… Continue reading

Return to Rivera

For a belated birthday dinner last week, I went to Rivera. Besides the occasional late-night drinks and nosh, I usually go for lunch and have formed some bonds with the daytime staff. Last… Continue reading

Test Kitchen: Sous Chefs Team

Tuesday night was my fifth time at Test Kitchen. Earlier in the evening, I attended a lecture featuring four celebrity chefs including Ludo. By sheer coincidence, I was going for the Sous Chefs… Continue reading