Category Archive: hot bartenders

Cana Rum Bar

About a month back, I checked out La Descarga for the first time. Being a rum enthusiast, I was quite enchanted by the flash and pizazz of the bar. I also recently checked… Continue reading

Staycation on the Rivera

I have over 40 vacation days right now. Sadly, I don’t have any upcoming long vacations but I do have a couple of short get-aways planned. In the meantime, people have been tossing… Continue reading

Summer Tasting: LA Street Food Fest

Shawna Dawson and Sonia Rasula brought the first LA Street Food Fest together in February. I had a great time but in all honesty, I would have not attended the second event if… Continue reading

Hungry Hollywood: Hungry Cat

Following drinks at Musso and Frank’s, we headed over to The Hungry Cat. The Hungry Cat was fairly busy and we didn’t have reservations last Tuesday. They seated us outside which they assured… Continue reading

Poutine at the Yard

I’m officially declaring the Yard as my favorite poutine in L.A. That’s because the gravy is made with house-made veal stock. I knew the Yard served up some nice Farmers’ Market driven cocktails… Continue reading

Roger That, Roger Room

The Roger Room has been open a little bit more than a year but I just checked it out this week. Any cocktailian tries his or her best to check out the new… Continue reading

Battle Manhattan: Mandrake VS Verdugo Bar

One of my favorite bars is the Mandrake in Culver City. It’s on La Cienenga, in between Venice and Washington. There’s a tiny sign that says “bar.” Otherwise there’s no other signage and… Continue reading

Eagle Rock: Craft Beer Crawl

I introduced a new crawl idea last Friday, the Minty Craft Beer Crawl. Now, I’m a proud cocktalian. I like my booze in cocktails. I’m not much of a wine snob drinker and… Continue reading

Happy Hour: Trader Vic’s

Although I find myself reaching for mostly whiskey drinks these days, I’m not adverse to rum. I like a good tiki drink as much as anyone. And mai tais are a fave. I’ve… Continue reading

Fundraiser for the Must Tomorrow

Tomorrow from 7-11 p.m., there will be a fundraiser for the displaced staff of the Must Bar in Downtown Los Angeles. The fundraiser will take place at the Farmers and Merchants Bank at… Continue reading