Category Archive: events

Beverly Hills: Lunch at Georgie with Chapel Down Wines

  I was invited to check out Chapel Down sparkling wines recently at a lunch at Georgie, the restaurant at The Montage in Beverly Hills.   We had a couple of appetizers before… Continue reading

Bar Institute Econo On Tour, LA Recap

I checked out Bar Institute‘s Econo popup as it rolled through Los Angeles recently. LA was its fifth stop. This Econo popup also provided a preview to the returning Portland Cocktail Week, one… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Bruichladdich Dinner at The Edmon Recap

I recently visited The Edmon for a Bruichladdich Scotch Whisky dinner. I had the pleasure of meeting the former Bruichladdich master distiller Jim McEwan a few years ago and the juice I had… Continue reading

DTLA: Greenbar Distillery, LA’s First Distillery After Prohibition

  I’ve been to Greenbar Distillery a number of times through the years. It’s always fun to visit LA’s first distillery after Prohibition. They first set up shop in Monrovia and then moved… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Cochon 555 Returns to the Viceroy on March 11

  Cochon 555 returns to Los Angeles on March 11. The heritage pork fest lands at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. This year the five chefs competing for the title of the… Continue reading

San Diego: Late Night at Juniper and Ivy

  After bouncing around from Born and Raised to False Idol in San Diego’s Little Italy district, we made it over to Juniper and Ivy. Funny enough, every drink I ordered that night… Continue reading

San Diego: Tiki Drinks at False Idol

  Hidden behind Craft & Commerce, False Idol is a fun tiki bar. It wasn’t open the last time I was in San Diego a few years ago for Bartenders Weekend but heard… Continue reading

San Diego: At the Bar at Born and Raised

  We stopped into Born and Raised during our San Diego road trip. It’s been on my list since last Fall when I heard about its opening. Born and Raised is beautiful. I… Continue reading

DTLA: Seoul Chicken Company Popup at Seoul Sausage Little Tokyo

  I checked out the Seoul Chicken Company popup at Seoul SausageĀ Little Tokyo the other night. It’s going on until at least March 15. It’ll be more bento box style during lunch so… Continue reading

The Minty Mixes: Rainbow Sherbet Punch

  A couple of weeks ago, I made a punch for a kids’ party. I channeled my childhood and decided on rainbow sherbet punch. This was a fixture at every party and I… Continue reading