Disaronno & Tia Maria Dinner with Marcel Vigneron and Love Boat’s Issac

As part of the Tales of the Cocktail spirited dinners, I attended one with Disaronno and Tia Maria at the Musee Conti Wax Museum. I replied immediately I was in when I saw… Continue reading

New Orleans: Drinking at Cure

Drink nerds would probably say duh when I said I had really great drinks at Cure. During Tales of the Cocktail, I really wanted to go on the Brugal Dry Rum bus and… Continue reading

New Orleans: Dinner at Desire Oyster Bar

The day before Tales of the Cocktail opened, I checked out Desire Oyster Bar in the French Quarter.  I stumbled upon fried food heaven!  I had to have fried green tomatoes. Cheesy as… Continue reading

Tasting My Way Through New Orleans or the Search for the Best Gumbo

My first meal in New Orleans was at Royal House. I had a relatively clear agenda on food- eat everything. But namely the things NOLA is known for. Perhaps a bit touristy but… Continue reading

Bar Hopping in New Orleans

My drink tally in New Orleans outside of what I tasted during Tales of the Cocktail was relatively low. I averaged 2-3 drinks a day during the week I was there. I went… Continue reading

DTLA: The Parish is Now Open

I had been anticipating the opening of the Parish for months. I would drive by it almost every day and checked the progress. And then one day it opened. I was out of… Continue reading

LA Fried Chicken Fest Recap

A few months ago, someone asked me why comfort food was such a big thing in the States right now. I have a theory that with the bad economy, people were less focused… Continue reading

Culver City: Drinks at the Blind Barber

I’ve been meaning to check out the Blind Barber, a new bar in Culver City, for a while now. And when I tasted the drinks from their booth at the Angeleno Live &… Continue reading

Northridge: Dumplings and Noodles at Mandarin Deli

  Mandarin Deli is a local Southern California chain specializing in noodle soups and dumplings. A couple of years ago, I discovered they also did beef rolls very well. Growing up, my parents’… Continue reading

DTLA: All Night Happy Hour at Nick & Stef’s

  After my guest bartending stint at Nick + Stef’s, I sat down to enjoy all night happy hour. Many Downtown office workers will tell you they love happy hour and to find… Continue reading