Tag Archive: cocktailian

Arizona Cocktail Week Recap

Arizona Cocktail Week took place February 19-25 this year. It was the first of its kind in the area and centered around Scottsdale, Arizona. The week included seminars, a grand tasting, parties, events,… Continue reading

Planet Dailes and Mixology 101 Now Open

Planet Dailes and Mixology 101 by Salvatore Calabrese are now open at the Farmers Market. The original Las Vegas restaurant (inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel) brings a new bar to The Grove and… Continue reading

A Revealing Evening with Erick Castro and Beefeater & Plymouth Gins

Recently I was invited to a gin-fueled evening with Erick Castro, the brand ambassador for both Beefeater and Plymouth gins. The “revealing” gin event started with class held at Eveleigh in West Hollywood… Continue reading

The Minty’s Guide to Austin

I was in Austin last month. I had never been there, didn’t know a soul and was going to travel alone. Everyone told me I would love Austin and I did. Here’s a… Continue reading

Austin: Second Bar + Kitchen and Bar Congress

There were so many restaurants I wanted to visit in Austin but with only a few days and no dining partners, I wasn’t able to quite make it a food-tastic trip like I… Continue reading

Austin: East Side Show Room

If every town had a pinnacle craft cocktails bar, Austin’s would be East Side Show Room. Located east of the Dirty 6, the building has seen its share of businesses. At one point… Continue reading

Austin: Peche, Townhouse and La Condesa

I was having a great time in Austin exploring the craft cocktail scene. Some of the local bartenders I met would be derisive of calling it a scene. But it’s getting there. Much… Continue reading

Austin: Haddingtons

In doing my craft cocktails bar research for Austin, I came across the Duck Fat Sazarac at Haddingtons. I debated if this would be a good thing and knew I could only decide… Continue reading

Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Sadie

Sadie opened recently in the old Les Deux space. Executive Chef Dave Schmit and  Director of Spirits Giovanni Martinez created the food and drinks for the restaurant named after the owner’s matriarch. The… Continue reading

Culver City: Coolhaus

For Valentine’s Day this year, I went to the Coolhaus shop and enjoyed all the boozy flavors I could find along with the fried chicken and waffles ice cream. Yup, that’s right, fried… Continue reading