Tag Archive: cocktailian

Seattle: Bar Hopping to Ba Bar, Liberty, Bathtub Gin, Coterie Room, Tini Bigs, Tavern Law & Canon

Day Two in Seattle started off with bright skies but it gradually became a bit gray and moody. Michael Kostin of Paratii Craft Bar started our bar tour off at Ba Bar. I… Continue reading

Seattle: Staple & Fancy

  On my last night in Seattle, we went to Staple & Fancy. I had heard from friends that I really should try one of Ethan Stowell’s restaurants. While I adored the name… Continue reading

Seattle: Bar Crawl with Bastille, Sambar, Paratii, Rob Roy, Il Bistro & Zig Zag

I had two days in Seattle and I was going to make the most of it. I had been training my liver and getting ready for Portland Cocktail Week. What better way to… Continue reading

Seattle: Oysters at The Walrus & The Carpenter

I got my wish to have lots of oysters while in Seattle. We stopped in to The Walrus and the Carpenter before dinner at Staple & Fancy which they share a wall with.… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food & Wine Grand Tasting Recap

On the last day of the Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival, I headed back to LA Live to check out the Grand Tasting. Held on the roof of a parking structure, the… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Bar | Kitchen

It’s not often I make it a dineLA lunch and dinner at the same place. Of my five dineLA meals last month, I went to Bar | Kitchen twice, once for lunch and… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Drinks at ink.

  Just when people started referring to bartenders as “mixologists,” bartenders have now proudly reclaimed the word “bartender” in the name of hospitality. And Devon Espinosa, the bar manager at ink. has done… Continue reading

West LA: Two Rounds at Picca

I love the Mezzanine level of Picca. It’s such a great place to dine and if you like people watching, the ultimate peakaboo spot. There are mirrors were you can see the bar… Continue reading

SF: Smuggler’s Cove

  Unlike my August trip to San Francisco, I didn’t really go to that many bars. One notable exception was a trip to Smuggler’s Cove.  We went after our day trip to Napa… Continue reading

Napa: Redd Restaurant

During my day in Napa Valley, I started out with lunch at Morimoto and managed to tour 3 wineries before heading over to Yountville to check out our options for dinner. I had… Continue reading