Tag Archive: craft cocktails

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Matthew Biancaniello

The Minty recently caught up with Libarary Bar bartender Matthew Biancaniello via phone about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Matthew is one of the judges along with LA USBG president Marcos… Continue reading

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Marcos Tello

The Minty recently caught up with busy bartender Marcos Tello via email about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Marcos Tello is one of the judges along with last year’s winner Matthew… Continue reading

SF: Shaker Face Tour- Fifth Floor, Jasper’s Corner Tap, Zero Zero, 15 Romolo

Before dinner at Benu, we had a drink at Fifth Floor inside the Hotel Palomar. I had a good time chatting with bartender Alex “Prison Break” about his views on the SF cocktail… Continue reading

SF: Churchill & Rye Bars

Following dinner at Frances, we headed to newly-opened Churchill. Formerly a gay bar, Churchill seems to be a mix of the previous clientele and local hipsters. My friends said they didn’t have a… Continue reading

Hollywood: Wood & Vine

Wood and Vine opened in February and I consider it a smashing success I managed to get there within 6 months of its opening. A friend had her birthday there last week and… Continue reading

DTLA: Villains Tavern

  Villains Tavern opened last year and I knew I wanted to check it out because it was being described as “steampunk.” I have a thing for bits and bobs and thought the… Continue reading

Manhattan Beach: Cocktails at MB Post

I was invited to check out drinks and dinner at Manhattan Beach Post last week. I’ll cover the fabulous food of Chef David LeFevre in another post soon. I thought it was so… Continue reading

Hollywood: Lexington Social House Now Open

I was invited to Lexington Social House last week to check out the new restaurant and club in Hollywood. I started with the Lexington (Earl Grey-infused Jim Beam bourbon, honey, lemon juice, orange… Continue reading

UK: Craft Cocktail Bars in London

People tend to imagine the UK as the place for warm beer and your best bet is to get wine while on vacation there. I tended towards cider however if I found myself… Continue reading

Vesper Bar: Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

After dinner at B&B Ristorante, we were wandering around Las Vegas trying to decide where to go. Somehow we ended up at the Cosmopolitan and I remembered the Vesper Bar.  Downtown Cocktail Room… Continue reading