Tag Archive: drinkwire

Las Vegas: Cocktails at the Velveteen Rabbit

  We made it off strip in Las Vegas the last time I was out there. I have wanted to check out the Velveteen Rabbit since they opened. Everyone* suggested it anytime people… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Drinks at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill

  After dinner at Old Homestead at Caesars Palace, we walked a few feet over to the Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill. Too bad we weren’t hungry as the traditional British pub menu looked… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out Faith and Flower

  Faith and Flower opened a couple of months ago in Downtown Los Angeles. I’ve now been several times but still need to go back for lunch and brunch. Until then, let’s check… Continue reading

Koreatown: Colombian Food and Drinks at Escala

Escala in Koreatown is now open. The Colombian restaurant also features an interesting beverage program run by Aaron Melendrez (formerly of Pot Bar, Cole’s, Ebanos Crossing, Neat).   We started out with something… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Fifty Seven

  Fifty Seven opened in Downtown Los Angeles in the Arts District a few months ago. The concept will rotate different chefs and the opening chef is David Nayfeld (formerly New York’s acclaimed Eleven… Continue reading

Drinks at the Melrose Umbrella Company

  I finally had a chance to check out the new Melrose Umbrella Company a couple of weeks ago. I had gone right before they opened for a bartending competition but wanted to come… Continue reading

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Competitions Winners

This year’s Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention in Las Vegas featured three competitions including Iron Mixologist, Hoptails and Call for Cocktails.   The Iron Mixologist is a tough competition as bartenders have… Continue reading

DTLA: Tom’s Urban Now Open at LA Live

    Tom’s Urban is now open at LA Live. It took over the old ESPN Zone which means it’s a huge restaurant that spans over two floors. On the ground level, you’ll… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Chef at Wood and Vine

  Wood and Vine not only has a new Executive chef Marc Johnson but there’s a new beverage director, Justin Stidham as well. Justin actually returns to Wood and Vine after a stint… Continue reading

DTLA: Day Drinking at YXTA

  Yxta has been on my list of Downtown Los Angeles restaurants and bars I needed to visit but it’s not quite walking distance to anything. Luckily they have their own parking lot. I… Continue reading