Tag Archive: la cocktails

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

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: 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

Hollywood: Good Times at Davey Wayne’s

  Recently I was spoke with someone from San Francisco who loved all the themed bars he visited in LA including La Descarga, Pour Vous and Good Times at Davey Wayne’s. What’s the… Continue reading

San Diego Bar Crawl

During San Diego Bartenders Weekend, I had a chance to check out a few spots. After Craft & Commerce, we headed over to Bankers Hill for the Campari and House Spirits party. It… Continue reading

Happy Hour at Nic’s Beverly Hills

  I recently checked out happy hour at Nic’s Beverly Hills. I had been years ago, long before I ever became a craft cocktails enthusiast.  The bar is busy with locals and those… Continue reading