Tag Archive: mixology

Beverly Hills: Take a Cocktail Class at Caulfield’s for Valentine’s Day

Jeremy Back (formerly of City Tavern)  has taken over the beverage program at the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills. He has already revamped Caulfield’s, the restaurant at the Thompson and is working on… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Vanguard Lounge

  The cocktail scene has changed significantly in the last year in Las Vegas. Last year, I went to Downtown Cocktail Room knowing it was one of the few good craft cocktail bars… Continue reading

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

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

DTLA: New Cocktails at Rivera

Last Friday, Jennie from the Happy Hour Tour and I were making the rounds in DTLA. We started out at Bar | Kitchen (check out her great review here) and headed over to… Continue reading

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

DTLA: Onyx and LA’s Cocktail Scene

A few weeks ago, I visited Pattern Bar and the Vixen and I were less than thrilled by the minuscule discount for happy hour. We hightailed it to Onyx, another new bar in… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Happy Hour at Aburiya Toranoko

  I have now gone to Aburiya Toranoko a few times for lunch and dinner.  I don’t post about every time like for instance I tried the okonomiyaki the last time I went. … 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