Tag Archive: tales of the cocktail

Hollywood: Amaro Montenegro Competition at Sassafras on Tuesday, June 9

  Amaro Montenegro¬†(affectionately known as Amaro Monte) is sponsoring a competition at Sassafras Saloon on Tuesday, June 9. Twelve bartenders are competing to win a trip to New Orleans for Tales of the… Continue reading

Recap: Hudson Whiskey Dinner at Big Bar

I was invited to a special dinner for Hudson Whiskey at Big Bar and Alcove Cafe in Los Feliz a couple weeks back. The dinner included a tasting of the Hudson whiskey line… Continue reading

Bar Hopping in Oakland: Boot & Shoe Service and Prizefighter

Over Labor Day weekend, I took a quickie trip up to SF for my birthday. I flew into Oakland and we decided to make a night out of it. I had heard so… Continue reading

New Orleans: Drinks at SoBou

While I was in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, I tried the new SoBou restaurant and met Bar Chef Abigail Gullo. SoBou is part of the Commander’s Family of restaurants which… Continue reading

Disaronno & Tia Maria Dinner with Marcel Vigneron and Love Boat’s Issac

As part of the Tales of the Cocktail spirited dinners, I attended one with Disaronno and Tia Maria at the Musee Conti Wax Museum. I replied immediately I was in when I saw… Continue reading

New Orleans: Dinner at Desire Oyster Bar

The day before Tales of the Cocktail opened, I checked out Desire Oyster Bar in the French Quarter.¬† I stumbled upon fried food heaven!¬† I had to have fried green tomatoes. Cheesy as… Continue reading

Tasting My Way Through New Orleans or the Search for the Best Gumbo

My first meal in New Orleans was at Royal House. I had a relatively clear agenda on food- eat everything. But namely the things NOLA is known for. Perhaps a bit touristy but… Continue reading

Bar Hopping in New Orleans

My drink tally in New Orleans outside of what I tasted during Tales of the Cocktail was relatively low. I averaged 2-3 drinks a day during the week I was there. I went… Continue reading

Buckle Up, Sweetheart! It’s Tales of the Cocktail: A Short Memoir

When Neyah White tells you to buckle up, it’s TALES OF THE COCKTAIL, you listen. For the last several years, I wanted to go to the popular cocktail week in New Orleans and… Continue reading

Lil’ Twisted Sangrita Tour Continues to Harvard & Stone and City Tavern

Jaymee Mandeville (Drago Centro) and Cari Hah (Neat) have been selected for Tales of the Cocktail “Cocktail Apprentice Program.” They are the only two bartenders from Los Angeles to have been selected for… Continue reading