Tag Archive: the varnish

DTLA: Cognac Crawl at Redbird, Bar Clacson, The Varnish, Otium and Broken Shaker Recap

  In late September, I saw something interesting called the Cognac Classic Crawl. I like bar crawls and I like brandy. However, I was heading out to Hong Kong so I forgot about… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out The Streamliner Bar

  The Streamliner inside the Imperial Western Beer Company opened recently. It’s located at Union Station in a funky area where Chinatown, Olvera Street and Downtown Los Angeles intersect. It’s part of the… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to PDT, The Wilshire, The Pontiac, Employees Only

  On my first night in Hong Kong, I had a drink at PDT located in the Mezzanine above the MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. I actually have never been to… Continue reading

Viva Sangrita LA Regional

A couple of months ago, bartenders were invited to compete in Tequila Ocho’s Viva Sangrita contest. Winners from the regional contests won a trip to New Orleans to compete at Tales of the… Continue reading

LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Recap

I attended the L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade event earlier this month. I was pretty excited to see so many different chefs from around the country presenting that day. We were gathered to raise… Continue reading

Plymouth Gin & Lush Life Book Signing at the Varnish

  Following the LA’s Best Bartender Competition, I headed over to the unofficial after party at the Varnish. Plymouth Gin was sponsoring the night since Dale DeGroff‘s wife, Jill DeGroff was signing her… Continue reading

2011 LA’s Best Bartender Competition Recap

This past Sunday brought the city’s best bartenders to play. Table 20’s Second Annual Best Bartender Competition was held at Elevate Lounge in Downtown Los Angeles. The finalists were¬† Joseph Brooke of Next… 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