Lesley Jacobs Solmonson
14 days ago | Alcohol & Spirits
It's Oscar time in L.A. and the city's bartenders have come out in fine form, creating red-carpet-ready cocktails inspired by the nominated films and the stars who acted in them. Some spots are even holding Oscar-watching parties, if you're the ty...
16 days ago | Alcohol & Spirits
Southern California has bragging rights for a lot of reasons this time of year (February beach weather, for one), however when it comes to maple syrup, the Northeast is undisputed king. Our 300-plus days of sunshine just don't bring chilly enough ...
21 days ago | Holidays
With Valentine's Day around the corner, it's okay to ditch the Champagne and chocolate pairings (but if you decide to go that route, read our pairing guide here). Instead, go the less traveled but more adventurous vodka-and-caviar route. Equally, ...
23 days ago | Alcohol & Spirits
In the cocktail world, the Manhattan is something of a legend — a whiskey-based kick in the gut that was also one of the first cocktails to rely on vermouth as a modifier. It's also a drink that pre-dates the martini by some time. Every bar in the...
28 days ago | Alcohol & Spirits
When we think "happy hour," we generally think value and, most likely, the bar closest to the office or house. But, if you step outside the usual happy-hour box, there are some sophisticated surprises in store at hotels across the city. From the b...
1 month ago | Alcohol & Spirits
For some Angelenos, the San Fernando Valley is a far more relaxing place to work, live or drink. These days, though, with its many bars — ranging from retro to tiki to modern — the Valley is a drinking destination worth driving to. Ventura Bouleva...