Modern mixology's pioneer Audrey Saunders has returned to Los Angeles. And after leaving La Brea's The Tar Pit after a short two months early last year, getting married, teaching seminars at prestigious cocktail events like the Manhattan Cocktail Classic and winning the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail aw ... More >>
Caroline on Crack320 Main's Earl Grey Martinez.
Back in 2009, bartender Audrey Saunders introduced tea-infused cocktails to Los Angeles at Tar Pit on La Brea Avenue, where she partnered with Mark Peel (Campanile) on an extensive drinks menu. Saunders is long gone from Tar Pit, but tea-infused ... More >>
There was some question yesterday regarding whether The Tar Pit's head barman Marcos Tello would take over for Audrey Saunders, who has "amicably" left the bar/restaurant as both partner and creator of the beverage program due to creative differences. Mixologist consultants Christy Pope and Chad Sum ... More >>
This LA Weekly Flickr pool photo comes to you courtesy of photographer djjewelz, who took the gorgeous shot with a Canon PowerShot S90. The cocktail pictured is an Old Cuban at the Tar Pit, the newish bar on La Brea from Audrey Saunders and Mark Peel.
LA Weekly Flickr pool/djjewelzOId Cuban at the ... More >>
Mark StegerZombie EffectsWith a swing and muster that recalls Luc Sante's Low Life hoodlums, David A. Embury was a practicing lawyer in the 1940s when he wrote a book called The Fine Art Of Mixing Drinks. In it, he describes The Zombie as "the most overadvertised, overemphasized, overexalted ... More >>
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Tar Pit'Tis the season for bar openings. Tar Pit, the old-style ("reminiscent of a 1940s-era supper club") La Brea restaurant and lounge from Mark Peel and Jay Perrin (Campanile) and Audrey Saunders (NYC's Pegu Club), finally opens its doors to the public today. It was a long time coming. Pee ... More >>
The Tar Pit, the bar and restaurant project from Mark Peel and Jay Perrin (Campanile) and new partner Audrey Saunders (Pegu) is set to open in three weeks. Named for the dump in the 1936 film My Man Godfrey, the Tar Pit is scheduled to open December 7th, according to Peel ("Hey, it's Pearl Harbor Da ... More >>
The last Radio Room at The Edison went out with more of a pfffttt and less of a bang! And when I say, "last Radio Room," I mean, like, maybe ever. It's understandable that the party's being shelved for this year. But what about next year? As it turns out, some rainmaking staff are leaving the steam ... More >>