Bars can be lousy places to drink. Oh, they're excellent places to buy a drink, and to drink a drink, and lately they've been pretty great for marveling at the combinatory skills and anachronistic facial hair of drink executors. But when it comes to actually trying, say, a dozen drinks to learn, sim ... More >>
It looks likes 2012 might well be remembered as the year of the Asian-inspired "night market." After a successful second round of Pasadena's 626 Night Market, New York-based festival LuckyRice hosted its first L.A. market at the Helms Bakery complex with help from Lukshon chef Sang Yoon.
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Beneath glowing lanterns along Chinatown's Chung King Road on Friday the 13th, more than 400 people passed through the doors of Coagula Curitorial to check out Gordy Grundy's one-man, one-night-only art-show, "BURN." Two bartenders and a spokesmodel poured lemongrass-tinged Bombay Sapphire East Gin ... More >>
Bar BLVDStudio City isn't famous for its nightlife, for its sushi maybe, but now we have another option to consider: 3,000 square foot Bar BLVD, inside BLVD Hotel Spa, opening Thursday, April 14th. The boutique hotel, which soft-opened February 4th with 58 rooms, is still smoothing out the ... More >>
Ben CalderwoodJuniper berries, actually heavily modified seed cones
The hallowed digestive of colonial Britain, if only because it helped to mask the bite of malaria prophylaxis quinine (rethinking your gin and tonic yet?), gin is a complex spirit with a complex history. Distilled from grain ... More >>