5. Wandering downtown LA streets in the mid-afternoon sun, giving off a hoppy scent, carrying a small pilsner glass still sudsy from the last visit, mildly lost, mildly dazed, is totally normal on the Saturday of L.A. Craft Beer Crawl. Never mind the stink-eye from the cops, never mind the regal bea ... More >>
Tickets have just sold out for this Saturday's 3rd Annual L.A. Craft Beer Crawl. With unlimited tastings of over 70 brews, 2,000 people in attendance, and temperatures finally retreating to the low 80's, it promises to be L.A.'s most lively celebration of beer yet. The creative product of Cedd Moses ... More >>
This year marked the 10th anniversary for Tales of the Cocktail, the massive cocktail convention that takes place each July in New Orleans. It's an outrageously sweaty and boozy event that transforms the French Quarter into a sea of fedoras and waxed mustaches. Bartenders come from around the world ... More >>
If you're looking to experience what some of L.A.'s best breweries have to offer in one whirlwind night, make sure to mark your calendar for the third annual Los Angeles Craft Beer on Saturday, Aug. 18. "Beer Chicks" Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi, along with 213 Nightlife proprietor Cedd Moses ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshPunch from Broadway Bar (top), the scene at Las Perlas (bottom), angry Scottish Highlanders from Seven Grand (right).In Los Angeles, even the bars get dressed up for Halloween. This year, all eight of the downtown L.A. bars owned by Cedd Moses -- Casey's, Cole's, Las Perlas, Tony ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshDanielle pours a beer float at Cana as parto of the 2011 LA Craft Beer Crawl.Congratulations if you made it to all seven bars at Saturday's LA Craft Beer Crawl. Either you have an iron will or an iron stomach. The crowds were thick and the beers, from populist IPAs to obscurist a ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshThe neon sign above the 8th Street Bottle Room at Golden Gopher.All beer is good beer; some is just better than others. That's the axiom passed down to Mark Jilg from his grandfather. That would be Mark Jilg of the booming voice, the overflowing opinions, and the steady hand stee ... More >>
Kelley LeeLee Cooking With Family On Her Recent Trip Back To California As 33-year-old Kelley Lee casually rattles off the eight "concepts" that she has opened over the past seven years -- "a diner, a café, a Mexican restaurant, the brewery-gastropub with several locations, an Italian place, ... More >>
AEG CEO Tim Leiweke: He's got downtown Los Angeles in his hands*Well, technically just in downtown Los Angeles, but that's where all the big players make all their big decisions anyway, right? Just ask a pissed-off Daily News outsider in the Valley.
Jon Regardie at the LA Downtown News knows ... More >>
Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
What's the best neighborhood in L.A. to live in if you don't have a car? Purely within the gastronomical interest, of course.
--Sophia Lee, via Facebook
Dear Ms. Lee:
Although my first impulse was to nominate San Gabriel or Monterey Park ... More >>
Caroline on CrackBartenders at Mas Malo's mezzanine bar.
Today, the 1920s building which houses whiskey bar Seven Grand presents one-stop shopping for fans of both bourbon and tequila with the opening of Mas Malo, the new downtown branch of Malo Restaurant.
The historic 9,700-square-foot sp ... More >>
Jo Stougaard / My Last BiteA bartender pours a cocktail, and a plate of sashimi and beef tendon from Providence at the 2010 Zócalo Speakeasy.
The cocktails flowed freely at Saturday night's Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party. Organized by the Weekly's own Jonathan Gold as a fundraiser f ... More >>
It is hard to overestimate the appeal of a good hog in this town, the charismatic pull of a whole roasted animal with crisp skin and heat-singed ears, an apple jammed gaily between its teeth. During Thursday's Downtown Art Walk, a celebration of galleries and the taverns that surround them, the big ... More >>
For every bar there's a liquor and for every liquor there's a bar. Nightlife impresario Cedd Moses' latest venture, Las Perlas, soft-opened last night, aiming to become to mezcal and tequila what Seven Grand is to whiskey and La Descarga is to rum. The result is somewhere between an upscale cantina ... More >>
Debunk the theory that nobody reads in L.A.. Bring a book (or six) into Cole's this week and receive a dollar off a French Dip. Considering the sandwiches, avec au jus, cost just $6.38 it's kind of a deal. Your donation will support the renovation of The Midnight Mission's Mary Murphy Library servin ... More >>
From 6:30 p.m. until the lights rose at 2:00 a.m. this past Monday (well, Tuesday), Squid Ink put in a full work day at The James Beard Foundation's L.A. Chef Invitational at The Foundry.
As enjoyable as the evening was, good food and classic cocktails are difficult to mix. Eric Greenspan noted th ... More >>
Photo credit: David WaldorfRicki Kline imbibes interior design.As the designer behind the distinct venues owned and operated by Cedd Moses's 213 group, Ricki Kline is one of the key people involved in a string of nightlife venues that have transformed Angelenos' expectations of what bars Down ... More >>