Today is John Steinbeck's birthday -- the novelist who wrote about our great state perhaps better than anyone else would have been 111 today.
Steinbeck was a great drinker, and his favorite drink was the Jack Rose, one of those cocktails that's pure alchemy: You put in applejack and grenadine, two ... More >>
With New Year's Eve looming, we're forgoing our usual cookbook of the week in favor of the libation version. Not just any cocktail book, but The PDT Cocktail Book by Jim Meehan and illustrator Chris Gall, the only beverage book that made it into our Best of 2011 "cookbook" list.
Yeah, we're already ... More >>
Caroline on CrackCopa d'Oro's happy hour Manhattan.
The Place: Copa d'Oro, 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, (310) 576-3030.
The Hours: Tuesday through Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m., all night Mondays.
The Deals: "Happy Depression" menu with $5 classic cocktails; beer and wine $5; panini $4-$6.