Abbot Kinney Boulevard is getting a new restaurant today with the opening of Feed Body & Soul from owner-designer DeeAnna Staats and chef Matthew Dickson, formerly of Grace and Rockenwagner.
This being Venice, Feed is primarily focused on healthful eating. There are smoothies. There are a lot of o ... More >>
Ever wonder what L.A.'s most creative bartenders like to do on their days off? That's exactly the idea behind Art Beyond the Glass, a fundraiser that features a variety of art, music, DJs, live performances and, of course, lots of cocktails for a cause at Sadie in Hollywood.
Created by Providence ... More >>
An American tradition since 1875, the annual Kentucky Derby is a high-profile horse-racing event in Louisville, Ky., and the first installment of the U.S. Triple Crown -- the equine equivalent of the Super Bowl, World Series and NBA Finals. But here in Los Angeles, more than 2,000 miles from the Chu ... More >>
Tom Bergin's is back. Some folks were worried the 76-year-old Irish pub's eight-month renovation might have sent Bergin's tumbling down from grace. A few might have imagined in their bleakest moments that the doors would swing back open to reveal a "green" oxygen bar with shamrock-shaped throw pil ... More >>
Spicy Chile Dinner
A chile-infused five course menu prepared by Monique King, winner of Food Network's Chef Hunter, includes caramelized Brussels sprouts, arctic char, pork tenderloin, lamb pibil, and tamales, plus three tequilas.
WHAT: Spicy Chile Dinner
WHEN: 7 p.m., May 4
WHERE: Border Grill dow ... More >>
Summertime has different meanings for everyone: Some think of it as a vacation from school, others associate it with BBQs and beer, and yet others take these sunny moments to explore SoCal's stunning beaches. But for the foodist, the coming months mean one thing only: food festivals.
To kick off t ... More >>
Despite the Angeleno phobia of anything showing signs of age, some things do, in fact, improve over time. Cocktails can be one of those instances, given the proper circumstances.
It's said that Tony Conigliaro of London's 69 Colebrook Row was the first to age cocktails, though he did his in glass ... More >>
jgarbeeBar Keeper Cocktail Gift BoxYou may recall that about this time last year, Bar Keeper owner Joe Keeper introduced several clever holiday gift boxes created by L.A.-area mixologists. Each contained recipes by the likes of Marcos Tello and Matt Biancello, plus the spirits and bottled mix ... More >>
Steven ArmstrongThird-place Devon Tarby pours a thirsty spectator some love
On Sunday, Table 20 hosted its second annual L.A.'s Best Bartender contest at Elevate Lounge in Downtown Los Angeles. Five of L.A.'s top bartenders arrived to compete for the title of L.A.'s Best Bartender before six ... More >>
Caroline on CrackAidan Demarest with his award-winning Mai Tai at the Spare Room.
Barman Aidan Demarest has managed some of the best cocktail bars in town, opening up downtown's whiskey bar Seven Grand and the Hollywood Roosevelt's bowling alley/lounge Spare Room, while also introducing a uni ... More >>
N. GalutenBrady Weise, behind the bar at Library Bar
We came across Brady Weise about a month ago, while doing some "research" on the Old Fashioned. He was working at Library Bar (at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel) and made us a rather good one then went on to impress with his knowledge of Ame ... More >>
Acuna-HansenMarcos Tello and the 1886 bartenders from left to right: Danny Cymbal, Garret McKechnie, Brady Weise, Lacey Murillo, Greg Gretmenian and Laura Lindsay.
At the end of the night, Los Angeles cocktail consultant Aidan Demarest climbed on top of the polished wood bar, careful not to upset a ... More >>
The Beachcomber CafeThe Beachcomber's Surfrider Cocktail
New York has the Manhattan, Moscow the Moscow Mule. Even Long Island has a cocktail named after it. But what is Los Angeles' signature cocktail? Something to immortalize the City of Angels in drink? Fortunately, local bars, whether insp ... More >>
Michael ShearinDrago Centro's Token Irishman cocktail.Many of L.A.'s mixologists seem to have an aversion to St. Patrick's Day, one of the biggest drinking holidays of the year. We sent a call out to the likes of Joseph Brooke of The Edison, Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix of La Descarga, Vincen ... More >>
Joseph Brooke was just recently named as the new director of spirits at the Edison. A post he takes over from Aidan Demarest who is now doing cocktail consultation with mixologist Marcos Tello at the not-yet-opened First & Hope Supper Club. We spoke to America's Top Bartender about his plans and coc ... 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 >>
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 >>
Deborah StollHot ToddiesThe Hot Toddy is the most famous of wintry drinks, which means it is typically the most poorly made. That watery sort of lemony concoction with whiskey poured into a glass too hot to hold turns out to be not all that satisfying. But the hot toddy is actually a deliciou ... More >>
The casting call for contestants for season two of the Absolut vodka and LX.TV/NBC reality series "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender" is being held tomorrow at Seven Grand. The winner will head to Las Vegas with seven other regional finalists to battle it out with an ice pick for ... More >>
If you've ever wondered why there are no Scottish Olympians, it's because they drink whiskey instead of water. Or so says Martin Daraz, Highland Park's Brand Ambassador who last Tuesday led a Scotch intensive at Seven Grand.
Free to members of the Southern California United States Bartending Guild ... More >>
The EdisonSeptember's PartyThe Radio Room at The Edison is host to the most unique cocktail program around: every month, Aidan Demarest, The Edison's director of beverages and spirits, along with lead barman Marcos Tello, invites mixologists from across the country to spend a night behind the ... More >>