You make reasonable assumptions about what you're going to drink depending on where you are. You don't go to Manhattan Beach to drink scotch, any more than you would Ensenada; you expect something more beachy there, in a tropical, caipirinha-colada vein perhaps. In Silver Lake you may be able to ord ... More >>
It's a good day when the first meaningful thing that's put in your hands is a drink: a good drink, a weird drink, a purple drink, one so chock-full of fruit it almost tastes like it'll boost your immune system, the rye expertly disguised in blood orange juice and an indigo robe of cassis, girded by ... 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.
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The other night at Melisse, chef Josiah Citrin, beverage director Brian Kalliel and their new cocktail consultant, Pablo Moix, were working on reviving the Zombie.
Not the undead, flesh-eating sort, but the cocktail variety, brought to life in the '30s by Donn Beach at his Hollywood restaurant Don ... More >>
Bon Appétit magazine has come up with the foodie answer to the weekend music festival: a monster 3-day tour of restaurants, bars, and music venues they're calling the "Grub Crawl." It's debuting in three cities this summer: Brooklyn (natch), New Orleans, and, to our pleasant surprise, Los Angeles. ... 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 >>
Scattered around Los Angeles are restaurants that could be used as examples for teaching kids how to differentiate among objects. "One of these things is not like the others" lessons. Petrillo's on Valley Boulevard in San Gabriel, a solo Italian neighborhood restaurant bobbing up and down in a sea o ... More >>
Blue Cow, the latest project from an expanded team behind the string of Mendocino Farms sandwich shops, opened Feb. 13, bringing a brimming kitchen agenda to California Plaza. Leave it to a restaurant that comes bundled with a suite of sustainable/locavore/farm-to-table values, and an interior full ... More >>
Plan Check, the newest entrant to Sawtelle's buzzing restaurant row, will open Feb. 22. The upper-midscale gastropubby restaurant features chef Ernesto Uchimura (Umami Burger) behind the stoves and mixologists Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix (La Descarga, Harvard & Stone, Black Market) behind the bar - ... More >>
LA Wad/FlickrMendocino Farms Mascot inspired the new concept
Mendocino Farms is known for its quirky sandwiches -- the one that first got us was an addictive combo of duck confit with duck-skin cracklins -- and its approachable farm-to-table lunch fare at its three locations (two downtown and ... More >>
Caroline on CrackBack bar was formerly the unused kitchen of the old Stone Bar.
Harvard & Stone, the new East Hollywood watering hole from Mark and Johnny Houston -- the duo behind destination drink spot La Descarga -- promises to be the neighborhood bar East Hollywood/Los Feliz has been wait ... More >>
Crown Publishing GroupDan Dunn's Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy HourPlayboy's nightlife and liquor columnist Dan "The Imbiber" Dunn's new book, Living Loaded: Tales of Sex, Salvation and the Pursuit of the Never-Ending Happy Hour, isn't just ... 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 >>
The Hungry Cat is L.A.'s accidental meeting place. Every time you step foot inside you'll find friends, family, people you've passed in the night and hoped to see again... I can't put my finger on how or why it happens, suffice to say, it's a bright and shining spot in a decidedly weird mall-like ar ... More >>