Monthly Archives: December 2006

Alternatives to Drunk Driving on New Year's Eve

On the biggest drinking night of the year when even the light drinkers may tipple in too much champagne, it’s just smart to have a backup to your backup designated driver. Because, come on, it’s the new year and everyone is going to celebrate till they just can’t celebrate no mo. Just make sure you…

Pinkberry: The Skinny Person's Not-So-Secret Dessert

This past summer on one of those beautifully hot days (remember those? le sigh), me and my bro, a WeHo inhabitant, wanted to get a cold & tasty treat so he decided to take me to Pinkberry, a yogurt shop in his hood. But when we got there there was a long-ass line of Pinkberry…

Ultimate Hair of the Dog: All Night Happy Hour

After the biggest celebration of the year, no doubt you’ll be suffering from the biggest hangover of the year. Fortunately, Downtown LA’s Golden Gopher has the cure for what ails you: an all night happy hour on January 1st! So thoughtful! From 5pm to 2am, the Gopher will serve up $4 well cocktails, $3 PBRs…

Countdown Seating for Two: New Year's Eve Dinners

Flickr Shot by JToddM New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and you and your honey are getting pressed for time on what to do to celebrate. ‘Cept you two don’t want anything too crazy like having to count down in the middle of a mob at Giant Maximus or Gridlock. Perhaps a six-course…

Bigfoot Lodge's Merry Oke for Christmas Orphans

Stranded in L.A. during Christmas because your immediate family is an unaffordable plane ticket away? Consider yourself the lucky one because 1) you don’t have to deal with the horror that is holiday travel and 2) you can spend the 25th nursing a luscious Toasted Marshmallow while singing your favorite Xmas songs with other orphaned…

Places-I'll-Never-Show-My-Face-in-Again Twins Up for Grabs

Remember them? Months ago I wrote about how Shutterfly sent the wrong picture to my mom for Mother’s Day. Instead of an old family portrait she got a 16×20 portrait of unknown twin babies taking a bath. Well, I have been trying to get my hands on this odd canvas picture ever since then but…

Make Your Christmas Day with Bullitt & Dirty Harry

You want to kill someone, don’t you? You probably had it up to here with those dysfunctional family gettogethers and stressful holiday shopping mob scenes where you could only scream inside your head. Take out that frustration by taking in a double feature of bad-ass cops beating up and blasting away some bad guys who…

My Xmas Present to You: Stress-Free Mall Parking

I hate mall parking garages. They’re so claustrophobic and trafficky, made even worse during the holidays by angry, angry last-minute holiday shoppers. (Relax, people, it’s Christmas!) So last night as I battled with said holiday shoppers in a crowded Target parking lot for one measly spot to open up, I thought about how fortunate I…

Cocktail Review: Holy Water at Saints & Sinners

When I first sampled Saints & Sinners’ cocktail list during their launch party, I skipped over their Holy Water cocktail ($10), a lethal martini made up of both premium gin (Tanqueray) and vodka (Ketel One, I think). Back then, I was still into the sweet drinks and that just sounded unappetizing. But the other night…

New Year's Eve 2007: Chaos, Crowds and Carmen

This year, no crazy New Year’s Eve parties for me. Nope this time I decided an intimate NYE affair at my place was the way I wanted to start off 2007. But I know there are a lot of Angelenos out there who want the chaos and huge crowds to make their NYE memorable. For…