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Welcome to Liquid LA: LA Magazine’s New Drink-Focused Blog

Liquid LA: Your guide to drinking in the city photo by Caroline on Crack

Starting today I’m no longer blogging for Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog! Nope. Because now you’ll be able to find my drink posts on the magazine site’s brand-new booze-dedicated blog, Liquid LA! Fitting that it launches on an alcoholiday, no? I’ll be covering the cocktail beat while craft beer guru and fellow LA Mag blogger…

What To Drink at New Skybar LA Pop-Up Sayulita

Sayulita cocktail by Caroline on Crack

The last time I went to Skybar LA at the Mondrian on Sunset Boulevard was during the 2012 Blogger Barhop. And my experience then was…not good, turning me off of that bar, for what I thought was at the time, forever. But this summer the hotel has saw fit to redo not only its communal…

Cigars and Scotch: Which Cigars To Pair With Glenlivet

glenlivetcrop

I’m not a smoker and yet one of my guilty pleasures is having a cigar with a bit of scotch. Something about taking that time to slow down for a small sip and a drag and ruminate over how the flavors intermingle on your tongue that just says, “Ahhh, now THIS is the life. Where…

My Favorite Finds at Artisanal LA Spring 2014

Spoon Me Sweetly's Unicorn Poop at Artisanal LA by Caroline on Crack

Artisanal LA has long been my favorite event for one-stop shopping and discovering new favorite, local artisans. And even though Artisanal LA Spring 2014 was smaller than in the previous year and I couldn’t find my past favorites from that fall 2013 show, like Donut Snob and Phoney Baloney’s vegan bacon, I still managed to wade…

I Drink, Therefore I ‘Gram: Social Media Apps for Drinkers

Social media apps for drinkers by Caroline on Crack

For most people, drinking is a one-activity-at-a-time thing. But for a social media addict, it’s the opportunity to share nearly every aspect of the drinking experience. Minus the smells and tastes of course. A shame. It’s no secret that I have an Instagram addiction. I just want a souvenir of all the beautiful, delicious treats…

Poll: What’s the Most You Spent Dining Solo?

Splurging Solo Photo by Shawna Dawson Beer

When your friends aren’t available or your significant other is out of town, and you’re addicted to quality food and drink, you still crave a nice meal at a sit-down restaurant even if that means dining solo. But for myself I still can’t help but regard such indulgence as the equivalent of drinking or watching…

Sneak Peek: New Cocktails at AOC, Lucques and Tavern

Barman Christiaan Rollich by Caroline on Crack

This week AOC, Lucques and Tavern will debut a slew of cocktails by head barman Christiaan Rollich. Now, I’ve said this before but I really love Christiaan’s work. He’s a natural talent and his unusual housemade ingredients work seamlessly to bring his reinvented classic cocktails to a new level. (For this season’s round of new…

Last Night’s The Taste Finale Screening Party With Chef Ludo Lefebvre at Animal

The Taste's Chef Ludo by Caroline on Crack

Last night, ABC’s reality cooking competition show The Taste aired its Season 2 finale where the best of the best — narrowed down to four chefs Jeff, Lee, Louise and Marina — were pitted against each other one last time, all while mentored by cooking legend Jacques Pepin. I’ve followed both seasons of this show,…

Yay LA! 2014 James Beard Semifinalists Announced

2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Semifinalist: Trois Mec by Caroline on Crack

This morning James Beard announced its 2014 James Beard semifinalists! And like every Angeleno, you know I scanned it to see who from Los Angeles made the cut. Not many surprises here with Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne popping up again. But it’s always nice to see them on there. Spago is on it as…

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles and Couples

Happy Valentine's Day! Photo by Eugene Lee

If you’re like me, big time procrastinator, you still have no idea what you’re going to do tonight. If you really don’t want to stay in with your Ben & Jerry’s or whatever your comfort food is, here are some places you can just show up tonight, single or not, and have a fun Valentine’s…