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UPDATED: 100 Things To Try in LA Before You Die

100 Things to Try in LA Before You Die Griffith Observatory by Caroline on Crack

Back in 2009 I wrote up my LA bucket list “100 Things To Try in LA Before You Die.” It was a Valentine to the city I’ve called my home for nearly 20 years. It for sure is a personal list made up of activities that I thought would make anyone fall deeper and deeper…

Booze 911: Testing Out the New Drizly Liquor Delivery App

Drizly liquor delivery app by Caroline on Crack

As a promo for the L.A. launch of liquor delivery app Drizly, I was invited to order up some booze through the app. Funny considering I had JUST written a Los Angeles Magazine blog post about such liquor delivery apps that are now becoming available in the city. A lot of the apps are still…

Harlowe Bar: Best 1933 Group Bar Yet?

Harlowe Bar's Chris Amirault by Caroline on Crack

1933 Group’s newest venture Harlowe Bar will open its doors to the public tomorrow and, I gotta say, it promises to be their best bar yet. I had the chance to check out the space all cleaned up and put together for the first time earlier this week at a media preview party and it’s…

How To Do Santa Barbara Wine Tasting in a Few Hours

Santa Barbara Wine and Eric Railsback by Caroline on Crack

Sommelier Eric Railsback loves wine so much that even before he was of legal drinking age he was trying to stock up on Burgundy. Cut to now when he’s 29, and he’s made a name for himself not just in the wine world as a protege of Rajat Parr and one of Food & Wine‘s…

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

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…