Tag Archive: 320 Main

White Russians in L.A. To Celebrate 15 Years of The Dude Abiding

Cole's White Russian by Caroline on Crack

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of The Big Lebowski today (I feel so old), I thought I’d share some of my favorite White Russians available in L.A. Now, I was never a hard-core fan of the movie featuring everyone’s favorite bathrobed anti-hero but count me the number-one fan of this creamy, coffee concoction. In…

5 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Should Know How To Make

Hinoki & The Bird's Sam Ross and his Manhattan by Caroline on Crack

This past December, my LA Magazine Digest blog editor Randy Clemens threw down a gauntlet: Come up with 10 classic cocktails that every cocktail noob should know how to make at home and write a post for each one including the cocktail recipe and where to get a great example of one in L.A. So…

LA Weekend Events August 18 to August 20: Tiki Throwdown, Cemetery Summer Camp, Pigs & Brew

Tiki cocktails by Jennifer Pardilla

Wait. What do you mean it’s almost September? NOOOOOOOOOOO! Saturday, August 18 Cinespia Summer Camp: Movies From Dusk til Dawn Ever do this before: spend all night in a cemetery? Well this will be a fun dare as Cinespia hosts an all-night film fest featuring summer camp-themed movies — Wet Hot American Summer, Sleepaway Camp…

Dear Caroline on Crack: Bar for Underage Drinking?

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Hi Caroline! Me (mom) and my daughter (19-year-old college student) are taking a trip over her spring break to L.A. and then down to San Diego. We are fairly conservative but adventurous and love to have fun (people watch, music, good food and a good cocktail [me only of course] daughter would have a Shirley…

Blog Bite: Best White Russian Cocktail at 320 Main

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When I first started drinking booze, my first favorite cocktail was the White Russian. Creamy, sweet and coffee-flavored, it was the perfect entry-level drink for someone with a sweettooth who was big into coffee. It was the first cocktail that made me feel like a grownup, like I knew what I was doing ordering a…

Cold Comfort Cocktails: Roundup of Winter Cocktails in L.A.

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Nothing says cozy winter nights like a hot toddy or Irish coffee. But in L.A. thanks to our industrious and highly skilled bartenders, we’ve got so many new favorite winter cocktails to choose from. Will it be 1886’s spicy hot chocolate, Playa’s mescal nog, the Roof on Wilshire’s Earl Grey hot toddy? Here’s the roundup…

This Weekend: Beer Chicks' Oktoberfest and The Big Lebrewski

Thursday, September 22 Wurstkuche Venice Now Open Taking the space of ye old Air Conditioned Supper Club in Venice is the new Westside location of downtown sausage fest Wurstkuche. From the Grubstreet photos, the joint looks like a nice, airy, industrial place to enjoy an exotic sausage and a stein of your favorite German beer….

This Weekend: Beck at the Bowl, Coney Island Wine Pairing, Creaky Tiki

Thursday, August 25 Locals’ Hour at Playa Learn from one of the best in the cocktail biz, Angeleno Magazine’s “Best New Mixologist” Julian Cox. He’ll teach you some of his trade secrets for you to try at your own cocktail parties. Best part is that the class is free and you can imbibe the lesson…

This Weekend: Tiki Holiday, 1886 Westside, Tim Burton Speaks

What a glorious weekend it’s going to be! Not only is it a holiday but it’s the last weekend before my European vacation! Woot! By the way, don’t forget: my Spare Room Taste of the Nation LA bowling party is tonight and I’m still collecting entries for my Bruery craft beer fest giveaway! Thursday, May…

Blog Bite: 320 Main's Dirty Ground

While celebrating my bf’s bday at 320 Main in Seal Beach the other night, owner/mixologist Jason Schiffer told me that he created this new cocktail called the Dirty Ground. He basically described it as a chocolate martini for the cocktail curious as well as the cocktail savvy. “When people came in and wanted chocolate martinis,…