Tag Archive: bars

The Edison's Andrew Meieran Retells Clifton's Cafeteria's History

The other week I was lucky enough to not only score an exclusive interview for LA Weekly’s Squid Ink with Andrew Meieran, owner/designer of The Edison downtown, but a personal tour of all five levels of his newest conquest, the iconic downtown restaurant, Clifton’s Cafeteria. This legendary eatery has occupied that space on Broadway and…

My 8 Favorite Cocktails From My New York Trip

Being a huge fan of the cocktail I amassed a list of bars I wanted to visit during my long weekend in New York. Don’t get me wrong, we have great bars and ample master mixologists in L.A. but New York is where cocktails regained their popularity, especially the classic cocktail. Audrey Saunders (Pegu Club)…

SaMo Suds Showdown: West 4th/Jane vs. 5th Amendment Alehaus

A sample of sound from West 4th/Jane. You may not know it but there are a couple of newish gastropubs that are duking it out in Santa Monica. They themselves probably don’t know about this feud but after visiting both over the weekend, one is already my favorite over the other. In one corner we…

Culver City Happy Hours: Fraiche, Gyenari, Rush Street

I’m always on the hunt for a decent happy hour on the Westside since I can never seem to make it on time for the ones in Hollywood and downtown. So I was giddy to find that Culver City has a wealth of happy hours, well, I found three. The only thing is they all…