Tag Archive: bourbon

Maker’s Mark Bourbon-Paired Dinner: Making Peace With Red Medicine and Whiskey

Earlier this week, I was invited to a lavish hosted bourbon-paired dinner by Maker’s Mark at modern Vietnamese restaurant Red Medicine in Beverly Hills. Two reasons why I couldn’t turn this down even after my self-imposed whiskey hiatus (following an over-indulgent night with Elijah Craig) and that scandal last year involving the ousting and outing…

Launch of Bigfoot Lodge West’s New 80-Whiskey List

This Saturday, Bigfoot Lodge West in Culver City/Palms is launching a brand-new cocktail menu and whiskey list. “But didn’t they just open? What’s with a new list already?” you may ask, and yes they opened just over a year ago. But this new whiskey list boasts to have “the biggest small batch bourbon selection and…

This Weekend: A Boozy, Barbecue-Filled Memorial Day Weekend

Sure, it may not feel like it with this dreary weather but summer is here! Yay for three-day weekends! Especially three-day weekends with booze and barbecue! Oh, and of course it’s also the opening weekend of Sex and the City 2! Thursday, May 27 Checkers Four at Four: $5 Buffalo Trace Cocktails Mmm, so good…

Q&A With Bobby Green, Co-Owner of The Thirsty Crow

Last week Silver Lake’s newest bourbon bar, The Thirsty Crow, opened its doors to a neighborhood eager to say good-bye to former occupant, Stinkers Truck Stop. Now, in the place of steaming skunk butts there are antique wall sconces, beer cans are cleared away for a bourbon barrel and the trucker-themed cocktails like the Diesel…

This Weekend: 25-Cent Tequila Bar, Free Mixology Class, Maker's Mark Dinner

Happy Tax Day. It ain’t so bad, especially if you already filed, right? Plus there are ample food discounts and drink specials abound. Check here and here for deals at Copa d’Oro, The Tar Pit and Bigfoot Lodge West. Yay, cheap drinks! Anyhoo, here’s what’s going down this weekend. Thursday, April 15 Coachella Weekend Kick-Off…

This Weekend: Wonderland High Tea, Bourbon Night, Young Directors

I’m outtie again this weekend. Yet another 24 Hours of Lemons race I gotta go to. This one up in Sonoma. Sucks considering there are all these fun things going on in L.A. Anyway, have fun. Friday, March 5 CorkBar 1-Year Anniversary Downtown wine bar celebrates its one-year anniversary with a special Founder’s Flight ($18)…

Blog Bite: $4 Buffalo Trace, $5 Sazerac Rye at Bigfoot Lodge West

Stopped by the Bigfoot Lodge West for my friend Shelley’s celebratory cocktail hour. We’re celebrating her getting into UCLA med school. She had confused this Bigfoot with the Atwater one which has a happy hour. This one doesn’t but fortunately on Monday nights it IS whiskey lover night. Meaning we have our choice of a…

Getting a Buzz From BonBonBar's Bourbon Bar

When I first heard about BonBonBar’s bourbon bar, I just knew it was made especially for the likes of me, a sweet tooth with a penchant for booze. George T. Stagg 141-proof bourbon ganache with caramel and dark chocolate? Are you kidding me? So naturally I had to order it asap. Sure, it was $15…

Top 10 Favorite Cocktails of 2009

As another year ends, I’m left to reflect on this year’s many cocktail adventures (see my map of Fave LA Bars of 2009). Much to my joy, many new cool bars opened up in 2009 and most were instant favorites like Copa d’Oro, Roger Room and the Tar Pit. And I’ve sampled many a cocktail…