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Marcos Tello’s Winning Cocktail Recipes From Taste LA Cocktail Confidential 2012 Mixoff

Jaymee Mandeville, Damian Windsor, Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

This past Saturday at The Taste LA Cocktail Confidential 2012, six of L.A.’s top bartenders brawled on stage. Only one of them could limp away winner of this cocktail competition judged by the very discerning palates of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt, master bartender Julian Cox and award-winning food writer Jonathan Gold. OK, actually…

LA’s Top Bartenders Compete at The Taste LA Cocktail Confidential’s Mixology Contest This Saturday

Damian Windsor by Caroline on Crack

If you lovvve drinking you’ve probably already bought your ticket for Los Angeles Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential this Saturday, part of the weekend-long multi-event food fest on the Paramount Studios lot. And if you haven’t yet, you better get on that. Hosted by ubiquitous bartender Julian Cox (Rivera, Playa, Picca, Short Order) and LA…

This Weekend: Evil Dead and Beer, Boozing for Charity, Caviar Party for the 1 Percent

Thursday, November 10 Pint Night and Evil Dead Double Feature at Naja’s Place Has any other such combination of words sounded more magical? Not only will Redondo Beach’s beer haven screen two of the best horror movies (so fun to watch with a group) but it’ll also debut a specialty beer from Smog City Brewing….

Announcing Table 20's Finalists for LA's Best Bartender Competition

May I present the best of the best in L.A. bartending: the finalists for Table 20’s LA’s Best Bartender Competition: Joe Brooke, Next Door Lounge – People’s Choice Justin Pike, Tasting Kitchen – Judges’ Selection Brian Summer, Harvard & Stone – Karlsson’s Cocktail Challenge Winner Devon Tarby, The Varnish – Judges’ Selection Daniel Zacharczuk, Bar…

Vote Now: Who's the Best Bartender in All of LA?

Mark this down on your social calendar, cocktail fans: On October 9, the L.A. cocktail community will be celebrating Table 20’s 2nd Annual L.A.’s Best Bartender as nominated by you and ultimately voted on by an esteemed panel of judges the night of the event. At Downtown’s Elevate Lounge, guests will be treated to boozy…

Who Makes the Best Mai Tai in All of LA?

Aidan Demarest’s mark on the L.A. cocktail scene is as the ringmaster. He’s run some of the hottest bars in Los Angeles like Schmeven Schmand and The Edison, helped build the cocktail programs of Pasadena’s 1886 and Hollywood’s Spare Room, thrown together must-do cocktail events like guest mixologist bar nights — Radio Room and Red…

Los Angeles Magazine’s Hawaii Mai Tai Mixoff

We’ve still got a long way to go for some consistently warm weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your Mai Tai drinking early. Lucky for you, there’s an opportunity to not only vote for your favorite LA bartender’s Mai Tai recipe but also win a trip to Hawaii, Land of Infinite Mai Tais!…

2010 DonQ Holiday Mixoff at Esquire House

Five of L.A.’s top bartenders, an $18.9-million home in the Doheny Estates and a party full of willing drinkers. Such was the DonQ Holiday Mixoff at the ultimate bachelor pad, the 9,000-square-foot 2010 Esquire House, a house party venue created by the magazine featuring 11 lustworthy rooms dripping with brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and Hugo…

Domaine de Canton Cocktail Competition at First & Hope

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to be one of the judges at the Domaine de Canton cocktail competition held at downtown’s First & Hope Supper Club. I know. Squeeee! Along with renowned mixologist Alex Day (formerly of Death & Co., now cocktail consultant with Proprietors, LLC), Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn and…

Ortega 120's Amateur Tequila Mixology Competition

It’s always easier to be a critic than a creator, right? That’s why anyone who enters Ortega 120’s Toma Tequila Mixology Contest will get my respect. This contest isn’t for pro bartenders or mixologists but rather amateurs, undiscovered talents, aspiring mixologists, which should make you feel better. Come on, I bet you have some yummy…