Tag Archive: David Kaplan

Winners of Last Night’s Carpano Antica Formula Video Awards

Award show crowd from the podium by Caroline on Crack

The inaugural Carpano Antica Formula Video Awards, an award show featuring Fernet Branca and Carpano Antica-highlighted videos by bartenders, were last night. With six categories and 37 videos to cover in two hours, the show was a bit of a booze-infused but PG-13 whirlwind in spite of emcee Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn manning the helm….

Demi Monde New York Debuts Tonight + Opening Party Report

Photo courtesy of Demi Monde

Proprietors LLC‘s Alex Day and David Kaplan (along with Death & Co. owner David Blatt) have done it again with their new Demi Monde cocktail bar, a unique venue that will not only showcase their well-crafted cocktails and fabulous sense of style and bar ingenuity but this coming summer it’ll also be the new brick-and-mortar…

Umamicatessen’s Back Bar: Cocktail Slushees, Cocktail Umami Pairings, Secret Shoppers


Four restaurants, one coffee shop (Spring for Coffee*), one bar under one roof. That’s the new Umamicatessen spot which just soft opened in Downtown this past weekend. But what may be regarded as foodie heaven for some –what with its one-stop eating of Umami Burger, Pigg (pork-focused eatery by SF chef Chris Cosentino),  & a…

Cocktail Destination Picks From dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week

Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week starts next week January 22. Have you made your reservations yet? In its 5th year, the annual food event has over 300 restaurants participating so lots of great places to choose from. And because of that it can be a bit overwhelming. But I figured I’d try and help by…

This Weekend: New Cocktail Menus Abound, Wine Riot, Boozy Hunt

Sorry, Eastsiders. I don’t know how but this turned into a primarily Westside weekend roundup. Is it enough to get you to finally come to our side of town? Thursday, March 24 New Cocktail Menu by Death & Co Guys at Rosa Mexicano Alex Day and David Kaplan of Proprietors LLC and formerly of Death…

Death & Co's Alex Day and David Kaplan Bring Their Cocktails Downtown

You read right. Renowned mixologist Alex Day had teamed up with David Kaplan, co-owner of Death & Co in New York, to form their own hospitality consultation company, Proprietors LLC. And the two took over the operations of Bar & Kitchen in O Hotel downtown back in October. And apparently this was all on the…