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To Love and Drink in L.A.: Downtown Romantic Getaways With Cocktail Options

Cocktails Downtown by Caroline on Crack

My bf and I will be celebrating a big anniversary this month (woo!) and I figured that instead of just doing a fancy dinner and drinks somewhere booking a romantic getaway in the city we love would be the way to go. So I’ve been looking for romantic hotel packages downtown. Why downtown? Because we…

10 Things I Learned at the 2nd Annual LA Craft Beer Crawl

Beer Chicks at the LA Craft Beer Crawl by Caroline on Crack

Yes, I still wanted to hold a grudge against 213 Downtown for banning me from Schmeven Schmand all those years ago. But there comes a time when a girl has just gotta tell herself, “Oh get over it already.” And when you throw in craft beer, the Beer Chicks, a 7-bar LA craft beer crawl…

2nd Annual LA Derby Dolls Chili Cookoff Winners

I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to judge cocktails and cupcakes contests, which makes sense, right? But this past weekend’s competition took me into completely new territory: the 2nd Annual LA Derby Dolls Chili Cookoff at La Cita downtown. No, the contestants weren’t high-falutin’ chili connoisseurs or accredited chefs but rather friends and fans…

*****CONTEST CLOSED***** Next week’s Radio Room at the Edison Downtown will bring a little bit of Gotham to Los Angeles as Manhattan bar Ward III — an upscale drinking hole known for quality, experimental cocktails — will be featured. The owner and bartenders of Ward III — Michael Neff, Kenneth McCoy and Abdul Tabini —…

DeKuyper Be Gone: A New Cocktail Program at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

I’ve got two bits of good news for you cocktail fans: 1) The very adorable Joseph Brooke, the director of beverages for the Edison, has joined molto bello Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d’Oro in his cocktail consultation business, MyMixology, making them possibly the sexiest cocktailing duo in L.A. And 2) Joe and Vincenzo have revamped…

How To Order a Drink at the Edison's Radio Room, & Last Night's Recap

By 10:45pm, I was done. My friend Dre and I had sat on the same bar stools at the Edison’s uber-packed Radio Room night since 8 but at this point we (read: me) were tired of getting leaned on by drunk girls, projectile flirted over by drunk girls and spilled on by drunk girls as…

Insider Info About Downtown's New First & Hope Supper Club

It’s a mixology musical chairs in L.A. lately what with the shake-up of Audrey Saunders leaving as partner and head of the bar at The Tar Pit and barman Marcos Tello up in the air about taking her place behind the stick*, and Joseph Brooke leaving Copa d’Oro to take over as director of spirits…

The Edison's Radio Room Featuring New Orleans Mixologists

Tomorrow night will be a very special Radio Room at the Edison as the Big Easy comes to downtown L.A. Bartenders Danny Valdez, Ricky Gomez, Kirk Estopinal from Cure of New Orleans and Simon Ford, mixologist and Plymouth Gin brand ambassador, will showcase their cocktailing skills to the benefit of all who attend the Edison’s…

The Edison's Radio Room: Speakeasy Night Goes Big

I usually don’t like to review the same place twice but the Edison‘s monthly Radio Room night has changed so much from its humble speakeasy beginnings in the back room of this downtown underground bar that it was just asking for a follow-up. Yes, now our little baby bar night’s all growns up as it’s…

The Edison's Radio Room Featuring the No. 1 Bartender in the World

This month’s Radio Room at the Edison is just around the corner and check out what goodies you have to look forward to by guest mixologists, Jeffrey Morganthaler of Portland, Oregon, and John Lermayer, Travel and Leisure Magazine‘s No. 1 Bartender in the World. Cocktail Menu of the Evening ($14 each): Allspice Sour: Hudson River…