Tag Archive: Drago Centro

Coravin Is Changing Wine Lists in Los Angeles

Greg Lambrecht demos Coravin by Caroline on Crack

When I first heard about wine accessing device Coravin, which first hit the wine world last year and already won an award, I thought my prayers were answered. A tool that allows you to access wine without removing the cork? Magic! As a newbie wino it was just the invention I needed to break me…

Drago Centro’s New Spring Cocktails by New Guy Kyle Ackley

Drago Centro's The Diplomat by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to the bartender shuffle to make you fall in love with a mixologist and their cocktails at your new favorite bar, just to have them disappear on you. Well, Jaymee Mandeville, the creator of cocktail favorites like the Night and the City and the American Cherub, has left Drago Centro for the bright…

How To Celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day in LA

Drago Centro's Soul of Mayahuel by Caroline on Crack

LA has been suffering from a long bout of chilly temperatures. I don’t care if it IS supposed to be winter, I was so over it! And then, wouldn’t you know it, just as soon as it’s finally National Hot Buttered Rum Day again, we get the high 70s. But don’t let that stop you…

Drago Centro’s Winter Cocktail Menu Debuts for $8

Coquettish Angel by Caroline on Crack

Tonight Drago Centro will debut bartender Jaymee Mandeville’s new winter cocktail menu. The 10 new drinks, which normally run $12 each, will be on special for the night for $8 each. And these aren’t the winter cocktails you’d expect. Nothing heavy or rich, and there’s only one hot cocktail. “In California, it’s not 30 degrees…

Summer Cocktails: Boozy Ways To Cool Down in LA

Sadie's Alcoholic Floats by Caroline on Crack

Nothing says summer like cooling off with a tasty boozy beverage on a warm, sunny day or sultry night. Thankfully, L.A. cocktail bars have come up with a slew of succulent solutions for you, involving cocktail ice cream bars, alcoholic floats and even a little Hanky Panky. Here’s a roundup of the tastiest summer cocktails…

Tonight: Drago Centro Debuts Summer Cocktail Menu for $8

American Cherub summer cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Tonight at downtown’s Drago Centro restaurant, bar manager/mixologist Jaymee Mandeville will unveil her all-new summer cocktails for only $8 each. That’s right, for one night only, boozers on a budget can enjoy the nine new cocktails at a price that’s unusually low for downtown. Normally the “Nuovi Classici” (New Classics) and “Classici” (Classic) cocktails here…

Drago Centro’s Spring Cocktail Menu: Smoky Negroni, Tomato-less Bloody Mary, Floral Vesper

Drago Centro's Jaymee Mandeville by Caroline on Crack

The new Drago Centro spring cocktail menu created by bar manager/mixologist Jaymee Mandeville takes the downtown Italian restaurant’s cocktail program in a new direction. Namely, away from former beverage director Michael Shearin’s sweettooth. After Shearin’s departure, Jaymee was free to explore savory and bitter ingredients, and in turn has created something for every palate. Looking…

Gold Standard 2011: Eating Spree at the Petersen Museum

Those first 30 minutes at LA Weekly‘s Gold Standard 2011 yesterday was an eating spree. Yes, I only had half an hour — afforded to me by a media pass — to take pictures and eat and drink as much as I could of the 40 or so food vendors at Jonathan Gold’s annual food…

Drago Centro Debuts New Winter Cocktail Menu

Los Angeles may be over those lame below-75-degree temperatures but Drago Centro downtown has just debuted its new winter cocktail menu created by Drago Centro’s beverage director Michael Shearin and head bartender Jaymee Mandeville. It features some hits like the comforting hot buttered rummy January Jones and some misses like the mouthwash-green Watcher in the…

This Weekend: Manila Machine Wine Pairing, La Descarga Feast, $8 Drago Cocktails

Hipster Shore – watch more funny videos   Another gorgeous weekend. What have you got planned? Thursday, January 20 Buy Tickets for Moveable Feast at La Descarga This amazing-sounding food event isn’t til January 30 but figured I’d give you a heads-up now before it sells out since there is limited space. There will be…