Tag Archive: DTLA

Villains Tavern's Fall Drink Menu: He Said, She Said Cocktail Review

Last week, Downtown’s Villains Tavern debuted its new fall cocktail menu to some media types. And since I couldn’t go I asked my friend John of Social Domain if he could check it out for me. As I told the PR peeps for Villains, I trust John’s tastebuds. But turned out they said I could…

The Edison's Andrew Meieran Retells Clifton's Cafeteria's History

The other week I was lucky enough to not only score an exclusive interview for LA Weekly’s Squid Ink with Andrew Meieran, owner/designer of The Edison downtown, but a personal tour of all five levels of his newest conquest, the iconic downtown restaurant, Clifton’s Cafeteria. This legendary eatery has occupied that space on Broadway and…

Artisanal LA: The Best $10 You'll Ever Spend

***CONTEST CLOSED*** Nowadays, a ten-spot doesn’t really get you much. Barely pays for a cocktail let alone for parking off Hollywood Boulevard. But at next weekend’s Artisanal LA‘s inaugural fall show — a community shopping, tasting extravaganza — $10 will get you ALL of the following (via Artisanal LA’s Facebook event page): Hosted beverages like…

Drago Centro’s New Fall Cocktail Menu for $8 Today

Downtown’s Drago Centro launches its new fall cocktail menu (created by Beverage Director Michael Shearin and Head Bartender Jaymee Mandeville) tonight. So all night tonight, you get a chance to get first taste for only $8. The cocktails here usually run about $12 each. Here’s the menu with some of my tasting notes as I was…

Menu & Map for Jonathan Gold's Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party Tomorrow

I know I already mentioned this event in my weekend roundup but I just snagged the cocktail/food menu and map for Zocalo Public Square and Jonathan Gold’s 2nd Annual Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party and wanted to share them. (Thanks, Daniel of Thirsty in LA!) If you haven’t bought your tickets yet you can still…

TONIGHT: All-Star Bartenders Night at First & Hope

OK, L.A. you’ve shown you love having all your favorite bartenders in one space, as is proven in the popular guest bartender nights at The Edison’s Radio Room and First & Hope’s Red Rover, Red Rover (both by Tello/Demarest cocktail consultants). So tonight in celebration of the success of these events as well as their…

Blog Bite: Mix & Match Beer and Shot at Villains Tavern

At the new downtown LA Villains Tavern, which opened just last month, it’s not about the cocktails for me, rather it’s all about that groovy outdoor bar where they only serve beer and mix-and-match beer and shots! Yes, if you don’t feel like waiting in line at the indoor bar for a cocktail, just step…

Grey Goose Vodka Dinner at Checkers Downtown

You’ve heard of beer-paired dinners and even Kahlua-paired dinners but rarely the dinner with vodka, I bet. I guess it sounds like it would be too easy. I consider vodka the tofu of the spirits, it can mix with pretty much anything. But at the Grey Goose Vodka dinner at Checkers Downtown this Wednesday, the…

My 5th Blogiversary Party at First & Hope + Cocktail Punch Recipe

If you were a reader of my blog two years ago, no doubt you attended my 3rd blogiversary party at Bar Lubitsch. That was a big ‘un with liquor sponsors and a raffle-like giveaway. Since this year was my 5th, my friends and crackheads were asking if I had planned to do anything that big…

#FF@TheEdisonLA: Win Dinner & Drinks at the Edison Downtown

***CONTEST CLOSED*** I’ve got another special Edison Downtown giveaway for you. More nights of cocktailing and dining! And this one is only for Twitter and Facebook users. Sorry, non social media types. To kick off their #FF@TheEdisonLA summer contest, I’m giving away not just one but TWO prizes this time. The first prize is dinner…