Tag Archive: Freddy Smalls

Freddy Smalls’ Cocktails, Take 2: New Bar Guy, New Program

Freddy Smalls cocktail Conejo by Caroline on Crack

It’s no secret that I never really liked the cocktails at Freddy Smalls in West L.A. Overly fussy concoctions which tried too hard without really succeeding in tasting good. Thank goodness for the new bar guy. Johan Stein replaced Dave Fleisher back in February and has stripped down the drink list from a “what the…

Where To Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day: Craft Cocktails & Beer

Short-Order St. Patrick's Day cocktails (Photo by RyanTanaka2013)

If you’re like me and detest green-tinged beer or frat drinks named after a terrorist act (yeah, I’m old), then perhaps you’ll appreciate this roundup of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for some quality boozing. I’m talking craft cocktails, craft beer and beer floats. Just because it’s an alcoholiday doesn’t mean you gotta drink…

Best Brussels Sprouts I’ve Ever Had + Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Best Brussels Sprouts Recipes by Caroline on Crack

My current obsession is brussels sprouts but not the steamed or boiled varieties. No, I specifically LOVE brussels sprout CHIPS. The crisp leaves baked/roasted in an oven are UH-mazing. In fact, the burned-looking ones are the best. Ever since I had a big ol’ bowl of them at Craft in Century City, I could not…

End of the World Party Roundup: We’re All Gonna Die Anyway


I was gonna do a weekend roundup but since it’s supposed to be the end of the world tomorrow (again) according to the media (for the Mayans, it’s just the end of a key phase on the Mayan calendar), why bother? So here’s a bunch of doomsday parties to get your freak on. One. Last. Time….

Thanksgiving Eve Drinking Roundup

Seven Grand by Caroline on Crack

Got the jitters about getting together with the family tomorrow for Thanksgiving? For some, it’s enough to drive you to drink. How about partying it up and having a good time tonight at these Thanksgiving Eve drinking events? For those looking for where to drink on the actual holiday, even though most bars will be…

LA Weekend Events September 22 to 24: Last Cinespia of Season, New Hangover Brunch, Tarfest

The Exorcist at Cinespia

OK, apart from the awesomeness that is 4th Annual LA Beer Week, there ARE other LA weekend events going on. Saturday, September 22 Cinespia Screens The Exorcist at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Online tickets for what is the scariest movie EVER are already sold out but you can still walk up and buy tickets at the…