Tag Archive: Garrett McKechnie

Last Night: LA Athletic Club’s Invention Grand Opening Party

LAAC Invention bartenders by Caroline on Crack

Last night, the members-only L.A. Athletic Club finally debuted its new third floor bar, Invention. For a century it was just a nameless bar that served booze to the LAAC members but as the cocktail scene emerged and grew in downtown L.A. that bar seemed more and more inadequate. People wanted to drink something good…

A Closer Look at Feed Body + Soul’s Organic Cocktail Program

Persimmon caipirinha organic cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to Venice to have a bar/restaurant with an organic cocktail program. But not only are the drinks organic but they don’t have any refined sugars. Those healthnutty Venice Beachians! It’s true, new restaurant Feed Body + Soul won the liquor license lottery so had to find a way to create a liquor program…

1886 Bar’s New Summer Cocktails: Smokey Margarita, Boozy Popsicle, Tranquilizer

1886 Bar's La Brigada by Caroline on Crack

Nowadays, everyone’s coming up with seasonal cocktail menus. Basically using it as a platform for showcasing the freshest ingredients of the season. But leave it to the Raymond‘s 1886 bar team, headed by barman Garrett Mckechnie, to create a summer cocktail menu that not only features California strawberries and tropical fruit but that actually evokes…

Bow and Truss in NoHo: High-End Cocktails at Valley Prices

Bow & Truss' Sherry Cobbler by Caroline on Crack

NoHo Arts District neighborhoodies are benefiting from the boredom of Liquid Assets cocktail consultants Aidan Demarest and Marcos Tello. At the new Bow and Truss restaurant, which just opened this week on Magnolia Boulevard, the pair thought outside the box for the cocktail program. After doing eight bars in five years, which include The Raymond…