Tag Archive: happy hour

Tonight: NYC Barman Sam Ross Guest Bartends at The Varnish

Sam Ross by Caroline on Crack

For one night only, New York barman Sam Ross (Milk & Honey, Atta Boy, Comme Ca) will be behind the stick at The Varnish Downtown! If you haven’t yet seen Sam work his magic, you should stop by as it is a sight to behold. It’s cocktail ballet! Great form. Plus he always does it…

Los Angeles Magazine’s Social Hour at Cliff’s Edge

Los Angeles Magazine Social Hour

Come party with me and Los Angeles Magazine Dining Editor Lesley Bargar Suter next Wednesday at Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake for the first of many of the publication’s “Social Hour” parties. One of my favorite bartenders, Matthew Biancaniello, will not only be doing up his special and unique cocktails (including a Filipino one), but…

5 Fancypants Happy Hours: Comme Ca to Spago on the Cheap

AOC's happy hour cocktail by Caroline on Crack

There comes a moment in a drinker’s life when happy hour loses its appeal, when you’d rather pay full price for a well-made cocktail than $5 for a joyless one. That’s where I am. But recently it seems lots of high-end joints are coming to the dark discounted side, offering their fancy, quality drinks and…

New Veg Happy Hour Specials Launch at Street Tomorrow

Vegetarian-friendly Kaya Toast courtesy of Susan Feniger's Street

Since I’m pretty picky with my cocktails, happy hours never really do it for me. I’d rather pay a little extra for a drink made well than a watered-down happy hour version. And now that I’m a chegan (cheating vegan), well, forget about bar food in general. Fortunately Susan Feniger’s Street is launching brand-new vegetarian…

Vote Once, Drink Plenty: Election Day Drink Specials in LA

Election Gold Drink Stirrers on Etsy

This Tuesday there are several bars in L.A. offering Election Day drink specials, especially when you come in sporting your shiny new “I Voted” sticker. Plus many will be showing the election returns on their large flat screens. What better way to spend this evening which will no doubt be a nail biter? There’s something…

Everything I Drank This Week: From Lardo-Washed Bourbon to Barrel-Aged Brooklyn

Beer, bourbon & bacon cocktail by Caroline on Crack

My liver sorta took a little break this week as the drinking was lighter than it usually is considering I didn’t have any events to go to. But I did still manage to get some good hits in, from fall-inspired sweet potato cocktails to barrel-aged classics. And surprisingly it seems that bacon-washed bourbons are making…

LA Weekend Events November 1 to 5: Beer Yoga, Beer Shaving Party, 2-Brewery Beer Dinner

Happy Movember! by Caroline on Crack

Hope you’re recovering nicely from last night’s Halloween shenanigans. Day of the Dead indeed. In any case, found lots of weird LA weekend events for this roundup. Thursday, November 1 Mo-Chica Launches 30/30 Happy Half-Hour for November Yeah, this is kinda of weird. Not really a full hour of happy but for 30 minutes from…

LA Weekend Events October 18 to October 22: Cheap Comme Ca Cocktails, Fanciest Chess Match

Hollis Bulleit sporting her fab headdress by Caroline on Crack

Is it still summer or is it now fall? With this crazy weather, who can tell? In any case, this weekend is going to be jampacked with lots of yum times for indoors and outdoors. Too bad I’ll be out of town for Portland Cocktail Week! Well, have fun holding down the fort with these…

Italy It Out: Sotto’s New Fall Cocktails Debut Tonight

Fly by Night cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Sotto Restaurant in West L.A. debuts a brand-new fall cocktail menu tonight. From 8pm to 11pm, the new cocktails will be specially priced at $9; regularly they’re $12. Unlike the menus in the past this one is a more focused, “back to Italian” list and a complete rehaul, meaning they got rid of all the…

The Satellite Happy Hour: Why My Inner 20-Something Likes It

The Satellite Cocktails by Caroline on Crack

The Satellite, formerly (and sort of still) Club Spaceland, in Silver Lake has started up a new cocktail program in its “upstairs” bar, aka “bar a few steps up from its main room.” The new drink night, “Mixology Mondays,” by bartender Amy Rieckelman enlists the help of Drago Centro’s Jaymee Mandeville to create a new…