Tag Archive: Hollywood

Fuku Burger LA’s Chef Mags on How To Do a Fuku Bomb

Fukuburger Fuku Bomb by Caroline on Crack

How hard could it be to do a Fuku Bomb, you ask? Fuku Burger‘s sake bomb is demonstrated here by the Asian burger joint’s own Chef Robert “Mags” Magsalin. The new Asian fusion burger joint, a takeoff on the uber popular food truck in Las Vegas, just opened up shop on Cahuenga Boulevard and is…

Last Night at Firestone Walker’s Deconstructed LA Debuts XV Anniversary Ale With Culinary Flair

Firestone Walker event by Caroline on Crack

Firestone Walker Deconstructed LA had one of the most brilliant themes for a beer paired food event ev-uh! Take the eight beers that comprised its XV 15th Anniversary Ale and pair them with food by Homebrew Chef, Sean Z. Paxton, a culinarian well-known for cooking and pairing with craft beer. Genius! This had to be…

Tonight at the Spare Room: Audrey Saunders’ Return to L.A. + New Fall Cocktail Menu

Spare Room's Naomi Schimek by Caroline on Crack

Audrey Saunders, famed mixmaster from New York’s Pegu Club who kickstarted the modern mixology movement, has returned to L.A. at least for tonight. She left La Brea’s Tar Pit last year but is going to be in Hollywood to celebrate Naomi Schimek’s new role as director of beverages at the Spare Room! Audrey, who won…

La Descarga’s Fall Cocktail Menu Debuts: Ghost Salt, Tamarind Syrup & 100 Bottles of Rum

It’s always a sultry night in La Descarga no matter what the thermostat says outside of the Hollywood rum bar. And yet, the Cuban-themed venue has debuted a new fall cocktail menu this week. Unlike usual seasonal cocktail menus at other cocktail bars, this one doesn’t really pay any mind to which ingredients are in…

Blog Bite: Lobster Mac & Cheese & $4 Pint Night at Blue Palms Brewhouse

Blue Palms Brewhouse Lobster Mac n Cheese by Caroline on Crack

You’ve had a tough day and you really want to treat yourself to make it all better. Best way to indulge? Chow down on the decadent lobster mac and cheese at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Yup, this craft beer bar not only features 24 awesome beers on tap at any given time but it…

Giveaway: Tickets to Exclusive Hollywood Roosevelt Pool Party + Hangover Cocktails

Our L.A. bartenders are back from Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and boy, are they beat. Lots of cocktailing, partying, schmoozing, debauchery…and cocktailing in humid, high temperatures. Fortunately, Aidan Demarest of Hollywood Roosevelt’s Spare Room knows just how to cure what ails them. Next Tuesday the 30th, he’s throwing an exclusive pool party…

The Bartender Next Door: Joseph Brooke at Hollywood’s New Next Door Lounge

Next Door Lounge Joe Brooke by Caroline on Crack

I first remembered barman Joseph Brooke’s name when he worked with Vincenzo Marianella at Copa d’Oro in 2009. I had seen him around before but since I’m horrible with names I couldn’t remember his. One night at Copa he had just finished telling me about how he was competing on this new reality show, On…

Those Summer Nights at The Spare Room: Food, Drink and Bowling Deals on Wednesdays

Save on your electricity bill this summer by spending your Wednesday nights at The Spare Room, Hollywood Roosevelt’s swank cocktail bar/bowling alley. Every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm, have them foot the A/C bill while you spend your savings on food, drink and fun deals. Nosh on $5 mini lobster rolls while tossing back $3…

5 Reasons To Hit Up Tomorrow's Taste of the Nation LA Spare Room Bowling Party

As if you needed them! Five reasons to hit up tomorrow night’s Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation LA benefit bowling party in Hollywood. 1) For $50 you can bowl for an hour (sporting those oh-so luxurious Esquival shoe rentals), partake of cocktail punches (see below), dance to a dj, nosh on passed appetizers and…

A Few of My Favorite Things at Wood & Vine

Wood & Vine is one of my favorite places to dine whenever I’m in Hollywood to catch a movie at the ArcLight or kill some time before Hemingway’s Lounge opens up. It’s a gorgeous venue with a beautiful bar that greets you at the front of the house, followed by a second level for dining…