Tag Archive: Jason Schiffer

White Russians in L.A. To Celebrate 15 Years of The Dude Abiding

Cole's White Russian by Caroline on Crack

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of The Big Lebowski today (I feel so old), I thought I’d share some of my favorite White Russians available in L.A. Now, I was never a hard-core fan of the movie featuring everyone’s favorite bathrobed anti-hero but count me the number-one fan of this creamy, coffee concoction. In…

LA Weekend Events August 18 to August 20: Tiki Throwdown, Cemetery Summer Camp, Pigs & Brew

Tiki cocktails by Jennifer Pardilla

Wait. What do you mean it’s almost September? NOOOOOOOOOOO! Saturday, August 18 Cinespia Summer Camp: Movies From Dusk til Dawn Ever do this before: spend all night in a cemetery? Well this will be a fun dare as Cinespia hosts an all-night film fest featuring summer camp-themed movies — Wet Hot American Summer, Sleepaway Camp…

This Weekend: Golden Road Beer Dinner, Princess Bride Cocktails, Shake Your Cachacas

CopterCat is here to rescue your weekend! Thursday, June 14 Golden Road Brewing Beer Dinner at Tin Roof Bistro A great way to enjoy your favorite beers is while paired with some tasty vittles. Golden Road Brew and Tin Roof Bistro are joining forces to host a beer dinner where GRB’s brews will be paired…

Cocktail Social Calendar: Sangrita Kickoff Party at Neat, Guest Tiki Series at Spare Room, Mirabelle $2 Cocktail

Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

Usually I save events for my weekend roundups but these cocktail events take place this week, starting tonight! Tonight 5-7pm: Boozeday Tuesday Kicks Off at Ford’s Filling Station Mixologist Joel Black (Comme Ca, Three Clubs) has taken over the cocktail program at this Culver City gastropub and is bringing the booze. Every week, starting tonight,…

Dear Caroline on Crack: Bar for Underage Drinking?

Hi Caroline! Me (mom) and my daughter (19-year-old college student) are taking a trip over her spring break to L.A. and then down to San Diego. We are fairly conservative but adventurous and love to have fun (people watch, music, good food and a good cocktail [me only of course] daughter would have a Shirley…

Blog Bite: Best White Russian Cocktail at 320 Main

When I first started drinking booze, my first favorite cocktail was the White Russian. Creamy, sweet and coffee-flavored, it was the perfect entry-level drink for someone with a sweettooth who was big into coffee. It was the first cocktail that made me feel like a grownup, like I knew what I was doing ordering a…

This Weekend: Beck at the Bowl, Coney Island Wine Pairing, Creaky Tiki

Thursday, August 25 Locals’ Hour at Playa Learn from one of the best in the cocktail biz, Angeleno Magazine’s “Best New Mixologist” Julian Cox. He’ll teach you some of his trade secrets for you to try at your own cocktail parties. Best part is that the class is free and you can imbibe the lesson…

This Weekend: Tiki Throwdown, Vegan Beer Fest, Cocktail Paired Drago Dinner

Europe was great but it’s so awesome to be back in LA. And all these drink-focused events this weekend make me extra happy to be back. Booze and pancakes, cocktail-paired dinner, tiki cocktails? Yes please! Friday, June 24 Pancake and Booze Art Show Underground art show featuring 75 artists, live music, body painting and free…

This Weekend: Tiki Holiday, 1886 Westside, Tim Burton Speaks

What a glorious weekend it’s going to be! Not only is it a holiday but it’s the last weekend before my European vacation! Woot! By the way, don’t forget: my Spare Room Taste of the Nation LA bowling party is tonight and I’m still collecting entries for my Bruery craft beer fest giveaway! Thursday, May…

Blog Bite: 320 Main's Dirty Ground

While celebrating my bf’s bday at 320 Main in Seal Beach the other night, owner/mixologist Jason Schiffer told me that he created this new cocktail called the Dirty Ground. He basically described it as a chocolate martini for the cocktail curious as well as the cocktail savvy. “When people came in and wanted chocolate martinis,…