Tag Archive: Jaymee Mandeville

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…

Drago Centro’s New Spring Cocktails by New Guy Kyle Ackley

Drago Centro's The Diplomat by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to the bartender shuffle to make you fall in love with a mixologist and their cocktails at your new favorite bar, just to have them disappear on you. Well, Jaymee Mandeville, the creator of cocktail favorites like the Night and the City and the American Cherub, has left Drago Centro for the bright…

Drago Centro’s Winter Cocktail Menu Debuts for $8

Coquettish Angel by Caroline on Crack

Tonight Drago Centro will debut bartender Jaymee Mandeville’s new winter cocktail menu. The 10 new drinks, which normally run $12 each, will be on special for the night for $8 each. And these aren’t the winter cocktails you’d expect. Nothing heavy or rich, and there’s only one hot cocktail. “In California, it’s not 30 degrees…

Save New York Bars: Harvard & Stone’s Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Event

PKNY by Caroline on Crack

Because of Hurricane Sandy last month New Yorkers are still trying to pick up the pieces, including helping local bars get back up and running again. If you can’t imagine living one night without your favorite watering hole you can imagine how much they’re hurting. Fortunately even though we’re on the Left Coast we can…

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…

Marcos Tello’s Winning Cocktail Recipes From Taste LA Cocktail Confidential 2012 Mixoff

Jaymee Mandeville, Damian Windsor, Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

This past Saturday at The Taste LA Cocktail Confidential 2012, six of L.A.’s top bartenders brawled on stage. Only one of them could limp away winner of this cocktail competition judged by the very discerning palates of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt, master bartender Julian Cox and award-winning food writer Jonathan Gold. OK, actually…

LA’s Top Bartenders Compete at The Taste LA Cocktail Confidential’s Mixology Contest This Saturday

Damian Windsor by Caroline on Crack

If you lovvve drinking you’ve probably already bought your ticket for Los Angeles Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential this Saturday, part of the weekend-long multi-event food fest on the Paramount Studios lot. And if you haven’t yet, you better get on that. Hosted by ubiquitous bartender Julian Cox (Rivera, Playa, Picca, Short Order) and LA…

What You’ll Be Drinking at Saturday’s LuckyRice Night Market LA

Drago Centro's Jaymee Mandeville by Caroline on Crack

This Saturday, Chef Sang Yoon of Lukshon and Father’s Office is hosting LuckyRice Night Market LA, the Los Angeles version of a New York City-based festival which celebrates Asian culinary culture. Culver City’s HD Buttercup in the Helms Bakery Building will be transformed into a traditional Asian night market complete with pagodas. Sure, our city…

Summer Cocktails: Boozy Ways To Cool Down in LA

Sadie's Alcoholic Floats by Caroline on Crack

Nothing says summer like cooling off with a tasty boozy beverage on a warm, sunny day or sultry night. Thankfully, L.A. cocktail bars have come up with a slew of succulent solutions for you, involving cocktail ice cream bars, alcoholic floats and even a little Hanky Panky. Here’s a roundup of the tastiest summer cocktails…

Tonight: Drago Centro Debuts Summer Cocktail Menu for $8

American Cherub summer cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Tonight at downtown’s Drago Centro restaurant, bar manager/mixologist Jaymee Mandeville will unveil her all-new summer cocktails for only $8 each. That’s right, for one night only, boozers on a budget can enjoy the nine new cocktails at a price that’s unusually low for downtown. Normally the “Nuovi Classici” (New Classics) and “Classici” (Classic) cocktails here…