Tag Archive: Julian Cox

Tomorrow: Playa Rivera’s Last Drink Deals Ever

Playa's Beer and a Ball cocktail by Caroline on Crack

You probably heard by now that after two years restaurant Playa in Mid-City will be hosting its last service tomorrow. Tomorrow! Bill Chait and Chef John Sedlar will close the restaurant and then retool it in the hopes of reopening it all refreshed and new in a few weeks. But tomorrow night, they’re inviting everyone…

Playa Rivera Debuts New Mexi-China Cocktails by Julian Cox and Jeremy Lake

5 Spice Sangrita courtesy of Playa Rivera

Playa cocktail duo Julian Cox and Jeremy Lake teamed up to create “Mexi-China” cocktails to pair with Chef John Sedlar’s new menu which focuses on a fusion of Baja and Cantonese cooking. Said Jeremy Lake of his menu, “Whether it be the fresh, tart juices in the Chinese 5 Spice sangrita…or the bubbly effervescence and…

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…

Halloween Cocktails in LA: Zombie Punch to Sacrificial Chicken

Big Kid Juice Box courtesy of Corner Door

Don’t let this year’s unfortunate placement of Halloween in the middle of a work week (seriously, wtf?) stop you from celebrating your favorite holiday properly, the BOOzy way. Check out these spooky-delicious Halloween cocktails available around town tomorrow only. Cecconi’s and Compartes Chocolatier’s Cocktail Party: Satisfy your craving for bad Halloween candy (mm, fun size…

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…

LA Weekend Events September 27 to 30: Little Tokyo Bar Crawl, $6 Julian Cox Cocktails

Hollywood Bowl by Caroline on Crack

LOTS of things going on this weekend, which kinda sucks cuz I have a feeling L.A. isn’t as scared of this Carmaggedon as the last one. In any case, if you weren’t lucky enough to purchase tickets to L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade or the 4th Annual LA Beer Week Festival before they sold out, here…

LA Weekend Events September 14 to 16: Sassafras Opens, Scotch for Sale, Baja Chef Series

Julian Cox at Rivera by Caroline on Crack

If you like to drink, check out these LA Weekend events. Friday, September 14 Sassafras Bar Opens Gawd, I love the name of this place. The Interwebs have been abuzz about this new Southern-inspired bar from the 1933 Group (Thirsty Crow, Oldfield’s). Barrel-aged cocktails, make-your-own-buck cocktail menu, housemade sasaparillas and live music. Yup, it’s the…

Erik Lund’s Cocktail Program at MessHall Los Feliz: No Club Drinks, No Shortcuts and No Olives

MessHall The Downtime by Caroline on Crack

Some things you won’t find at the cocktail bar in Los Feliz’s new and much–buzzed–about MessHall restaurant: standard martini glasses, olives and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Why? Bar director Erik Lund (formerly of Rivera), who took over the cocktail program from Julian Cox, basically doesn’t want to serve club drinks (martini glasses “look so tacky,”…

Sneak Peek of Rivera’s New Fall Cocktail Menu + Recipes

Rivera's Autumn Sour courtesy of Rivera

Hate to break it to you but despite our perfect, pool-party weather, summer vacation is over. The good news is that we have new fall cocktail menus to look forward to. Case in point, the new fall Rivera cocktail menu by bartender extraordinaire Julian Cox debuts at the downtown restaurant on Wednesday the 12th. And…

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…