Tag Archive: LA bucket list

UPDATED: 100 Things To Try in LA Before You Die

100 Things to Try in LA Before You Die Griffith Observatory by Caroline on Crack

Back in 2009 I wrote up my LA bucket list “100 Things To Try in LA Before You Die.” It was a Valentine to the city I’ve called my home for nearly 20 years. It for sure is a personal list made up of activities that I thought would make anyone fall deeper and deeper…

£10 Macallan Bar at the Montage: What and How To Drink for Your First Visit

Macallan 10 Pound Jimmy Mac cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Don’t be intimidated by £10 (10 Pound Macallan Bar), the Beverly Hills Macallan-dedicated bar located in the Montage upstairs from Scarpetta restaurant. Sure, it has fanciness the average drinker can’t fathom like Lalique touches throughout the bar and glassware, the world’s most expensive whiskey ($64,000 for 2 ounces of a Macallan 64 Years Old) tucked in the…

Top 10 Favorite Cocktails of 2010

2010 was another good year for me and drinking. La Descarga and Hemingway’s opened, I gave up booze for a month and then was the judge for many cocktail competitions and even won an award for drinking a lot. But what really made this year awesome was the following cocktails, whether they introduced an innovative…

Copa d’Oro Cocktail Bar in Santa Monica: Pick Your Poison

Copa d'Oro cocktail bar's Rhode Island Red by Caroline on Crack

Grazie, Vincenzo Marianella! For bringing your special brand of cocktailing to the Westside. Because of Vincenzo’s new bar, Copa d’Oro cocktail bar, in Santa Monica, I don’t have to trek all the way across town for one of those fancy cocktails. You know, the ones you find at the Edison or Comme Ca. Vincenzo, noted…

Totoraku: The Secret Beef Restaurant Experience

Totoraku Secret Beef restaurant by Caroline on Crack

Thanks to this blog, I’ve been able to get in places that not many folks may have access to. And out of all these places I have to say that the “secret beef” restaurant in West L.A. not only had the most interesting name (it also goes by Totoraku) but was where I had the…

My Longest Post Ever: The 2008 L.A. Marathon

LA Marathon by Caroline on Crack

After six months of training — aka six months of giving up cocktails on Friday nights, sleeping in on Saturday mornings and even some weekend trips — I was finally ready for my first marathon ever, the 23rd Los Angeles Marathon…or at least as ready as I’d ever be. In the Beginning Marathon morning my…

Nic’s Vodbox: Baby, It’s Cold Inside

Flickr shot by acidmoongfx Serious vodka drinkers, can’t make it all the way to Sweden’s famous Absolut Ice Bar any time soon? You may want to check out Nic’s Restaurant & Martini Lounge (LA bucket list #43). I’m not a big vodka drinker myself but this sounds interesting. The Beverly Hills martini lounge, home of the…