Tag Archive: LA Weekly

Providence Bartender Zahra Bates' Bruleed Persimmon Holiday Cocktail

My list of the top 10 holiday cocktails in L.A. is up on Squid Ink today and features tasty boozy seasons greetings by some of our town’s best bartenders. And no, there aren’t any peppermint mochaccino martinis here. Rather, these are cocktails that personify the flavors of this time of year: nog, cranberry, butter rum…

Thirsty for Turkey: Thanksgiving Cocktails in LA

Thanksgiving is definitely the foodster’s holiday. It’s the time when we can gorge without judgment. But everyone and their favorite blogger can tell you where to score a delicious turkey dinner. What I really wanted to know was where in L.A. can you get a delicious Thanksgiving-inspired cocktail. I mean, come on, T Day is…

The Edison's Andrew Meieran Retells Clifton's Cafeteria's History

The other week I was lucky enough to not only score an exclusive interview for LA Weekly’s Squid Ink with Andrew Meieran, owner/designer of The Edison downtown, but a personal tour of all five levels of his newest conquest, the iconic downtown restaurant, Clifton’s Cafeteria. This legendary eatery has occupied that space on Broadway and…

5 Ways Not To Order a Beer by LA Experts

You ever walk into one of those fancy beer bars and hope you don’t say the wrong thing when ordering a beer? Well, thanks to three L.A. beer experts — Larry Caldwell of Father’s Office Santa Monica; Christina Perozzi, author of The Naked Pint and former beer sommelier of Rustic Canyon; and Ryan Sweeney of…

This Weekend: Silver Lake Jubilee, Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale, The Bruery Party

Damn this weekend is going to be so fun. Festivals, sales and, more importantly, a beer celebration. Friday, May 21 Rebecca Minkoff LA Sample Sale At this sample sale, get the same hot handbags that you see Hollywood starlets toting around on TMZ for 50-70% off. How is that possible? These babies are samples from…

L.A. Happy Hour Series on LA Weekly's Squid Ink

I’ve always wanted to do a consistent happy hour post on here but since I’m neither disciplined nor consistent, I never did. However, when LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink enlisted me to help out with their new weekly happy hour series, I was able to rally. So far I’ve covered three different happy hours: Tin Roof…

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Roundup

I found the perfect way to make it through St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow: go on a bakery hop! Fortunately a ton of L.A. bakeries have created Irish-inspired goodies for the holiday and I rounded them up in a post for LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink. There’s Kiss My Bundt‘s Bailey’s Irish Cream cake with Irish cream…

St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Roundup: No Green Beer

Since I don’t celebrate alcoholidays and will most likely be hiding out at home during St. Patrick’s Day next Wednesday, I thought it would be interesting to find out if some of my fave L.A. mixologists/bars were planning any special cocktails to celebrate the Irish holiday. I emailed Damian, Joe, Steve, Pablo, Marcos and Vincenzo….

A Q&A With Joseph Brooke of The Edison

I was bummed that I couldn’t get anywhere near the dreamy and very much in demand Joseph Brooke, the Edison’s new director of spirits, when he was mixing cocktails at the packed Radio Room last week. But was thrilled when I got the chance to interview him for LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink. For that, Joe…

This Weekend: LA Weekly Tweetup, 24-Hour Oscars, Scotch Tasting

Such a jampacked weekend! And I’m just talking about the 5K/10K Firecracker Run on Sunday as well as the Gold Standard. But here’s what’s going on the other days of the week. Thursday, February 25 LA Weekly Web Awards Tweetup: A Post-Party Get Together As many of you know I was banned from 7G nearly…