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Everything I Drank This Week: Fernet Luge to Magic Cocktails

Kentucky Bubblebath by Caroline on Crack

Cocktail log, stardate 2012.127: (I’ve always wanted to say that.) This week’s drinking adventures took me from an avant-garde cocktail class at SAAM to a Fernet luge at Cole’s to magic cocktails by Magic Castle bartenders. Saturday During a hosted look-see at the redone Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room in Thompson Beverly Hills, Beverage Manager…

How To Up Your Game via “Home Bar Basics” Cocktail Book

Home Bar Basics by Dave Stolte

With the growing popularity of craft cocktails thanks to bars like the Varnish and the sight of Ryan Gosling’s panty-dropping Old Fashioned making skills in last year’s Crazy Stupid Love, it was just a matter of time until your need for the perfect cocktail infiltrated your home bar. But as your bar, aka the spot…

Hostaria del Piccolo: White Pizza & The 7 Dwarfs Cocktails

What is the big deal with Chef Roberto “Bobo” Ivan’s Hostaria del Piccolo, the Santa Monica sister to his Piccolo restaurant in Venice? Well, not only does the modern pizza joint offer gluten-free pie — made with naturally leavened dough comprised of kamut, soy and polenta flour — but they have a gorgeously stocked bar…