Tag Archive: Los Angeles Magazine

Behind the Bartender: LA Magazine Digest’s LA Bartender Q&As

The Famous' Nick Vitulli by Caroline on Crack

Ever wanted to know more about your favorite LA bartender, beyond the fact that they make a damn fine cocktail? Follow along on my bartender Q&A series on Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog, “Behind the Bartender.” It’s not your usual Q&A (those bore me!). Rather it’s just quick questions like “What’s your hidden talent?” and…

Champagne Punch Recipes on LA Magazine Digest

Punch! by Caroline on Crack

Looking for a way to get your New Year’s Eve party guests to ooh and aah? Luckily some of LA’s top punch makers — Naomi Schimek of Spare Room, Allan Katz of Cana Rum Bar and Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d’Oro — were kind enough to share their champagne punch recipes with me for Los…

Repeal Day Drink Specials on LA Magazine Digest

Happy Repeal Day

Not that you ever really need a reason to drink but if ever there was one, it’s to celebrate the anniversary of Repeal Day. (By the way, you can thank Portland bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler for championing its return.) And I’ve got a list of all the bars in Los Angeles featuring drink specials and parties…

Cheers to Los Angeles Magazine’s New Digest Blog Team

Cheers to LA Magazine's new Digest bloggers! by Caroline on Crack

This coming Monday, Los Angeles Magazine is launching its redesigned Digest blog and effectively expanding its food coverage. I hear slideshows and videos are being added! Awesome news considering the magazine has already won so many awards (James Beard, MFK Fisher) for its comprehensive look at LA’s food scene. And I’m ecstatic to say that…

LA Magazine's Boozy Holiday Office Party With 10 Bars

This holiday season, you’ll probably be invited to a bunch of parties. But Los Angeles Magazine’s “Big Holiday Office Party” — an office-themed cocktail party in the foyer of the Variety building in Miracle Mile — is the one you won’t want to miss. From 7 to 9pm tomorrow, you can imbibe to your heart’s…

And the Los Angeles Magazine Winner for Best Cocktail Punch 2011 Is…

Spare Room by Caroline on Crack

Los Angeles Magazine‘s Best of LA 2011 issue is currently out on the newsstands and it’s one that’s not to be missed. Not because I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute a couple of blurbs to it, hee!, but just because it’s usually the issue you’ll end up referring to for years to…

Who Makes the Best Mai Tai in All of LA?

Aidan Demarest’s mark on the L.A. cocktail scene is as the ringmaster. He’s run some of the hottest bars in Los Angeles like Schmeven Schmand and The Edison, helped build the cocktail programs of Pasadena’s 1886 and Hollywood’s Spare Room, thrown together must-do cocktail events like guest mixologist bar nights — Radio Room and Red…