Tag Archive: Matthew Biancaniello

What To Make With Matthew Biancaniello’s Coffee Cynar

Matthew Biancaniello by Caroline on Crack

For my Los Angeles Magazine Liquid LA post today, I shared mixmaster Matthew Biancaniello’s recipe for his coffee Cynar. A recipe so simple, mixing two things that naturally seem perfect together! I had had it again recently and knew I had to learn how to finally make it myself so I’d have a never-ending supply….

New Fall Cocktail Roundup: Pistachio Coladas, Pumpkin Adult Shakes and a Matthew Biancaniello Recipe

Larry's Real Voodoo Stuff by Moretti Photo

This weather is crazy. 84 degrees in the day time and dipping down to brrrr! 57 degrees at night. You gotta love autumn in L.A., though, where our trees don’t signal the change in season but our drinks do. And at this moment our bartenders are transitioning from those light, poolside libations to flavorful sippers…

Drinking and Learning at LA Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential

LA Times Cocktail Confidential by Caroline on Crack

Good thing Sunday is Labor Day Eve as LA Times event, The Taste’s Cocktail Confidential, will not only be hosted by the likes of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt (that girl can put ’em away) and mixologist Matthew Biancaniello but will feature several demos by some of Los Angeles’ top bartenders. Here’s the schedule…

Where To Find the Cocktails at 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Grant Achatz by Caroline on Crack

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival has always been more about the wine than cocktails. It’s in its name after all. But with cocktails now moving up in the esteem of foodies, restaurants and chefs, the annual festival has made sure to incorporate delicious drinks and bartenders more into its festivities. Yayy! And if…

Last Night: Hey Bartender Movie LA After Party at the Andaz

Hey Bartender LA party by Caroline on Crack

Last night L.A.’s bar community converged on the rooftop of Andaz West Hollywood after a screening of new movie Hey Bartender, which premieres at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas this Friday the 14th. Still giddy from seeing all their friends on the big screen, there was a lot of bartender lovin’ going around as well as…

Los Angeles Magazine’s Social Hour at Cliff’s Edge

Los Angeles Magazine Social Hour

Come party with me and Los Angeles Magazine Dining Editor Lesley Bargar Suter next Wednesday at Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake for the first of many of the publication’s “Social Hour” parties. One of my favorite bartenders, Matthew Biancaniello, will not only be doing up his special and unique cocktails (including a Filipino one), but…

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…

LA Weekend Events December 6 to 9: New Magic Castle Cocktails, Zombie Dinner, Neat’s Holiday Party

Drunk Santa

The first weekend of December and it’s already crazy! You could either take this time to get your holiday shopping done early OR do one or all of these LA weekend events. Thursday, December 6 Sneak Peek of Magic Castle Cocktail Menu at Sadie Joshua Lucas (The Writer’s Room) and Jordan Gold will be performing…

Everything I Drank This Week: Rare $600 Balvenie to One-Year Barrel-Aged Negroni

Balvenie tasting by Caroline on Crack

Another great week of drinking, from making my own Southside at the Plymouth and Beefeater Ginvasion to checking out the guy who took over Matthew Biancaniello’s post at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar to a Balvenie tasting with malt master David Stewart. Sunday Well really, a continuation of my Saturday dive bar hop. After going…

LA Weekend Events October 18 to October 22: Cheap Comme Ca Cocktails, Fanciest Chess Match

Hollis Bulleit sporting her fab headdress by Caroline on Crack

Is it still summer or is it now fall? With this crazy weather, who can tell? In any case, this weekend is going to be jampacked with lots of yum times for indoors and outdoors. Too bad I’ll be out of town for Portland Cocktail Week! Well, have fun holding down the fort with these…