Tag Archive: Mia Sarazen

Save New York Bars: Harvard & Stone’s Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Event

PKNY by Caroline on Crack

Because of Hurricane Sandy last month New Yorkers are still trying to pick up the pieces, including helping local bars get back up and running again. If you can’t imagine living one night without your favorite watering hole you can imagine how much they’re hurting. Fortunately even though we’re on the Left Coast we can…

Everything I Drank This Week: From a Secret Bourbon Milk Punch to Mint Chocolate Stout

Simon Ford doing up Mum's Apple Pie by Caroline on Crack

Truth be told, I feel like crap when I don’t blog. But this week has been a busy one of boozy events like Neat’s one-year anniversary, following Simon Ford around at his guest bartending stints and covering Stone Brewing’s store opening in Pasadena. Suffice it to say that many drinks were consumed and zero blog…

The Churchill’s New Cocktail Menu: Choose Your Own Drink Adventure

Mia Sarazen at the Churchill by Caroline on Crack

When bartender Mia Sarazen first walked into The Churchill gastropub in West Hollywood, she immediately thought the space could use an Old Fashioned. And looking around at its Edison light bulbs, reclaimed wood communal tables and antique decor, I’d say she’s right. But she didn’t just stop there. Mia’s entire new cocktail menu was basically…

Bartender Mia Sarazen Takes Over The Churchill Cocktail Program in West Hollywood

Rye 2 Ways by Eugene Lee

When West Hollywood gastropub The Churchill first opened in October 2011, I wanted to like it. But, big problem, the cocktails just weren’t doing it for me. The beverage director back then hailed from sister location, Hudson House, and had concocted this cocktail list of uber sweet and overcomplicated drinks. So unsurprisingly, I haven’t been…

Art Beyond the Glass Party Recap + Video Highlights

Art Beyond the Glass by Caroline on Crack

Last Sunday’s charity event Art Beyond the Glass at Sadie Kitchen & Lounge is already going down in the LA cocktail community as the best party EVER. Not only did bartenders, liquor reps and cocktail geeks get to raise a bunch of money ($3,900 presales, final tally to come) for the Inner-City Arts organization but…

This Weekend: Ludobites Lottery, First SoCal Asian Night Market, Bourbon Tasting at Playa

Friday, April 13 Reservation Lottery for Chef Ludo’s Best of Ludobites: Foie Gras Night If you’re a fan of Chef Ludo’s this is the Ludobites you won’t want to miss. The French chef will be returning to Gram & Papa’s for one night only to serve up five courses of foie gras dishes. Priced at…

Cocktail Destination Picks From dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week

Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week starts next week January 22. Have you made your reservations yet? In its 5th year, the annual food event has over 300 restaurants participating so lots of great places to choose from. And because of that it can be a bit overwhelming. But I figured I’d try and help by…

Harvard & Stone: An American Craft Neighborhood Bar Opens

Harvard & Stone's Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

I am the mayor of Harvard & Stone in East Hollywood. How did that happen considering last night was the new bar’s opening night? My blogger friends wondered, skeptical. Ha! I was able to score an interview for LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink with its general manager Steve Livigni, also of La Descarga, weeks before the…