Tag Archive: mixology

Fraiche Culver City's Pre-Prohibition Nights: $1 Bites, $5 Cocktails

Ever since Albert Trummer left Fraiche Culver City back in 2008 to go and open up his own bar, Apotheke in New York City, Fraiche’s cocktail program has never been the same. But now there’s a new bartender behind the stick: Kiowa Bryan, formerly of the Soho House where she trained under The Varnish’s Chris…

McNuggetini Vloggers Alie & Georgia's New Cocktail Web Series on Food2.com

You’ve probably heard of Alie & Georgia before. They’re the Los Angeles cocktail vloggers, Alie Ward (LA Times staff writer) and Georgia Hardstark (journalist/blogger), who in 2009 created the McNuggetini and a how-to video to go with it. Now, personally I thought this cocktail, which involves a chocolate milkshake and barbecue sauce, sounded erptastic but…

*****CONTEST CLOSED***** Next week’s Radio Room at the Edison Downtown will bring a little bit of Gotham to Los Angeles as Manhattan bar Ward III — an upscale drinking hole known for quality, experimental cocktails — will be featured. The owner and bartenders of Ward III — Michael Neff, Kenneth McCoy and Abdul Tabini —…

Roger Room's New Summer Menu Debuts Tomorrow

Last night I celebrated my birthday with a few of my buddies at Roger Room in West Hollywood with my fave mixologist, Damian Windsor. While there he gave us sneaky sips of the new cocktails that will debut tomorrow on the updated “Also” cocktail menu, a supplement to the regular 21-drink menu. Roger Room prints…

This Weekend: Tequila Magic, Poolside Pizza, Happy 4th

What you got going on this weekend? I don’t know about you but it’s gonna be my bday! Huzzah! Oh and here are some other things going on. Thursday, July 1 Huge Agent Provocateur Summer Sale Starts Today I’ve always wanted to shop at this sexxxy, upscale lingerie store but it was always just so…

DeKuyper Be Gone: A New Cocktail Program at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse

I’ve got two bits of good news for you cocktail fans: 1) The very adorable Joseph Brooke, the director of beverages for the Edison, has joined molto bello Vincenzo Marianella of Copa d’Oro in his cocktail consultation business, MyMixology, making them possibly the sexiest cocktailing duo in L.A. And 2) Joe and Vincenzo have revamped…

Breadbar's New Hatchi Mix Mixology Series Starts May 6

If you’re a fan of cocktails, you’re probably no stranger to paying over $12 for a decent cocktail at a respected bar. I know, I know, but that’s the price one pays for quality. Fortunately, starting on Thursday, May 6, Breadbar Century City’s brand-new monthly mixology series, Hatchi Mix, kicks off featuring some of the…

This Weekend: 25-Cent Tequila Bar, Free Mixology Class, Maker's Mark Dinner

Happy Tax Day. It ain’t so bad, especially if you already filed, right? Plus there are ample food discounts and drink specials abound. Check here and here for deals at Copa d’Oro, The Tar Pit and Bigfoot Lodge West. Yay, cheap drinks! Anyhoo, here’s what’s going down this weekend. Thursday, April 15 Coachella Weekend Kick-Off…

Ortega 120's Amateur Tequila Mixology Competition

It’s always easier to be a critic than a creator, right? That’s why anyone who enters Ortega 120’s Toma Tequila Mixology Contest will get my respect. This contest isn’t for pro bartenders or mixologists but rather amateurs, undiscovered talents, aspiring mixologists, which should make you feel better. Come on, I bet you have some yummy…

How To Order a Drink at the Edison's Radio Room, & Last Night's Recap

By 10:45pm, I was done. My friend Dre and I had sat on the same bar stools at the Edison’s uber-packed Radio Room night since 8 but at this point we (read: me) were tired of getting leaned on by drunk girls, projectile flirted over by drunk girls and spilled on by drunk girls as…