Tag Archive: Playa

Tomorrow: Playa Rivera’s Last Drink Deals Ever

Playa's Beer and a Ball cocktail by Caroline on Crack

You probably heard by now that after two years restaurant Playa in Mid-City will be hosting its last service tomorrow. Tomorrow! Bill Chait and Chef John Sedlar will close the restaurant and then retool it in the hopes of reopening it all refreshed and new in a few weeks. But tomorrow night, they’re inviting everyone…

Playa Rivera Debuts New Mexi-China Cocktails by Julian Cox and Jeremy Lake

5 Spice Sangrita courtesy of Playa Rivera

Playa cocktail duo Julian Cox and Jeremy Lake teamed up to create “Mexi-China” cocktails to pair with Chef John Sedlar’s new menu which focuses on a fusion of Baja and Cantonese cooking. Said Jeremy Lake of his menu, “Whether it be the fresh, tart juices in the Chinese 5 Spice sangrita…or the bubbly effervescence and…

Halloween Cocktails in LA: Zombie Punch to Sacrificial Chicken

Big Kid Juice Box courtesy of Corner Door

Don’t let this year’s unfortunate placement of Halloween in the middle of a work week (seriously, wtf?) stop you from celebrating your favorite holiday properly, the BOOzy way. Check out these spooky-delicious Halloween cocktails available around town tomorrow only. Cecconi’s and Compartes Chocolatier’s Cocktail Party: Satisfy your craving for bad Halloween candy (mm, fun size…

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…

This Weekend: Blue Palms Returns, Pig and Beer Chicks Dinner, 1886's Spring Cocktails

I’ve been so bad and fell back on my weekend roundup duties. Sorry to those who actually looked forward to these, all two of you, heh. Anyway, back on track! Reminder: April Fool’s Day is on Sunday, trust no one. Thursday, March 29 1886 Bar’s Spring Cocktail Menu Debuts The Raymond’s 1886 Bar is kicking…

Spring Drinking: Roundup of Spring Cocktails in LA

Roger Room's Jason Bran by Caroline on Crack

Spring is in the air. Huzzah! Sure, we Angelenos have been lucky enough to not have to suffer through any drawn-out winter storms but rather some minor wet inconveniences and that annoying time change. Still, it’s nice to be able to sit at rooftop and poolside bars again, no? To celebrate, bartenders across our city…

This Weekend: Umamicatessen Opens, Food Truck Art, Ray's and Stark Bar 1st Year Shindig

Friday, March 2 PaleyFest: American Horror Story Panel The scariest TV show I’ve ever seen, right up there with The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, kicks off PaleyFest 2012.Tickets for this panel featuring its stars Dylan “Ben Harmon” McDermott (swoon!) and Alexandra Breckenridge (that red-headed maid) as well as show creator Ryan Murphy, to name…

Where Art Meets Cuisine: Pacific Standard Time’s Secret "Art as an Appetizer" Menu at Playa and Rivera

Playa's Crudo by Caroline on Crack

What does it taste like when art and cuisine come together? Now’s your chance to find out thanks to the collaborative efforts of chef John Sedlar, mixologist Julian Cox and artist Ron Cooper (also founder of Del Maguey Mezcal). The talented trio created a special super secret menu, “Art as an Appetizer,” to celebrate the…

Cold Comfort Cocktails: Roundup of Winter Cocktails in L.A.

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Nothing says cozy winter nights like a hot toddy or Irish coffee. But in L.A. thanks to our industrious and highly skilled bartenders, we’ve got so many new favorite winter cocktails to choose from. Will it be 1886’s spicy hot chocolate, Playa’s mescal nog, the Roof on Wilshire’s Earl Grey hot toddy? Here’s the roundup…

Blog Bite: Blue Corn Muffins With Almond Butter at Playa

Blue Corn Muffins With Almond Butter at Playa

“You want to go to the kitchen with me, Caroline?” Nastassia Johnson (@LetMeEatCake) of Sauce LA asked me with a mischievous glint in her eye. We were standing around waiting for more passed plates at last night’s Esquire Magazine party at Playa. The schmancy party was to celebrate Chef John Sedlar being lauded by the publication as Chef…