Tag Archive: Ray’s and Stark Bar

Halloween 2013: Zombie Bar Crawl to Sexy Masquerade

Halloween 2013 zombie having a cocktail by Caroline on Crack

If you’re like me, you stress out about what to do for Halloween. What are you going to wear? Where are you going to go? Is it going to be a scene? Hopefully this list will help you out. It’s stuff more my speed, and hopefully yours. Great drinking and not too scene-y. Happy Halloween!…

Water Sommelier: 5 Reasons Why It’s a Thing

Water Tastes Good

I’ve lived in Los Angeles now for over 20 years. And have learned over time that the L.A. in that Steve Martin ’90s movie L.A. Story is not real. At least for the most part. But occasionally, something pops up here and makes me think, “Seriously, L.A.?” Like this: Next week Ray’s and Stark Bar…

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…

A Menu of Dreams Deferred: Ray’s and Stark Bar’s New Spring Cocktails

How I Met Your Irish Mother cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Ray’s and Stark Bar‘s mixologist/sommelier Paul Sanguinetti had envisioned a different spring cocktail menu than the one that debuted April 23rd at the LACMA bar/restaurant. At least just in the names. In his version, there were odes to debaucherous nights, Celine Dion as lubrication and friends who were banned from the museum. Fortunately for Paul,…

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…

Blog Bite: A Tale of Two Manhattans at Ray’s and Stark Bar

Ray's and Stark Bar Manhattan by Caroline on Crack

Who isn’t on the hunt for the perfect Manhattan? Last night I attended the hosted cocktail tasting for the winter cocktail menu at Ray’s and Stark Bar in Miracle Mile. Since mixology consultant Michel Dozois is no longer in the picture sommelier/mixologist Paul Sanguinetti took over the cocktail program. For the season he created nine…

Ray’s and Stark Bar: He Said, She Said Cocktail Review

Michel Dozois of Neve Ice, who used to work behind the stick at Comme Ca and Church & State, had previously said that he wasn’t about stepping on another mixologist’s toes when visiting L.A. bars to try and sell his gourmet ice. He didn’t want to make cocktails but rather, he wanted to focus on…