Tag Archive: Recipes

The New Parlour Room of Hollywood's Cocktail Menu and Recipes

A brand-new bar opens in a really old space in Hollywood tonight. Some of you may remember Red Buddha Lounge (one of my first CoC blog posts ever!), Play or even Goldfinger. Well, now Craig Trager — the man behind The Well and NoBar, both long-standing establishments — has transformed it into the Parlour Room…

Eat My Blog Summer 2010 Charity Bake Sale Plus 3 Recipes

Last year’s blogger charity bake sale, Eat My Blog, was such a huge success that it just makes sense to make it a biannual thing. Not only is it for a good cause, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, but I can only go so long without such yummy fare. This summer’s bake sale will feature…

Domaine de Canton Cocktail Competition at First & Hope

Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited to be one of the judges at the Domaine de Canton cocktail competition held at downtown’s First & Hope Supper Club. I know. Squeeee! Along with renowned mixologist Alex Day (formerly of Death & Co., now cocktail consultant with Proprietors, LLC), Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn and…

La Descarga's New Cocktail Menu Debuts Tonight + Recipes

So tonight is the launch of La Descarga‘s much talked-about cocktail, The Next Level. Mixologist Pablo Moix had hinted at its arrival when the East Hollywood bar first opened back in February. But since Josh Lurie of NBC LA’s Feast already did such a great job of covering this cocktail made of hollowed-out ice spheres,…

A Closer Peek at First & Hope Supper Club

Earlier this week I had a chance to check out the not-yet-opened First & Hope Supper Club thanks to Aidan Demarest, its cocktail consultant, who was hosting a Pernod absinthe event for a bunch of journalists. Apparently the party guests started off at the Varnish and then were taken via horse-drawn carriages up the long…

What's the Most Romantic Cocktail?

Ferget chocolates. I don’t know about you but nothing says “olive juice”(mouth it) like a custom-made cocktail. But out of curiosity, I asked some of L.A.’s top mixologists/bartenders what they consider to be the most romantic cocktail; specifically what would they serve their luh-vuh. I got some interesting answers, all seem to involve bubbly, and…

The Nommiest Dessert: Joan's on Third's Nutella Poundcake

For World Nutella Day last week, Joan’s on Third made the yummiest poundcake I ever heard of: Nutella poundcake. Why didn’t anyone tell me that such a thing of beauty existed? Luckily I found out from Nastassia of Let Me Eat Cake, who happens to work at Joan’s and who was good enough to save…

My Chillaxing New Year's Eve Party Drink List

Christmas is done. Now on to the next hyped-up holiday: New Year’s Eve! Since crowds and huge bar tabs soo aren’t my thing, I decided to throw my own sweet, little shindig this year. But the twist here is that this one will be low-key. No fancy dress-up. No djs. No crazy house party crowds….

Eat My Blog Blogger Bake Sale a $3,000 Success

I had arrived too late! The Eat My Blog bake sale at Zeke’s Smokehouse in West Hollywood was scheduled to last from 10am to 4pm and I figured that if I got there around noon I’d still be able to get some of that bacon brownie goodness with bourbon caramel sauce that I kept reading…

Holiday Cheer: Winter Cocktail L.A. Roundup With Recipes

Shopping, holiday cards, family dinners, parties — you could probably use a drink right about now. Below is a list of L.A. bars/restaurants that have just the thing, with several cocktail recipes thrown in for you to try at your own holiday soiree or a quiet night at home. Bigfoot Lodge: This Atwater Village’s holiday…