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Halloween 2014: Spooky Punches, Neon Parties, Haunted Bars

Halloween punch: The Wellesbourne Jeepers Creepers Punch

Halloween is the BEST holiday of the entire year. Costumes, candy, scary movie marathons! Come on! And this year there are a ton of fun opportunities to show off the costume you worked on all year…or, if you’re like me, the one that you patched together with things from our closet. Here are my picks…

Yay LA! 2014 James Beard Semifinalists Announced

2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Semifinalist: Trois Mec by Caroline on Crack

This morning James Beard announced its 2014 James Beard semifinalists! And like every Angeleno, you know I scanned it to see who from Los Angeles made the cut. Not many surprises here with Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne popping up again. But it’s always nice to see them on there. Spago is on it as…

Sneak Peek of Rivera’s New Fall Cocktail Menu + Recipes

Rivera's Autumn Sour courtesy of Rivera

Hate to break it to you but despite our perfect, pool-party weather, summer vacation is over. The good news is that we have new fall cocktail menus to look forward to. Case in point, the new fall Rivera cocktail menu by bartender extraordinaire Julian Cox debuts at the downtown restaurant on Wednesday the 12th. And…

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…

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…

Check Out Rivera’s New Spring Cocktail Menu Tonight

Rivera Restaurant‘s mixologist, Julian Cox, will be debut his brand-spanking-new spring cocktail menu featuring fresh seasonal herbs and fruits tonight for only $6 each. Cocktails normally range in price here from $10 to $14. The cocktail sneak preview starts at 9:30 and goes til close. From the looks of Twitter, there will lots of bloggers…

This Weekend: Happy Hour Italiano, Rivera's $5 Cocktails, $20 Unlimited Sushi

Woo hoo! My last weekend of not drinking has finally arrived! And I plan to celebrate big come Monday at First & Hope’s Red Rover, Red Rover bar night. But til then check out all the fun things going on. Thursday, March 25 Oliverio’s Italian-Inspired Happy Hour Remember Blue on Blue? The Avalon Beverly Hills’…

Rivera's New Springtime Cocktail List

The seasons are a-changing and so are the cocktails at downtown’s Rivera Restaurant in order to celebrate spring. With his new drink list, Rivera mixologist Julian Cox wants to emphasize fresh local ingredients that are in season, and that includes edible flowers. Pretty! The La Picosa and O.P.P. sound yum. Purple Rain ($10): Vodka, violet,…