Tag Archive: Sam Ross

My New York Bars 2013 Drinking Itinerary

Giuseppe Gonzalez New York Bars by Caroline on Crack

So excited! Tomorrow I’m heading out to New York City after having been away for four years. Not surprisingly a lot has changed since that visit with even more must-do bars to add to my list, like this year’s Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award winner Dead Rabbit. Sam Ross also opened up a new…

Tonight: NYC Barman Sam Ross Guest Bartends at The Varnish

Sam Ross by Caroline on Crack

For one night only, New York barman Sam Ross (Milk & Honey, Atta Boy, Comme Ca) will be behind the stick at The Varnish Downtown! If you haven’t yet seen Sam work his magic, you should stop by as it is a sight to behold. It’s cocktail ballet! Great form. Plus he always does it…

Should Chefs Get Involved in Cocktail Programs?

Spago cocktail by Caroline on Crack

I constantly ask myself this question but it came up again last night while I was checking out the cocktails at iconic L.A. restaurant Spago. Executive Corporate Chef/Managing Partner Lee Hefter is the man behind the cocktail menus at all of Wolfgang Puck’s restaurants. So when the Beverly Hills restaurant reopened last year after its…

5 Classic Cocktail Recipes You Should Know How To Make

Hinoki & The Bird's Sam Ross and his Manhattan by Caroline on Crack

This past December, my LA Magazine Digest blog editor Randy Clemens threw down a gauntlet: Come up with 10 classic cocktails that every cocktail noob should know how to make at home and write a post for each one including the cocktail recipe and where to get a great example of one in L.A. So…

New Seven Grand San Diego Debuts: What’s Different Here?

Bartender at Seven Grand San Diego by Caroline on Crack

So how does 213 Nightlife‘s brand-new Seven Grand San Diego whiskey bar, which just celebrated its grand opening last Thursday, differ from its L.A. sister? 1) It’s got double the beer taps (25 versus 12 in L.A.), which makes sense considering San Diego is America’s beer capital. 2) It also boasts a Jackalope-esque Room with…

Mixologists Sam Ross, Julian Cox and Joel Black Take Over Comme Ca’s Bar

Joel Black by Caroline on Crack

They say you can never go home again but L.A. cocktail geeks will sure be happy to see some renown mixologists return to Comme Ca in West Hollywood, even if for one night only. Sam Ross (who installed Comme Ca’s cocktail program in 2007) of Milk & Honey in New York and the bartenders whom…