Tag Archive: Sotto

Coravin Is Changing Wine Lists in Los Angeles

Greg Lambrecht demos Coravin by Caroline on Crack

When I first heard about wine accessing device Coravin, which first hit the wine world last year and already won an award, I thought my prayers were answered. A tool that allows you to access wine without removing the cork? Magic! As a newbie wino it was just the invention I needed to break me…

Poll: What’s the Most You Spent Dining Solo?

Splurging Solo Photo by Shawna Dawson Beer

When your friends aren’t available or your significant other is out of town, and you’re addicted to quality food and drink, you still crave a nice meal at a sit-down restaurant even if that means dining solo. But for myself I still can’t help but regard such indulgence as the equivalent of drinking or watching…

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to Father’s Day Collabrewtive Brunch

Firestone Walker by Caroline on Crack

If you, like me, are absolutely stumped on what to get your dad for Father’s Day, check out the Father’s Day Collabrewtive brunch by Firestone Walker and Food GPS this Sunday. Yup, it’s a brunch that combines the best of both coffee and beer worlds with six brewers and six coffee roasters teaming up to…

Cheers to Boston: L.A. Drinks for a Good Cause This Saturday

Boston charity cocktail Rivera's Barbacoa courtesy of Rivera

After the Boston Marathon bombings, you probably wanted to do something, anything to help the victims. Fortunately, this Saturday, you can, simply by doing what you do, enjoying some tasty drinks and food from your favorite local bars and restaurants. Publicist Bradley Tuck, motivated by his need to help those impacted by the attack, got…

Blog Bite: New Spring Bottled Cocktail Soda Menu at Sotto

Sotto's Sotto Pop by Caroline on Crack

West L.A.’s Sotto restaurant just debuted its new spring cocktail menu by bartenders Julian Cox and Nick Meyer this past Wednesday and the stars of the list are the trio of bottled carbonated cocktails aka the “Sotto Pops.” How cute is that? Carbonated and bottled craft cocktails, a cocktail trend first introduced by Portland’s Jeffrey…

Everything I Drank This Week: Rare $600 Balvenie to One-Year Barrel-Aged Negroni

Balvenie tasting by Caroline on Crack

Another great week of drinking, from making my own Southside at the Plymouth and Beefeater Ginvasion to checking out the guy who took over Matthew Biancaniello’s post at the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar to a Balvenie tasting with malt master David Stewart. Sunday Well really, a continuation of my Saturday dive bar hop. After going…

Everything I Drank This Week: From Lardo-Washed Bourbon to Barrel-Aged Brooklyn

Beer, bourbon & bacon cocktail by Caroline on Crack

My liver sorta took a little break this week as the drinking was lighter than it usually is considering I didn’t have any events to go to. But I did still manage to get some good hits in, from fall-inspired sweet potato cocktails to barrel-aged classics. And surprisingly it seems that bacon-washed bourbons are making…

Italy It Out: Sotto’s New Fall Cocktails Debut Tonight

Fly by Night cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Sotto Restaurant in West L.A. debuts a brand-new fall cocktail menu tonight. From 8pm to 11pm, the new cocktails will be specially priced at $9; regularly they’re $12. Unlike the menus in the past this one is a more focused, “back to Italian” list and a complete rehaul, meaning they got rid of all the…

2nd Annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade: Feasting in Galoshes

LA Loves Alex's Lemonade 2011by Caroline on Crack

This past Sunday the sun broke the weekend storm just for  L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade charity food fest. At least it seemed like it. Since the rain stopped and the clouds cleared in time for the early afternoon Culver City fundraiser. But the organizers were prepared just in case, erecting tents to shield the vendors…