Tag Archive: Steve Livigni

Dear Caroline on Crack: Bar for Underage Drinking?

Hi Caroline! Me (mom) and my daughter (19-year-old college student) are taking a trip over her spring break to L.A. and then down to San Diego. We are fairly conservative but adventurous and love to have fun (people watch, music, good food and a good cocktail [me only of course] daughter would have a Shirley…

La Descarga’s Fall Cocktail Menu Debuts: Ghost Salt, Tamarind Syrup & 100 Bottles of Rum

It’s always a sultry night in La Descarga no matter what the thermostat says outside of the Hollywood rum bar. And yet, the Cuban-themed venue has debuted a new fall cocktail menu this week. Unlike usual seasonal cocktail menus at other cocktail bars, this one doesn’t really pay any mind to which ingredients are in…

Harvard & Stone: An American Craft Neighborhood Bar Opens

Harvard & Stone's Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

I am the mayor of Harvard & Stone in East Hollywood. How did that happen considering last night was the new bar’s opening night? My blogger friends wondered, skeptical. Ha! I was able to score an interview for LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink with its general manager Steve Livigni, also of La Descarga, weeks before the…

Los Angeles Magazine’s Hawaii Mai Tai Mixoff

We’ve still got a long way to go for some consistently warm weather, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start your Mai Tai drinking early. Lucky for you, there’s an opportunity to not only vote for your favorite LA bartender’s Mai Tai recipe but also win a trip to Hawaii, Land of Infinite Mai Tais!…

Tonight: La Descarga Debuts New Winter Drink Menu

CORRECTION: The menu launches tomorrow night! La Descarga in East Hollywood debuts its new winter drink menu! Of course the classics and some crowd favorites remain, like Hemingway’s Daquiri and Tapping the Admiral, which LD owner Steve Livigni says is “now barrel aged for two weeks in whiskey barrels and served neat, exponentially better.” Sadly,…

Photo Gallery: Nights With Neve Ice Party at Osteria La Buca

Last night’s Neve Ice party at Osteria La Buca was like a blogger Tweetup. Build free, delicious cocktails and they will come. Heh. I arrived with ShopEatSleep and SocialDomainLA and ran into Food GPS, Teenage Glutster, marpop, SauceLA, Thirsty in LA, Squashblossom, inomthings and Eating LA. Craziness. We were all there to enjoy the cocktails…

La Descarga: A Little Bit of Havana With Rum, Cigars & Dancing Girls

La Descarga bar crowd by Caroline on Crack

It was a hot, sticky night in Havana. Men in suits were lounging in the new happening bar, trying to cool off with chilly mojitos and Cuba Libres. Their ladies all dolled up in clingy dresses shimmied to the thrum of the Conga music blaring through the speakers in the main room. Meanwhile a burlesque…