Tag Archive: Venice

A Closer Look at Feed Body + Soul’s Organic Cocktail Program

Persimmon caipirinha organic cocktail by Caroline on Crack

Leave it to Venice to have a bar/restaurant with an organic cocktail program. But not only are the drinks organic but they don’t have any refined sugars. Those healthnutty Venice Beachians! It’s true, new restaurant Feed Body + Soul won the liquor license lottery so had to find a way to create a liquor program…

Del Monte Speakeasy at the Townhouse: Historic Venice Bar Goes Legit With Crazy Classic Cocktails

Del Monte Cocktail by Caroline on Crack

The trend in Prohibition-style cocktails in Los Angeles saw the rise of speakeasy-esque bars. A drinker couldn’t throw a stick without hitting a “speakeasy” which usually meant a lounge-y bar with password-entry/hidden entrance and a pre-Prohibition cocktail program. See The Varnish (nondescript entrance) downtown and Seventy7 Lounge (password) in Culver City. But in Venice, seems…

Roy Choi’s Sunny Spot: It’s Always Sunny on Washington Blvd

Sunny Spot by Caroline on Crack

It’s been a long time since I’ve been somewhere that’s made me downright giddy. And leave it to a restaurant called Sunny Spot to do just that. Chef Roy Choi of Chego and A-Frame opened his Caribbean eatery last November, taking over the old Beechwood spot on Washington Boulevard in Venice. And everything about the…

Joe’s Restaurant in Venice: The Best Well Liquor?

Joe's - Drunk Chicken Cocktail

The fact that 20-year-old Venice eatery, Joe’s Restaurant on Abbot Kinney, is launching a new market-driven cocktail list with local, seasonal ingredients isn’t really news. Especially in light of the fact that many cocktail-serious bars have already been doing this for years. But that it counts premium liquors for its well booze is pretty darn…

Westward, Ho! Eastside Eateries Opening up Westside Locations

I’m so happy that more well-renown Eastside establishments are opening up shops on my side of town. First, Intelligentsia made it over to Venice and now the restaurants listed below. At this rate, I won’t have to leave my hood, ever! Eh, a girl can dream… Bulgarini Gelato in Venice ( Summer 2011): This Altadena…

Oww/Ahh Fitness: Yoga and Spinning Center in Venice

Embedded video from CNN Video Now that I’ve gained all this weight during my booze fast I need to try and lose it again. Argh! Fortunately my friend Natalie, aka The Liquid Muse, told me about Kimberly Fowler’s YAS (Yoga and Spinning Center) in Venice, a hybrid class that has you spinning for a half…