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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…

Spring Drinking: Roundup of Spring Cocktails in LA

Roger Room's Jason Bran by Caroline on Crack

Spring is in the air. Huzzah! Sure, we Angelenos have been lucky enough to not have to suffer through any drawn-out winter storms but rather some minor wet inconveniences and that annoying time change. Still, it’s nice to be able to sit at rooftop and poolside bars again, no? To celebrate, bartenders across our city…

Villains Tavern’s New Fall Cocktail Menu: Strange Spirits Warm Your Soul

Lady Percy, a hot cocktail of pear cider goodness, was my absolute favorite off the list. Turns out it’s Dave’s favorite, too. Apparently, he went through six different pears to find the right flavor for this drink. Finally he settled on a combination of six Barlett pears with one Korean pear to get all that sweetness. And for spice, it relies on just a lone cinnamon stick. “I wasn’t going for spices,” says Dave. “Most ciders you’re going to find lots of big body spices in there. This one doesn’t really have a lot of spice. I really just wanted to bring out the pear itself.” And the result is a nicely balanced hot cider cocktail, not too much booze or too much sweet apple/pear-ness. It was the one cocktail that I really had a hard time putting down during the tasting. Would be perfect to warm your hands (and your soul) during a rainy day.

And the Los Angeles Magazine Winner for Best Cocktail Punch 2011 Is…

Spare Room by Caroline on Crack

Los Angeles Magazine‘s Best of LA 2011 issue is currently out on the newsstands and it’s one that’s not to be missed. Not because I was fortunate enough to be asked to contribute a couple of blurbs to it, hee!, but just because it’s usually the issue you’ll end up referring to for years to…

Best Birthday Gift: A Namesake Cocktail by Villains Tavern’s Dave Whitton

Bartender Dave Whitton of Villains Tavern and the Bar at Cliff’s Edge gave me what is perhaps one of the greatest birthday presents I’ve ever gotten. Ever. He created a cocktail to be served at my upcoming birthday party at Cliff’s Edge. But not only that, he came up with three different cocktails for me…

Villains Tavern's 3 Fun Ways To Get Drunk in the Daytime

Because drinking isn’t fun enough, Villains Tavern presents three fun ways to get drunk at its new weekly party — Day Drinking BBQ — which kicks off tomorrow at 1pm! Sno Cone Fix ($9-$12) is made with your choice of fruit, fruit syrup and liquor on a bed of shaved ice. The new spring cocktail…

Villains Tavern's Fall Drink Menu: He Said, She Said Cocktail Review

Last week, Downtown’s Villains Tavern debuted its new fall cocktail menu to some media types. And since I couldn’t go I asked my friend John of Social Domain if he could check it out for me. As I told the PR peeps for Villains, I trust John’s tastebuds. But turned out they said I could…

This Weekend: $3 Brown Bag Beer, Mixology Costume Party, Spooky Pub Crawl

Who doesn’t love Halloween? Whether it’s for the chills, costumes or parties, I look forward to it every year. And I’m happy to say there seems to be a decrease in douchy “1st Annual” parties this year and an increase in events I actually want to go to! By the way, catch me on Carson…

Blog Bite: Mix & Match Beer and Shot at Villains Tavern

At the new downtown LA Villains Tavern, which opened just last month, it’s not about the cocktails for me, rather it’s all about that groovy outdoor bar where they only serve beer and mix-and-match beer and shots! Yes, if you don’t feel like waiting in line at the indoor bar for a cocktail, just step…