Tag Archive: West Hollywood

Comme Ca’s New Spring Cocktails: Springtime in Provence

Comme Ca's spring cocktails by Caroline on Crack

Yes, the onslaught of spring continues. But it’s the best kind with more spring cocktails debuting. This time from Comme Ca on Melrose Avenue. The new spring cocktail menu, a collaboration of the bartenders (Jeff Knudsen, Tim Loden, Johnny Wactor and Brent Henry), showcases a Provencal theme with light, refreshing concoctions and seasonal ingredients like…

The Churchill’s New Cocktail Menu: Choose Your Own Drink Adventure

Mia Sarazen at the Churchill by Caroline on Crack

When bartender Mia Sarazen first walked into The Churchill gastropub in West Hollywood, she immediately thought the space could use an Old Fashioned. And looking around at its Edison light bulbs, reclaimed wood communal tables and antique decor, I’d say she’s right. But she didn’t just stop there. Mia’s entire new cocktail menu was basically…

How To Entertain Like a Soho House Member: DIY Truffles and Grey Goose Cocktails

Soho House by Caroline on Crack

Not many Average Joes and Janes make it past the model-gorgeous front desk girls of the Soho House in West Hollywood. This international clubhouse (there are 16 clubs around the world) is strictly members only. And even then you have to be a certain caliber of celebrity and cha-ching to make it onto their roster. Knowing…

Il Covo Restaurant in West Hollywood: A Decadent Den of Dating Diners, Italian Cocktails and Truffle Ravioli

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It wasn’t supposed to be date night. As far as bf and I were concerned he was just accompanying me on a hosted dinner at Sean MacPherson and Jared Meisler’s (Jones, Roger Room) newish West Hollywood Italian restaurant, Il Covo. But then the hostess lead us to a corner table on the candlelit patio. All the surrounding tables were taken up by cooing, starry-eyed couples. Basket-weaved lanterns swung gently from the trees. Sexy music filled the air. It was all so romantic.

Tales of the Cocktail 2011 Bar Room Brawl People’s Champion: Roger Room + Cocktail Recipes

Roger Room's Damian Windsor by Caroline on Crack

So maybe LA missed out on a couple of awards at this year’s Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards (Best American Cocktail Bar and American Bartender of the Year) but the boys of Roger Room in West Hollywood brought back the People’s Champion award for Moet Hennessy USA’s 2011 Bar Room Brawl, one of the…

Vodvil: Never-Ending Game Night in West Hollywood

When I first heard about Vodvil, I just didn’t get it. In its press release the brand-new bar/restaurant on Fairfax Avenue was described as a “sexy and smart new entertainment venue offering game night for grown-ups.” Heh? So naturally come preview night I had to check it out. And, I’m glad I did because no…

Le Posh Spa Tasting: Free Spa, Champagne, Appetizers

A spa on Sunset Boulevard is usually a pretty chichi deal. And you know if it’s called Le Posh Salon it’s especially so. This one boasts a VIP suite, a yoga studio, a red carpet spa package and a microdermabrasion treatment that uses diamond-embedded tips. Fan- cee! Yeah, it’s not something I can hope to…

Roger Room’s New Spring Cocktail Menu Is Here

Springtime is nearly here and you know what that means: new spring cocktail menus! Damian Windsor of the Roger Room sent me his brand-new list and it looks soo yummy! He plays with Chinese black tea, star anise, crushed strawberries and Aperol orange liqueur. For his new seasonal menu, Damian said he was inspired to…

The Eveleigh: Liquid Brunch & Hangover Cures

As someone who’s not into scenes, look-at-me-ness or celebutards, I avoid the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood like I do babies and questionable rashes on people. But when a publicist used my two favorite words (“brunch” and “cocktails”) in her pitch to entice me to check out The Eveleigh (“eh-ver-lee”) — a newish restaurant by…

Comme Ca's New Hourglass Happy Hour: $6 Cocktails, $8 Poutine

West Hollywood restaurant Comme Ca has been praised for its excellent cocktails but its tiny bar area was such a turnoff for the happy hour set. Fortunately, that may change with this remodel. Now drinkers have more elbow room with dining tables cleared away to make space for bar-dedicated tables. No more of this crowding…