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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…

Favorite Sips & Bites of 6th Annual Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Pebble Beach Food & Wine Tyler Florence's bone marrow by Caroline on Crack

Annual food event Pebble Beach Food & Wine is a haven for any well-to-do foodist (and the occasional lucky blogger). It’s where celebrity chefs from around the country show off their best dishes and acclaimed winemakers their best vino via the various dinners, parties and seminars. Since this was my first time at PBFW, I…

Where To Drink Well on St. Patrick’s Day: Craft Cocktails & Beer

Short-Order St. Patrick's Day cocktails (Photo by RyanTanaka2013)

If you’re like me and detest green-tinged beer or frat drinks named after a terrorist act (yeah, I’m old), then perhaps you’ll appreciate this roundup of where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for some quality boozing. I’m talking craft cocktails, craft beer and beer floats. Just because it’s an alcoholiday doesn’t mean you gotta drink…

White Russians in L.A. To Celebrate 15 Years of The Dude Abiding

Cole's White Russian by Caroline on Crack

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of The Big Lebowski today (I feel so old), I thought I’d share some of my favorite White Russians available in L.A. Now, I was never a hard-core fan of the movie featuring everyone’s favorite bathrobed anti-hero but count me the number-one fan of this creamy, coffee concoction. In…

Valentine Cocktails: What & Where To Drink in LA, Single or Not

Valentine cocktail: elit by Stoli martini for two by Caroline on Crack

If you’re like me, Valentine’s Day usually drives you to drink. Singles are basically made to feel like pariahs thanks to its inescapable PDA-filled commercialism and couples are stressed out over the prospect of overpriced dinners and boxes of chocolates. Well, I say, KISS. Keep it simple, stupid (I don’t really think you’re stupid), and…

Behind the Bartender: LA Magazine Digest’s LA Bartender Q&As

The Famous' Nick Vitulli by Caroline on Crack

Ever wanted to know more about your favorite LA bartender, beyond the fact that they make a damn fine cocktail? Follow along on my bartender Q&A series on Los Angeles Magazine’s Digest blog, “Behind the Bartender.” It’s not your usual Q&A (those bore me!). Rather it’s just quick questions like “What’s your hidden talent?” and…

My 50 Favorite Cocktails of 2012

49 The Eveleigh's Cynar Julep by Caroline on Crack

I had a lot to do today but for some reason I felt compelled to do this post. 2012 was a kickass awesome year for me. I went to Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans and Portland Cocktail Week for the first time, got a nice LA Weekly Web Award, my Drink Here app…

New Year’s Roundups Galore: Parties, Hangover Brunches, More

New Year's Day hike with Mya by Caroline on Crack

OK, I was gonna do a roundup of New Year’s Eve parties and dinners in LA but, damn, there are already a lot of them out there. So here’s a roundup of NYE roundups, ha! Plus, cuz I care,  some extra stuff like a roundup of hangover brunches stumbling distance from you. By the way,…

End of the World Party Roundup: We’re All Gonna Die Anyway

I was gonna do a weekend roundup but since it’s supposed to be the end of the world tomorrow (again) according to the media (for the Mayans, it’s just the end of a key phase on the Mayan calendar), why bother? So here’s a bunch of doomsday parties to get your freak on. One. Last. Time….

LA Weekend Events December 6 to 9: New Magic Castle Cocktails, Zombie Dinner, Neat’s Holiday Party

The first weekend of December and it’s already crazy! You could either take this time to get your holiday shopping done early OR do one or all of these LA weekend events. Thursday, December 6 Sneak Peek of Magic Castle Cocktail Menu at Sadie Joshua Lucas (The Writer’s Room) and Jordan Gold will be performing…