Tag Archive: bartenders

2nd Annual Korean Barbecue Cook-off and Soju Mix-Off

Of course you want to go to the Korean American Coalition’s 2nd Annual Korean Barbecue Cook-Off this Saturday, August 7 in Koreatown. Come on, it’ll feature the top KBBQ restaurants in LA, like Park’s BBQ, Soowan Galbi and Ham Ji Park and sexy Chef Ludo and not-so-sexy Jonathan Gold will be among the judges who…

Table20.com's Best Bartender Contest: Who's Your Favorite LA Bartender?

You hear me prattle on and on about my favorite bartenders in Los Angeles, but who are yours? Wait, don’t tell me here, rather nominate them on Table20.com and you will have a chance to win this one fabulous prize — dinner for four at Lazy Ox Canteen, dinner for two at Takami Sushi &…

How To Order a Drink at the Edison's Radio Room, & Last Night's Recap

By 10:45pm, I was done. My friend Dre and I had sat on the same bar stools at the Edison’s uber-packed Radio Room night since 8 but at this point we (read: me) were tired of getting leaned on by drunk girls, projectile flirted over by drunk girls and spilled on by drunk girls as…

Win Tickets to The Edison's Radio Room, Free Drinks & Reserved Table

**********CONTEST CLOSED************ Have you always wanted to check out the fabulous Radio Room night at the Edison downtown but have an aversion to cover charges? I feel ya, that’s why I was ecstatic when Dan Cox of Dan Cox PR offered me a pair of VIP tickets to give away to one of my lucky…

A Closer Peek at First & Hope Supper Club

Earlier this week I had a chance to check out the not-yet-opened First & Hope Supper Club thanks to Aidan Demarest, its cocktail consultant, who was hosting a Pernod absinthe event for a bunch of journalists. Apparently the party guests started off at the Varnish and then were taken via horse-drawn carriages up the long…

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…

Top 10 Favorite Cocktails of 2009

As another year ends, I’m left to reflect on this year’s many cocktail adventures (see my map of Fave LA Bars of 2009). Much to my joy, many new cool bars opened up in 2009 and most were instant favorites like Copa d’Oro, Roger Room and the Tar Pit. And I’ve sampled many a cocktail…

The Tar Pit: Swanky Times Are Here Again

We were going to crash the Tar Pit‘s press party no matter what. It was essentially a sneaky peek of the brand-new La Brea Avenue bar by famed mixologist Audrey Saunders (Pegu Club, NYC) and chef Mark Peel and Jay Perrin (Campanile). And this would be a hot ticket as press was swirling the Interwebs…

The Edison's Radio Room Featuring the No. 1 Bartender in the World

This month’s Radio Room at the Edison is just around the corner and check out what goodies you have to look forward to by guest mixologists, Jeffrey Morganthaler of Portland, Oregon, and John Lermayer, Travel and Leisure Magazine‘s No. 1 Bartender in the World. Cocktail Menu of the Evening ($14 each): Allspice Sour: Hudson River…

The Edison's Radio Room: Tonight Featuring Las Vegas/San Francisco Mixologists

Tonight’s Radio Room aka “speakeasy night with guest starring bartenders” at the Edison downtown features Amanda Gager from Las Vegas and Jacqueline “Jackie” Patterson from San Francisco who, in addition to making fab cocktails at Heaven’s Dog, is recently known for creating a cocktail to pair with a cocktail dress! Noice! And here’s their menu…