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The Unofficial World’s End 12-Bar Hollywood Pub Crawl

World's End Photo Credit: Laurie Sparham / Focus Features

Actor/writer Simon Pegg and writer/director Edgar Wright have teamed up once again to save the world in The World’s End. This time it’s not from zombies (Shaun of the Dead) but aliens, in the midst of an epic pub crawl of course. Naturally I’m so excited about this movie and have been inspired to create…

Everything I Drank This Week: From Lardo-Washed Bourbon to Barrel-Aged Brooklyn

Beer, bourbon & bacon cocktail by Caroline on Crack

My liver sorta took a little break this week as the drinking was lighter than it usually is considering I didn’t have any events to go to. But I did still manage to get some good hits in, from fall-inspired sweet potato cocktails to barrel-aged classics. And surprisingly it seems that bacon-washed bourbons are making…

What Formosa Cafe Regulars Drink: Before & After the Remodel

Formosa Cafe's Midori Sour by Caroline on Crack

New Formosa Cafe bar manager Kate Grutman, formerly of Sotto, wants the regulars at the Hollywood landmark to know that she’s not the devil. She took over the cocktail program there much to the chagrin of the folks who have been patronizing the bar for years, some even decades. “If I even see a jigger,…