Tag Archive: Hollywood

Bowling, Cocktail Punch, Connect Four: Spare Room’s Taste of the Nation Benefit

***CONTEST CLOSED*** You know how I was going on and on about how fun it was to bowl, play board games and drink cocktail punches at the Spare Room in Hollywood? Well, now’s your chance to give it a try. I’m hosting a benefit with SR’s Aidan Demarest there next Thursday, May 26th from 6…

Blog Bite: Library Bar's Jamaican Waiting Punch

OK I just blogged about a bar at Hollywood Roosevelt but this little tidbit I couldn’t keep to myself. You know how the long wait for a well-done cocktail is a necessary evil? Sometimes you have to wait up to 30 minutes to get a good drink. Can be a pain in the ass when…

Spare Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt: Bowl Like a Billionaire, Drink Like a Sailor

If you’ve shied away from Hollywood nightlife before because clubbing isn’t your thing, The Spare Room, cocktail bar/bowling alley, at the Hollywood Roosevelt might just be able to entice you over to the blingy side. Yes, they have bowling at what is surely the fanciest alley you’ve ever seen, and that includes Lucky Strikes. Meant…

Bartender Mentor No. 1: Matthew Biancaniello of Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar

It’s no secret how much I love cocktails but the ugly truth is I really have no idea how to make them, except a Manhattan, that is. So I figured why not enlist the help of my bartender friends to teach me how to make my own damn drink for a change? Forget bartending school!…

Hemingway's Lounge: New Spring Cocktail Menu Debuts

Heads up, in celebration of beautiful springtime in SoCal Hemingway’s Lounge in Hollywood will debut its new seasonal cocktail menu courtesy of barsmith, Alex Straus, on April 12. Nothing says springtime like cherries and Chardonnay. “Basically, when I think of spring I think fresh, vegetable smells and refreshing drinks,” says Alex. And let’s face it,…

Go Burger’s Milkshakes Bring All the Drunks to the Yard

Another burger joint opens in L.A., no big deal, I thought. But when it involves adult milkshakes it’s a huuge deal. At least to me. Spiked shakes are all that is good and right with the world, combining my favorites of creamy ice cream and booze. I’ve had 8 oz.’s off-the-menu cocktail shake, Kitchen 24’s…

Library Bar's New Beer Cocktail: Name It and Win Free Drinks

I’ve wanted to like beer cocktails. I mean, come on, the best of both worlds. But, alas, I just have no interest in Irish Car Bombs anymore. I know, guess that means I’m ollld. In any case, when I visited Matthew Biancaniello at Hollywood Roosevelt’s Library Bar over the weekend, he showed me his reinvented…

Hot Party Tonight: The Sriracha Cookbook Release at Blue Palms Brewhouse

So my New Year’s resolution for my blog was to cut down on event postings but I just had to let you know about this party tonight. It’s a book release shindig for The Sriracha Cookbook and it’s going to be at Blue Palms Brewhouse! Not only will there be a special spicy menu in…

Hemingway’s Lounge’s Winter Menu: He Said, She Said Cocktail Review

Looking around Hemingway’s Lounge, a new Hollywood bar marked by high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, wall of old typewriters, and artwork, I half expect the big guy himself to be sitting at one end of the bar mumbling and nursing a daiquiri (recipe for the Papa Dobles, a daiquiri created for and named after Papa Hemingway)….

10 Tips on How To Throw an Awesome Blogger Prom

Word on the Tweet says that last week’s 2010 Blogger Prom: Hollywood Confidential at Yamashiro was a smashing success. And while the glamorously dressed blogger attendees that night enjoyed the beautiful venue, the yummy nosh, tasty drinks and each other’s company and thanked us for putting on such an event, they might not really know…