Tag Archive: Jaymee Mandeville

This Weekend: Dirty Dance-a-Long, Fred Segal Sale, Firestone Walker Beer Belly Takeover

Dirty Dancing

Squee! It’s already the first weekend of the summer! How are you going to spend it? Friday, June 22 Fred Segal Santa Monica Sale From now through July 3, Fred Segal Santa Monica will host its first ever summer sale where selected fashions, home furnishings, accessories and footwear from stores Fred Segal Eyes, Ron Robinson,…

This Weekend: Golden Road Beer Dinner, Princess Bride Cocktails, Shake Your Cachacas

CopterCat is here to rescue your weekend! Thursday, June 14 Golden Road Brewing Beer Dinner at Tin Roof Bistro A great way to enjoy your favorite beers is while paired with some tasty vittles. Golden Road Brew and Tin Roof Bistro are joining forces to host a beer dinner where GRB’s brews will be paired…

Cocktail Social Calendar: Sangrita Kickoff Party at Neat, Guest Tiki Series at Spare Room, Mirabelle $2 Cocktail

Marcos Tello by Caroline on Crack

Usually I save events for my weekend roundups but these cocktail events take place this week, starting tonight! Tonight 5-7pm: Boozeday Tuesday Kicks Off at Ford’s Filling Station Mixologist Joel Black (Comme Ca, Three Clubs) has taken over the cocktail program at this Culver City gastropub and is bringing the booze. Every week, starting tonight,…

Drago Centro’s Spring Cocktail Menu: Smoky Negroni, Tomato-less Bloody Mary, Floral Vesper

Drago Centro's Jaymee Mandeville by Caroline on Crack

The new Drago Centro spring cocktail menu created by bar manager/mixologist Jaymee Mandeville takes the downtown Italian restaurant’s cocktail program in a new direction. Namely, away from former beverage director Michael Shearin’s sweettooth. After Shearin’s departure, Jaymee was free to explore savory and bitter ingredients, and in turn has created something for every palate. Looking…

Spring Drinking: Roundup of Spring Cocktails in LA

Roger Room's Jason Bran by Caroline on Crack

Spring is in the air. Huzzah! Sure, we Angelenos have been lucky enough to not have to suffer through any drawn-out winter storms but rather some minor wet inconveniences and that annoying time change. Still, it’s nice to be able to sit at rooftop and poolside bars again, no? To celebrate, bartenders across our city…

Cocktail Destination Picks From dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week

Mia Sarazen by Caroline on Crack

dineLA’s January 2012 Restaurant Week starts next week January 22. Have you made your reservations yet? In its 5th year, the annual food event has over 300 restaurants participating so lots of great places to choose from. And because of that it can be a bit overwhelming. But I figured I’d try and help by…

Drago Centro Debuts New Winter Cocktail Menu

Los Angeles may be over those lame below-75-degree temperatures but Drago Centro downtown has just debuted its new winter cocktail menu created by Drago Centro’s beverage director Michael Shearin and head bartender Jaymee Mandeville. It features some hits like the comforting hot buttered rummy January Jones and some misses like the mouthwash-green Watcher in the…

Drago Centro’s New Fall Cocktail Menu for $8 Today

Downtown’s Drago Centro launches its new fall cocktail menu (created by┬áBeverage Director Michael Shearin and Head Bartender Jaymee Mandeville) tonight. So all night tonight, you get a chance to get first taste for only $8. The cocktails here usually run about $12 each. Here’s the menu with some of my tasting notes as I was…