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Drinking and Learning at LA Times’ The Taste: Cocktail Confidential

LA Times Cocktail Confidential by Caroline on Crack

Good thing Sunday is Labor Day Eve as LA Times event, The Taste’s Cocktail Confidential, will not only be hosted by the likes of LA Times nightlife writer Jessica Gelt (that girl can put ’em away) and mixologist Matthew Biancaniello but will feature several demos by some of Los Angeles’ top bartenders. Here’s the schedule…

Tomorrow: Playa Rivera’s Last Drink Deals Ever

Playa's Beer and a Ball cocktail by Caroline on Crack

You probably heard by now that after two years restaurant Playa in Mid-City will be hosting its last service tomorrow. Tomorrow! Bill Chait and Chef John Sedlar will close the restaurant and then retool it in the hopes of reopening it all refreshed and new in a few weeks. But tomorrow night, they’re inviting everyone…

Playa Rivera Debuts New Mexi-China Cocktails by Julian Cox and Jeremy Lake

5 Spice Sangrita courtesy of Playa Rivera

Playa cocktail duo Julian Cox and Jeremy Lake teamed up to create “Mexi-China” cocktails to pair with Chef John Sedlar’s new menu which focuses on a fusion of Baja and Cantonese cooking. Said Jeremy Lake of his menu, “Whether it be the fresh, tart juices in the Chinese 5 Spice sangrita…or the bubbly effervescence and…