Tag Archive: Justin Pike

Everything I Drank This Week: Fernet Luge to Magic Cocktails

Kentucky Bubblebath by Caroline on Crack

Cocktail log, stardate 2012.127: (I’ve always wanted to say that.) This week’s drinking adventures took me from an avant-garde cocktail class at SAAM to a Fernet luge at Cole’s to magic cocktails by Magic Castle bartenders. Saturday During a hosted look-see at the redone Caulfield’s Bar and Dining Room in Thompson Beverly Hills, Beverage Manager…

Art Beyond the Glass: Top LA Bartenders Show Off for Charity

Art by the Glass illustration by Dave Stolte

Art Beyond the Glass, a charity event which takes place this Sunday at Hollywood’s Sadie Kitchen & Lounge, promises to be the L.A. cocktail event of the year. Not only is it a rare opportunity to see some of your favorite bartender all-stars showing off their artistic skills for a worthy charity, Inner-City Arts, but…

How To Make Watermelon White Pepper Shrub by Tasting Kitchen’s Justin Pike + Favorite Shrub Cocktails

Playa's A Vicious Rumor by Caroline on Crack

If you’re an extra observant drinker, you may have noticed this thing called “shrub” popping up on more and more cocktail menus around town. No, it’s not an actual bush in your drink, but rather a sweet and tart tincture or syrup made from a process that originated from ye olden times (aka Colonial America)….

Announcing Table 20's Finalists for LA's Best Bartender Competition

May I present the best of the best in L.A. bartending: the finalists for Table 20’s LA’s Best Bartender Competition: Joe Brooke, Next Door Lounge – People’s Choice Justin Pike, Tasting Kitchen – Judges’ Selection Brian Summer, Harvard & Stone – Karlsson’s Cocktail Challenge Winner Devon Tarby, The Varnish – Judges’ Selection Daniel Zacharczuk, Bar…