Tag Archive: Steve Livigni

Giveaway: Tickets to LA Magazine’s Caroline on Crack 10th Blogiversary Party

This August marked the 10th anniversary of this blog Caroline on Crack. To put that in perspective, I remember when Sprinkles first started the cupcake craze in L.A., when Seven Grand first opened, and when the Kogi BBQ food truck first hit the streets. That’s a decade of drinking, eating and blogging in L.A. It’s…

Where To Find the Cocktails at 3rd Annual Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Grant Achatz by Caroline on Crack

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival has always been more about the wine than cocktails. It’s in its name after all. But with cocktails now moving up in the esteem of foodies, restaurants and chefs, the annual festival has made sure to incorporate delicious drinks and bartenders more into its festivities. Yayy! And if…

LA Street Food Fest’s Booze Situation + Its Caroline on Crack-Approved Bars

LA Street Food Fest Julian Cox by Caroline on Crack

For the 4th Annual LA Street Food Fest, which takes place this coming Saturday the 29th at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, I’m proud to announce a new feature: “Caroline on Crack”-approved bars! What does that even mean? It means that you can be assured that you’re getting the best cocktails from some of the best bars…

Montage’s 10 Pound Turns Into a Mezcaleria for One Night Only

Mezcal at Dusk guest bartender Steve Livigni by Caroline on Crack

If you happen to have $1,000 kicking around your bank account and no plans for tomorrow night, Chase Foundation‘s intimate charity event “Mezcal at Dusk” happens to have eight tickets still up for grabs. The 75-person capacity shindig will turn the Montage’s luxurious Macallan bar, £10 (10 Pound), into a mezcaleria for the evening. Party…

Winners of Last Night’s Carpano Antica Formula Video Awards

Award show crowd from the podium by Caroline on Crack

The inaugural Carpano Antica Formula Video Awards, an award show featuring Fernet Branca and Carpano Antica-highlighted videos by bartenders, were last night. With six categories and 37 videos to cover in two hours, the show was a bit of a booze-infused but PG-13 whirlwind in spite of emcee Dan “The Imbiber” Dunn manning the helm….

Favorite Bites and Sips at Angeleno’s Live and Dine LA 2012

Cooks County's huckleberry meringue by Caroline on Crack

Every year Angeleno Magazine celebrates the recipients of its restaurant awards at its Live & Dine LA event at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, and every year it’s one of my most favorite food fests because of the location, the excellent selection of food and drink and its easy breeziness as it’s never…

Bon Appetit Los Angeles Grub Crawl Cocktail Roundup + Recipes

Spare Room's Naomi Schimek by Caroline on Crack

Last weekend Bon Appetit teamed up with Belvedere Vodka and Chase Sapphire to kick off its inaugural Bon Appetit Los Angeles Grub Crawl, one of only three cities hosting the food tours. The other two cities being Brooklyn and New Orleans. For L.A. they broke the city down into three food tour areas: Downtown, Hollywood/West…

42 Fancy Pants Cocktails Debut at Santa Monica’s Melisse

Melisse molecular Zombie by Caroline on Crack

Cocktailing has just gotten even fancier. Yup, dust off your monocle, it’s now right up there with schmancy wine drinking. I kid, but in what appears to be a really slow-growing trend in L.A., Melisse restaurant in Santa Monica can now count itself among the ranks of Michelin two-star restaurants in the city with an…

Pour Vous: 6 Myths About New Parisian-Themed Cocktail Bar + Complete Cocktail Menu

Dave Fernie, Lindsay Nader and Pablo Moix by Caroline on Crack

Pour Vous, the new Parisian-themed bar by the Houston Brothers (La Descarga, Harvard & Stone) on Melrose, opened its door to the public last night. And I have to admit I was a little intimidated in going there after reading the bar’s tweets about how one must dress sharp and arrive early to better one’s…

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…