Tag Archive: Thirsty in LA

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….

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…

LA Weekly Web Awards 2012: Best Bar Blogger

So something pretty cool happened to me this week: This past Wednesday I was fortunate enough to pick up an award for Best Bar Blogger at the 2012 LA Weekly Web Awards party. For those following along, this is my third Web award after the two from 2009. One of my favorite drinking buddies, Thirsty…

Bartender Mia Sarazen Takes Over The Churchill Cocktail Program in West Hollywood

Rye 2 Ways by Eugene Lee

When West Hollywood gastropub The Churchill first opened in October 2011, I wanted to like it. But, big problem, the cocktails just weren’t doing it for me. The beverage director back then hailed from sister location, Hudson House, and had concocted this cocktail list of uber sweet and overcomplicated drinks. So unsurprisingly, I haven’t been…

3rd Annual LA Craft Beer Crawl-Turned-Drunken Dash

Cari Hah downing beer at Las Perlas by Caroline on Crack

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer This past Saturday, Beer Chicks Hallie Beaune and Christina Perozzi welcomed 2,000 eager beer drinkers to their 3rd Annual L.A. Craft Beer Crawl, co-hosted by 213 Nightlife in Downtown. Fortunately, I was able to finagle my way into the VIP portion of the crawl which limited attendance to a…