Tag Archive: whiskey

Tonight: Pablo Moix Does Tiki at Harvard & Stone's R&D Bar

For cocktail enthusiasts, it’s all about the back bar action at new East Hollywood bar Harvard & Stone where there’s a fresh new cocktail menu every night. “The point to the back is R&D [research & development],  to have fun and push the limit,” said H&S mixologist Pablo Moix. And every month a new spirit…

Launch of Bigfoot Lodge West’s New 80-Whiskey List

This Saturday, Bigfoot Lodge West in Culver City/Palms is launching a brand-new cocktail menu and whiskey list. “But didn’t they just open? What’s with a new list already?” you may ask, and yes they opened just over a year ago. But this new whiskey list boasts to have “the biggest small batch bourbon selection and…

Q&A With Bobby Green, Co-Owner of The Thirsty Crow

Last week Silver Lake’s newest bourbon bar, The Thirsty Crow, opened its doors to a neighborhood eager to say good-bye to former occupant, Stinkers Truck Stop. Now, in the place of steaming skunk butts there are antique wall sconces, beer cans are cleared away for a bourbon barrel and the trucker-themed cocktails like the Diesel…

Blog Bite: $4 Buffalo Trace, $5 Sazerac Rye at Bigfoot Lodge West

Stopped by the Bigfoot Lodge West for my friend Shelley’s celebratory cocktail hour. We’re celebrating her getting into UCLA med school. She had confused this Bigfoot with the Atwater one which has a happy hour. This one doesn’t but fortunately on Monday nights it IS whiskey lover night. Meaning we have our choice of a…

Drunken Army LA Tweetup at Bar Food

Ten HUT! Drinkers! The Drunken Army is taking new recruits this Thursday. Only serious drinkers need apply because we’ll weed out the lily-livered with some good ol’ whiskey drinking at Bar Food in Brentwood. No mixers here as the bar is armed with only a whiskey list. What’s the Drunken Army, you ask? Eyes forward,…

Macallan Party at W Los Angeles: Gourmet Ice, $15K Scotch & Live Tweeting

I have sipped the ambrosia of the gods, the elixir of luuuve that is known as the $15,000 57-year-old Macallan poured out of a Lalique crystal decanter. And now I can die. I was lucky enough to wet my lips on this sweet, albeit expensive, golden nectar thanks to Michel Dozois of Neve Ice. His…

Trip 'Round the World for $35: Copa d'Oro's Whiskey Flight

The other night as my bf and I were enjoying his birthday dinner at JiRaffe in Santa Monica, he mentioned how he really wanted a bottle of really good whiskey to keep at his own place. You know, since I insisted that the bottle of Macallan 12 that I gave him for Christmas stay at…

Top 10 Favorite Cocktails of 2009

As another year ends, I’m left to reflect on this year’s many cocktail adventures (see my map of Fave LA Bars of 2009). Much to my joy, many new cool bars opened up in 2009 and most were instant favorites like Copa d’Oro, Roger Room and the Tar Pit. And I’ve sampled many a cocktail…

Cheers, Slainte, Kampai: Whisky Live Los Angeles

Whisky enthusiasts, bourbon aficionados and fans of all the Glens will be swarming the Santa Monica Auditorium next Tuesday for the first Whisky Live in L.A. Up until now, this whisky expo has taken place everywhere but here — Paris, Barcelona, New York. It’s about time! And to think I was so sad about not…