Category: Cocktails

  • Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival

    Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival

    Last night, LA Magazine held its first Whiskey Festival at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.  With over a dozen distillers including Balvenie, Four Roses, Glenmorangie, Kikori, it was quite an opportunity to try some really incredible whiskey, scotch, bourbon, and rye.

  • Sips & Sweets 2015 by LA Weekly

    Sips & Sweets 2015 by LA Weekly

    LA Weekly‘s second annual Sips & Sweets festival took place at Magic Box, part of The REEF complex, on Saturday, December 12, 2015.  The event featured 20+ “Sweets” purveyors and nearly as many “Sips” mixologists and bartenders.  I tried plenty of amazing drinks and treats, and below were some of my favorites.

  • Ceviche Project at Skybar

    Ceviche Project at Skybar

    Last month, I experienced one of those “only in L.A.” moments that I’ve encountered just a handful of times since moving to the left coast over a decade ago.  I found myself at Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel in the heart of West Hollywood, surrounded by beautiful people, enjoying gorgeous seafood paired with fancy cocktails.  […]

  • Umami Burger’s Tasting Menu

    Umami Burger’s Tasting Menu

    Last month, I was invited to try Umami Burger‘s 9-Course Tasting Menu challenge!  I gathered up three poker buddies and descended on Umami’s Hollywood location on a cloudy Saturday afternoon.  Two and a half hours later, we had worked our way through 3 appetizers, 8 burgers, 3 full-sized cocktails, and 2 small pours each of […]