Sweet On Sherry

Over the last 30 years, wine has become an integral element of the American dining experience.  Its popularity soared in the 1980’s when the “upwardly mobile” splashed cash to impressContinue ReadingContinue Reading

RH@ANDAZ: It’s A Riot!

Everyone in Hollywood has a few scandalous skeletons in their proverbial closets.  The newly remodeled Andaz Hotel once earned the nickname “Riot Hyatt” in the golden era of glamour rock,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

LA Blogger Prom: Party Like Its 1989…

Of course I said, “like, totally” when girl-about-town CarolineOnCrack invited me to be part of the Cheesy 80’s Blogger Prom committee. Considering my own prom(s) actually were in the 80’s,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

The Tasting Kitchen: Day XVII (Venice, CA)

It was a simple Friday night plan: a nice drink followed by a light dinner in a lively atmosphere close to home.  We stopped into Gjelina for a pre-meal drink.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

THE BELMONT: Takes the Edge Off

Smack dab in the middle of La Cienega’s restaurant (and nightclub) row, The Belmont Cafe offers a great deal for any end-of-the-day or end-of-a-long-fun-night appetite. Happy Hour runs daily fromContinue ReadingContinue Reading

National Tequila Day: July 24

Shake up some "south of the border" fun for National Tequila Day in these L.A. hotspots: Copa d’Oro Sip on a bevy of tequila based cocktails such as Rhode IslandContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Tales Hopping

Tales of the Cocktail is one part party, one part educational intensive. For people giving seminars, managing clients, throwing the parties, writing articles or any combination thereof, it is alsoContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Bigfoot Lodge West: A Mountain Man-Worthy Retreat for Beach Dwellers

Westside Whiskey lovers rejoice!  You don’t have to drive all the way to downtown to get some brown spirit lovin’.  The brand new Bigfoot Lodge West has brought them toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BAR FOOD: Please Your (Hungry) Inner Child

Remember the excitement you felt as a kid, when your team won the big game, or you discovered that special prize at the bottom of your Cracker Jacks? Thanks toContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Karlssons: Silky Swedish Potato Vodka

I am one of those people who feels that every spirit deserves attention.  In the realm of classic cocktails, there are those who feel that vodka should be overlooked becauseContinue ReadingContinue Reading