Tag Archives: Cocktails

Full service cocktails and bites at Murph’s in Sherman Oaks

 The Valley has a new cocktail joint to call it’s own. Once Mad Bull Tavern, now transformed into a kitsch service station called Murph’s. Richard DiSisto (Tipple & Brine, Tunnel Bar) has created quite the foodie and booze destination in his new Ventura Blvd spot. Tom LaBonge even stopped by to officially declare the opening. […]

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Next Door Lounge and the new menu from Food Network Star Nikki Martin

 As if they needed it, LA Weekly’s Best Speakeasy in Los Angeles got a little food makeover while you weren’t looking. The completely revamped menu from Food Network Star Nikki Martin makes The Next Door Lounge all that much better. Not only that, the cocktail menu got a Summer refresh from head barman Zac Henry […]

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Morningstar & Sanguinetti Pop-up at Santa Anita for Preakness

 The Chandelier Room at the Santa Anita Racetrack is class and sophistication re-mastered at the historical SGV racing spot. We first got a tour the space before it’s launch last year and it is truly an amazing transformation that has taken place at the decades old race track. It’s a space usually reserved for members […]

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The 1st annual Los Angeles Spirits Expo is coming to DTLA

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. The first annual Los Angeles Spirits Expo is coming to downtown Los Angeles on May 9-10, 2014. The trade and consumer event will bring together craft spirit distillers, bartenders, bottlers, label makers, and the public for two days of seminars, tastings, and panel discussions at LA Center Studios. Exhibitors […]

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Get your Italian roots at Scopa in Venice

 It’s no secret that those behind the new Italian spot in Venice known as Scopa Italian Roots know a thing or two about the hospitality industry. Between Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix, there aren’t many fails as far as we’re concerned. Swoon much? Yes, maybe. But for a good reason. What they’ve built with chef […]

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Grilling up Vagabond at The Famous

Burgers are a simple creation. Meat, bun, veggies, dressing. It’s easy right? McDonalds created a multi-billion dollar empire off that simple idea. Yet I can’t tell you how many BAD burgers we’ve had over the past few years. It should be simple equation but restaurants often fall short, rarely paying attention to the quality of […]

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Hot and Buttered with Shellback Rum

The Shellback rum-making process begins with harvesting of select Caribbean sugarcane. It’s then taken to a nearby distillery and pressed into molasses, which is the base used to fermented into rum. Yeast is introduced to the molasses in special fermenting tanks, yielding wort, which is then distilled to produce rum! Twelve secret spices sourced from […]

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Public Kitchen & Bar – Restaurants for Relief

The Roosevelt Hotel and Public Kitchen & Bar are putting together a charity night of fine food and cocktails to help raise funds for the tsunami and earthquake victims in Japan. Executive Chef Tim Goodell along with other notable L.A.-based chefs and restaurants including Nobu Matsuhisa, Wolfgang Puck, Mako Tanaka, and Hideo Yamashiro will be […]

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Spring Menu Preview at The Tar Pit

After a quick twitter update that Chef Mark Peel would be in the kitchen at The Tar Pit previewing a few items off his new seasonal spring menu, we headed for the art deco inspired bar and restaurant. The Tar Pit first came to popularity not only from Peel’s long standing reputation of Los Angeles […]

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Master Cognac Cocktails at The Varnish

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Saturday February 5th from 5-7pm. Cognac is the foundation of many classic cocktails. Learn how to mix and match and impress your friends at your next swanky house par-tay during Master Cognac Cocktails at The Varnish on Saturday February 5th from 5-7pm. Learn how to make a Sidecar […]

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