A Mezcal fueled menu at The Foundry on Melrose

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Chef Eric Greenspan and his flagship restaurant, The Foundry in West Hollywood are synonymous for pushing the envelope when it comes to creating trendsetting culinary art with soulful flavors and personality to match. So it was no surprise that the talented Foundry team would embark on a special dinner pairing menu featuring exclusive high-end artisanal Mezcals from Mexico that just got greenlighted for import to the United States.

Experience the 2012 Olympic Games “Go for Gold” cocktail from Wolfgang Puck

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In celebration of upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London, WP24 Restaurant and Lounge by Wolfgang Puck at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is offering a “Go for Gold” cocktail. This $24 cocktail created by Beverage Director Klaus Puck, features classic English Oxley gin, rosemary from the hotel’s on-site rooftop cocktail garden, lemon and 24K gold flakes. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cocktail will be donated to the Special Olympics non-profit organization. The cocktail will be available July 27 through the end of August.

Nic’s Beverly Hills Goes Poolside for the LA Regional Food Bank

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Nic’s owner and founder Larry Nicola has been labeled “The Vodkateur” for his extensive knowledge of this distilled spirit that takes many forms and labels. His 28˚ F VODBOX is known around the world and pays homage to the Kremlin’s “Red Square” where Poolside guests sported custom faux fur coats and matching Trapper’s hats by Hudson Designs

LA Cocktail Classic Farm to Glass Mixology 101

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It takes a village effort to produce a mixology event here in Los Angeles and fortunately the talented veteran event producer Dan Silberstein from Drink Eat Play showcased his version the LA Cocktail Classic to a captive Downtown Los Angeles audience at the beautiful and historic Saint Vibiana Cathedral with over 200 liquor brands coupled with mixologists showcasing the best of the Farm to Glass movement that hit the mainstream cocktail world in 2011. Some of the evenings talent providing demonstrations included; Marcos Tello, Matt Biancaniello, Lindsay Nader, and Joe Swifka just to name a few. We have broken down the best of the best of artisan cocktail essentials for making over your liquor cabinet so that you can bring it up to date with current trends in time for summer.

LA Goes Loco for Pink Taco Tuesday

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By Adam Rubenstein LA doesn’t need an excuse to eat tacos or does it? Well that depends on who you talk to and if they are a die-hard “Taco Tuesday” fanatic. We recently visited Pink Taco in Century City to get the skinny on their version of “Taco Tuesday” and experience it’s authenticity for ourselves. […]

A perfect pairing at Fab’s Corner Cucina featuring Shai Cellars

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The recently remodeled, Fab’s Corner Cucina, is one of the best Italian restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. The culinary team at Fab’s sources the best farm-fresh ingredients and also supports independent winemakers and has extensive wine list and a unique blend of craft beers on tap as well.

Experiencing the Sweet & Savory world of 5 of LA’s great Pastry Chefs at Breadbar

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Known for the tastes and smells of fresh baked buns and…

Saddle Peak Lodge “the Saturday SIP” at Cielo’s Outdoor Winebar

Every little thing “saddle peak lodge” does is magic. The location is both rustic and majestic and the menu offers an escape from some of the ordinary California Cuisine that most Angelinos are accustomed too. Since everyone needs an excuse to participate in a Saturday “SIP”, why not spend your Saturday with Cielo Farms and the Saddle Peak Lodge. That is literally like “killing 2 birds with one stone.”

Boneyard Bistro Revisted | Now serving up LA’s best Brews and BBQ

Behind door #1 lies the bistro lounge that people have come to love for the bbq platters, burgers and signature dishes, while the newly unveiled “gastropub lounge” is fully equipped with 42 draft beer selections(plus extensive bottled beer selections) and its simple yet adventurous bar menu is loaded with an array of bbq inspired small plates interwoven with some more exotic bites.

Sak-e it to me: the Trivial Pursuit of the Cheese Wheel

When I got the invite to attend this cheese class I couldn’t say no. The premise for the class was to pair sake flavors with cheese with one goal in mind; to bring out Unami sensations with each bite.