Category Archives: Cocktails

Everyone Enjoyed Terrific Pig and Terrific Drinks at the Pig Out 3.0 Benefit for Inspire Artistic Minds

Yesterday’s Pig Out 3.0 took place under beautiful Southern California skies at the Noguchi Gardens in Costa Mesa. The event, a benefit for the Orange County organization Inspire Artistic Minds, featured 15 local chefs from top-notch restaurants and 7 top … Continue reading

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LAFW Asian Night Market

Friday night LA Food and Wine’s Asian Night Market lit up downtown with some of the best chefs cooking Asian food in LA, with a nod to San Francisco, New York and Napa. Host Iron Chef Morimoto posed for pictures with … Continue reading

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LAFW 2014 Kicks off with the “Ultimate Bites of LA”

Thursday night LAFW started out with a bang. The party shut down Grand Avenue and brought chefs in from all over the city. The “Ultimate Bites of LA” tasting event presented by Chase Sapphire Preferred was hosted by chatty and down-to-earth Celebrity Chef Graham Elliot. Billy … Continue reading

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Rum was the Drink of the Day at the Tiki Oasis in San Diego

Last weekend’s Tiki Oasis event in San Diego was a resounding event, with thousands of happy guests attending concerts, dances, car shows and more. The drink of the day, of course, was the Island staple, rum. Several symposia, rum tastings, … Continue reading

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Sips, Savors, Shopping and Singing at the Tiki Oasis

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Matt’s Chocolate Stout Milkshake at Naja’s

Naja’s is a neighborhood bar located on the International Boardwalk of the Redondo harbor, near a glass-bottomed boat and a gift shop selling puka shells. Naja’s is all about the beer. They serve everything from Alaskan Amber to some funky beer … Continue reading

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Presidential Chef Kurt Ehrlich Opens Bourbon DTLA

Following the beautiful Marilyn Monroe Memorial in Westwood a few days ago, a group of us met at the wonderful new Bourbon DTLA bar and restaurant for an outstanding dinner prepared by talented Chef Kurt Ehrlich, who served as chef to Presidents … Continue reading

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! The 4th Annual LA Food and Wine Festival! Saturday and Sunday’s Lineup

August 21-24 the LA Food and Wine Festival (LAFW) returns to LA, spanning four cities with nearly 30 special events! We have already done a complete rundown of the events happening Thursday and Friday. Here we present the schedule for Saturday … Continue reading

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Gaby from Ink in LA to be pouring a special drink for PigOut 3.0

Gabrielle Miynarczyk was bartending at Los Angeles’ acclaimed restaurant Ink, from Chef Michael Voltaggio, when  she did the TasteLA food festival last year. Bobby Navarro, founder of Inspire Artistic Minds, the Orange County based foundation dedicated to helping educate and … Continue reading

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You’re Fly, Like A Bar Fly With BarFly Social Club!

I was lured to Riviera31 at The Sofitel with the offer of free drinks and the introduction to a new app targeted for restaurants and bars called BarFlySC.  BarFly Social Club falls under the purview of apps like Fourquare/Swarm or Tastemade. … Continue reading

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