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François Vera: From Curitiba to Pour Vous

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Pour Vous bar manager, François Vera has helped open some of the best bars in Los Angeles, quietly making an impact on the city’s thriving cocktail scene. [...]

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Steve “Carpi” Carpentieri, the Soul of “Hey Bartender”

Carpi's fedora at The Roger Room

An interview with Steve “Carpi” Carpentieri, the everyman and the soul of “Hey Bartender,” the documentary film about the renaissance of the cocktail. [...]

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Steve Schneider: Employees Only, “Hey Bartender” & Beyond

Steve Schneider in "Hey Bartender"

Steve Schneider looks at his journey from a bar in Hoboken, NJ to becoming a Principal Bartender at Employees Only and his featured role in “Hey Bartender.” [...]

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“Hey Bartender” Director Douglas Tirola

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“Hey Bartender” director Douglas Tirola talks about how becoming barless led him to direct the documentary about the renaissance of the cocktail. [...]

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Erik Ellestad Brings Savoy Cocktail Book Night to Eveleigh

Erik Ellestad

On Monday, June 17, Erik Ellestad brings his acclaimed Savoy Cocktail Book Night to Los Angeles for the first time, as part of the Guest Bartender Series at Eveleigh. [...]

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Four Roses Bourbon Magic City Cocktail Competition

Eveleigh’s own Kiowa Bryan will represent Southern California in the finals of the Four Roses Bourbon Magic City Cocktail Competition. [...]

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Aviation Gin “Show Us Your Cocktail Art” Facebook Photo Contest

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On Wednesday, May 22, Aviation American Gin launches its first official Facebook photo contest, “Show Us Your Cocktail Art.” [...]

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Christopher Day Wins 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition

Christopher Day at Cole's

On the eve of Repeal Day, Christopher Day wins the 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition at Cole’s with a two-part, deconstructed cocktail. [...]

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To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion

To Have and Have Another

In “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion,” author Philip Greene describes recipes for over fifty cocktails, from the earliest drink that Hemingway ever wrote about to those mentioned in posthumously published works. Along the way, Greene reveals Hemingway’s favorite cocktails, spirits, and the drink that made the most appearances in his prose. [...]

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A Taste of The Taste: Cocktail Confidential

The Taste - Cocktail Confidential

On Saturday night of The Taste, LA’s thriving cocktail culture was in the spotlight at Cocktail Confidential, co-hosted by LA Times food and nightlife writer Jessica Gelt and acclaimed mixologist Julian Cox. [...]

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