A Drinkable Feast at Hemingway’s Lounge

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Since its opening in September, Hemingway’s Lounge has been packing them in on DJ-driven nights when the multifaceted venue transforms from low-lit cocktail den to energetic dance party. Owner Johnny Zander (whose velvet rope CV includes Hollywood hot spots Green Door, the Tropicana Bar and Teddy’s) and his partners have taken 2800 square feet of […]


Table 20 Names Matt Biancaniello L.A.’s Best Bartender

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A few months ago, Table 20 began a search to find L.A.’s Best Bartender by inviting the public to nominate and vote for their favorite bartenders. After the 30-day nomination and voting period, contest judges whittled the top 25 vote-getters down to five finalists and the People’s Choice winner, Matt Biancaniello. Throughout most of September, […]


WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Launches at Seven Grand

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A group of spirits cognoscenti gathered at Seven Grand last Thursday for the Los Angeles launch of WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, a 100 proof, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for a minimum of ten years in oak barrels. Founded in 2010, WhistlePig is hand-bottled at the WhistlePig Farm Distillery, located on a former dairy farm […]


June 30: Whiskey Social at Wilshire Restaurant

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Following the recent launch of its Cocktail Culture Thursdays, Wilshire Restaurant is furthering its push into the craft cocktails and spirits realm with the inaugural Whiskey Social, taking place on Wednesday, June 30. Executive Chef Andrew Kirschner and Sasha Petraske protégé Alex Straus have teamed up to present a multi-course tasting dinner paired with exclusive, […]