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Thirsty in Seattle: Battle of the Sexes at Liberty Bar

Just before the 2013 edition of Portland Cocktail Week, eight of LA’s top bartenders stepped behind the stick for an epic Battle of the Sexes at Liberty Bar in Seattle. [...]

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LUPEC LAdies at La Descarga

Cari Hah and Jaymee Mandeville

From September 10 to October 1, LUPEC LA is hosting four consecutive Tiki Tuesdays at La Descarga. [...]

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Thirsty in NOLA: Tales of the Cocktail 2013 Part One

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Last month, industry professionals and sturdy livers from around the world gathered in New Orleans once again for Tales of the Cocktail (TOTC). Following last year’s massive 10th anniversary celebration, this year’s Tales was only slightly less epic in scale. From the opening Toast to Tales, [...]

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

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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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A Conversation with Cole’s Bar Manager Brent Falco

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If you haven’t been to Cole’s lately, or if you’ve never had a drink at the oldest public house in Los Angeles, there’s never been a better time to head downtown and belly up to the Red Car Bar. [...]

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Christopher Day Wins 4th Annual Jimmy Barella Bartending Competition

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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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Art Beyond the Glass: Thank You Los Angeles!

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Two weeks after Art Beyond the Glass, I share a few belated “thank you”s and rambling thoughts about an extraordinary day. [...]

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October 25: Cocktail All-Stars – Farmers Market Edition

On Monday, October 25th, First & Hope Supper Club hosts Cocktail All-Stars – Farmers Market Edition, featuring Aidan Demarest (Tello Demarest Liquid Assets) and a top-notch mixology team of First & Hope bartenders and guests:

Aidan Demarest (First & Hope) Matt Biancaniello (Library Bar) Brent [...]

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