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Negroni Week: June 2-8, 2014

Negroni by Dave Stolte

Negroni fans, start your liver stretches: Imbibe Magazine and Campari present the second annual Negroni Week, taking place from June 2-8, 2014. [...]

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The Art of the Bottle: Campari and The Macallan Limited Editions

The Macallan - The Skyline presentation box at £10

For imbibers with an eye for art, history and design, as well as anyone who loves to acquire limited editions and collectibles, it’s the season for hunting down unique bottles and digging into deep pockets. [...]

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First Taste: Bar | Kitchen Summer Menu

Ever-Present - Bar and Kitchen

Bar | Kitchen debuted its Summer Menu earlier this month, featuring new dishes from Executive Chef Vahan Tokmadjian and drinks created by the B|K crew. [...]

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Zahra Bates Rocks the House at B-Side

Zahra Bates kicked out the jams to raise funds for Japan.

Downtown is still be the place to be when it comes to the greatest concentration of craft cocktail bars in Los Angeles, but Hollywood is making some noise of its own. The latest to join the burgeoning Hollywood cocktail scene is B-Side, an intimate speakeasy-style bar tucked within the Rolling Stone Restaurant & Lounge at the Hollywood & Highland Center. [...]

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From Farm to Glass: Matthew Biancaniello’s Sublime Cocktails at the Library Bar

In a weekend post to his Facebook page, Matthew Biancaniello hinted at how much work goes into bartending at a big Hollywood bash like last Saturday’s Speakeasy event: “…up early ready to pick up 800 lavender stems and juice 600 lemons.” Keep in mind, this update was posted at 5am on the morning of the party. Biancaniello might end up with Popeye’s forearms if his profile continues to rise at the rate it has since he captured the title at last August’s Chartreuse Sweet 16 Competition. Coming from a distinctly non-culinary background, Biancaniello has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in a city teeming with talented bartenders. Angelenos have taken notice, giving him the most votes in the ongoing LA’s Best Bartender Contest. [...]

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Classic Cocktails and Barstool Wisdom from Old Man Drinks

“I’m gonna die some day, so I may as well drink.” ~Dick, 80, factory worker

The above quote is one of dozens of pearls of wisdom found in Old Man Drinks: Recipes, Advice, and Barstool Wisdom, a nifty new book by Robert Schnakenberg (The Encyclopedia Shatnerica, [...]

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