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Balblair Single Malt Scotch - US Launch

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In this guest post, Dylan Ho of Eat Drink & Be Merry recaps an exclusive tasting event at The Edison, celebrating the U.S. launch of Balblair Single Malt Scotch. [...]

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What Would LA Bartenders Do with 24 Hours?

“It was my understanding that there would be no math.” ~ Chevy Chase as Gerald Ford, from Presidential Debate (SNL, 1976)

They take care of us whether we’re celebrating our triumphs or drowning our sorrows, but where do bartenders go and what do they do when they’re not behind the stick? Now that spring [...]

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So Long Aughts, and Thanks for All the Fish!

To help you ring in a new decade (or bury the old one, depending on your POV), some of the city’s top cocktail destinations are throwing New Year’s Eve parties with a dizzying variety of offerings. To make your search for the perfect NYE bash a little easier, I’ve compiled a list of events below. [...]

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Dec. 6-8: Cole's 101st Birthday Celebration

Anniversaries are always special occasions, but in Los Angeles, locations that celebrate triple digit birthdays are a rare breed indeed. This Tuesday, December 8 is the one year anniversary of the $1.6M restoration and reopening of Cole’s, L.A.’s oldest public house and 101-year-old landmark saloon. To mark the occasion, 213 is establishing the Jimmy Barela [...]

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It's Your Patriotic Duty: Celebrate Repeal Day December 5th

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“What America needs now is a drink.” ~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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While the quote above may be more appropriate than ever, FDR said those words back in 1933, after 13 years of Prohibition [...]

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Sampling Nuovi Classici at Drago Centro

photos by Lena Watanabe

To promote the debut of its latest Nuovi Classici (“new classics”) cocktail menu, Drago Centro recently offered the entire list at $8 per drink (compared to the usual $12 price) for one day only. Never one to pass up a great deal, I met the crew at Drago on a [...]

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November 10: Radio Room at the Edison

RR-11.10.09Since its relaunch in February, the Radio Room has hosted top mixologists from around the country, including San Francisco’s Erick Castro (Bourbon & Branch); New York’s Alex Day (Death & Co.) and Richie Boccato (Milk & Honey, Little Branch, Dutch Kills); Boston’s John Gertsen and [...]

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A Toast to the Season: Rivera's Fall Cocktail Menu

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Bartender Matt prepares a cocktail from the new Fall Menu.

Last Thursday, Rivera’s Julian Cox unveiled eight new cocktails (of a planned twelve) from his eagerly awaited Fall Menu. To mark the occasion, the new drinks were priced at $5 each, to go with a selection [...]

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A Taste of the Fall dineLA Launch Party

Los Angeles chefs and restaurateurs are gearing up for two weeks of mouthwatering meals and incredible deals during the first-ever Fall dineLA Restaurant Week, which begins on Sunday, October 4 and takes place through Friday, October 16.

To celebrate the launch of Fall dineLA 2009, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill hosted a kick-off press conference [...]

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September 29: Radio Room at the Edison

Since its relaunch in February, the Radio Room has hosted top mixologists from around the country, including San Francisco’s Erick Castro (Bourbon & Branch); New York’s Alex Day (Death & Co.) and Richie Boccato (Milk & Honey, Little Branch, Dutch Kills); Boston’s John Gertsen and Misty Kalkofen (Drink). In July, the Radio Room welcomed Amanda [...]

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