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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Five bars from around the country entered Generations Hall to do battle, but in the end, only one was crowned the 2011 Bar Room Brawl World Champion: Boston’s Eastern Standard. LA’s Roger Room punched its way into a three-way tie for the Peoples’ Choice Award, along with Seattle’s Teardrop Cocktail Lounge, and Sable Kitchen & Bar from Chicago. [...]
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The last time I was in New Orleans, it was many years before Katrina, when my girlfriend and I stayed at her best friend’s house in the Garden District and we spent two weeks eating and drinking our way through the Big Easy. Now, after far too long a gap between visits, I’m heading back to New Orleans to join thousands of other attendees at the 2011 Tales of the Cocktail! [...]
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Los Angeles cocktail culture makes a strong showing in Food & Wine Cocktails 2011, which arrived in stores in May and features 130-plus cocktail recipes, over 20 party food recipes, a mixology handbook, and a directory of the Top 100 American Bars. [...]
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An occasional roundup of L.A. cocktail culture in various media.
Before recapping a busy January 2010 (see below) let’s take one last look at December 2009 and the decade that was.
In its Dec. 29th edition, the NY Times published A Decade of Invention and Reinvention, its look at mixology trends of the decade. Topping [...]
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The September issue of Los Angeles Magazine has hit the stands, featuring a “Best New Bars” cover story.
According to Editor Mary Melton, the article is intended to “herald the return of the bar—not the velvet-rope animal of yore but the chummy neighborhood pubs, crowded wine [...]
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Not an actual Roger Room monkey.
After a solid cocktail session at 8oz Burger Bar, we were ready for more and headed over to the Roger Room. Located next to Largo in the space formerly occupied by the Coronet Pub, the [...]
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