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September 20-30: LA Beer Week

LA Beer Week 2012

LA Beer Week is back for its fourth edition, taking place at bars, restaurants, bottle shops and breweries throughout Los Angeles and Orange County from September 20-30. [...]

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January 24: The Glenrothes Tasting at Basement Tavern

The Glenrothes 1988

On Tuesday, January 24th, Liquor.com and the Los Angeles Times are presenting an exclusive tasting of The Glenrothes, taking place in the Basement Tavern’s Attic Bar. [...]

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Carmageddon Specials at Locanda del Lago

Car-prese Martini

Locanda del Lago is offering a special $4.05 Stuzzichini (Italian small plates) menu and a selection of themed cocktails throughout Carmageddon Weekend. [...]

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Scorpacciata! at Drago Santa Monica with Paired Cocktails by Chris Hewes

Elijah Craig 12-Year

On Monday, June 27th, Drago Santa Monica is hosting a night of scorpacciata, the Italian term for indulging in large amounts of local ingredients while they are in season. This special farm-to-table dinner event features an exclusive five-course dinner menu, with paired cocktails by Chris Hewes of the Library Bar. [...]

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Raising Funds for Veterans with a Few of Our Favorite Things: Cars, Bars & Cigars

Green Tesla

Today is Memorial Day, a perfect time to introduce Akilah Kamaria, a former Marine with a passion for spirits and cigars, and a commitment to raising funds for veterans. [...]

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Lessons from a World Class Bartender: A Cocktail Master Class with Erik Lorincz

Erik Lorincz

For a bartender, dream jobs don’t get more prestigious than Head Bartender of the American Bar at The Savoy. The current Head Bartender of the American Bar is Erik Lorincz, a 31-year-old native of Slovakia who began his tenure when The Savoy reopened on October 10, 2010. [...]

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Cinco de Mayo 2011: Bring On the Agave

border grill margaritas

Cinco de Mayo may have limited national significance in Mexico, but here in the U.S. and elsewhere, it’s a great day to celebrate Mexican culture by imbibing some of its finest exports. Bars and restaurants all over town will be hosting special events on the day that honors the Mexican Army’s victory over the occupying French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. [...]

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The Scotch That Dreams Are Made Of: Glenfiddich Launches the Cask of Dreams

Signing the Cask of Dreams at the Viceroy launch event. | Photo: Michael Scot

Glenfiddich has launched the Cask of Dreams tour, featuring Glenfiddich Brand Ambassadors rolling 12 casks through major U.S. cities, starting in Los Angeles and ending in New York in May. In each city, the Glenfiddich team will encourage people to write their dreams on the empty casks. The inscribed casks will be sent to the Glenfiddich distillery, where they will be used to finish a special limited edition expression of Glenfiddich, which will be sold in the U.S. in early 2012. [...]

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April 16 & 17: Artisanal LA Spring Show 2011

Artisanal LA returns for the Spring 2011 edition of its two-day showcase of the city’s finest local, sustainable and handmade edibles. [...]

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Michael’s Launches Farm to Glass Menu with Cocktails by Jason Robey

Jason Robey

Jason Robey has created a Farm-to-Glass Mixology Program at Michael’s in Santa Monica. Robey’s cocktails will feature seasonal herbs and fruits grown on Michael’s new rooftop garden, along with fresh produce from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. [...]

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