Jodi Calderon by Eugene Lee

“Liquid Love Letters” From LA’s AAPI Bartenders

April 2, 2021

Organized by bartender Alyson Iwamoto (Thunderbolt, Death & Co), “Liquid Love Letters” is a fundraising event that highlights 10 AAPI bartenders from the Los Angeles bartending community – each one has contributed an original cocktail available for purchase by donation. The participating bartenders are Cari Hah, Chris Amirault, Eugene Lee, Jodi Calderon, Harry Chin, Jason…

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Joe Gardner, 22, Jerrys and Terry in "Soul"

A Few Things That Didn’t Suck in 2020

December 31, 2020

“After a year of pain and loss, it’s time to unite, heal, and rebuild.” ~ President-Elect Joe Biden on Dec. 26, 2020 As this post goes live, more than 300,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 – a horrible statistic that doesn’t come close to conveying the grief of countless family members and friends. We have…

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Chris Patino holds one of the ponytails he will donate to Locks of Love

A Tale of Two Zooms

August 6, 2020

Two Zoom gatherings inspire some thoughts on celebrating and mourning in the era of COVID-19.

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Big Bar Barrel

Big Bar Celebrates Five Years of Being “Stupidly Awesome”

October 7, 2015

A vital part of L.A.’s bar scene, Big Bar is celebrating its five-year anniversary on Oct. 8, 2015 with two former Bar Managers, Juan Sevilla and Dan Long.

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Redwood tree at Clifton’s Cafeteria

It Was Worth the Wait: Clifton’s Cafeteria is Reopening at Last

September 22, 2015

Clifton’s Cafeteria, one of the most storied restaurants in Los Angeles history, is reopening after a four-year, $15-million renovation.

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The Parlor at The Dead Rabbit

The Dead Rabbit Named World’s Best Bar at 9th Annual Spirited Awards

July 20, 2015

The Dead Rabbit was named World’s Best Bar at the 9th Annual Spirited Awards®, honoring the year’s best bars, bartenders, writers and experts. The prestigious awards were announced at a gala ceremony that culminated the annual Tales of the Cocktail® festival in New Orleans.

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General Lee's in Chinatown

June 28: Art Beyond the Glass IV at General Lee’s

June 15, 2015

The fourth annual Art Beyond the Glass is taking place on Sunday, June 28, 2015 at General Lee’s in the heart of historic Chinatown. Art Beyond the Glass IV features dozens of L.A.’s top bartenders mixing cocktails and showcasing their artistry, from painting to photography, live music, DJs and more. ABTG is raising funds for…

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The Foxhole at Big Bar

Negroni Week: June 1-7, 2015

May 31, 2015

Presented by Imbibe Magazine and Campari, the third annual Negroni Week is taking place June 1-7, 2015, featuring bars from around the world showcasing the classic cocktail and countless variations. Participating bars will donate a portion of proceeds from every Negroni sold to a charity of their choice.

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Three Clubs classic cocktails

“Mad Men” Finale Viewing Party at Three Clubs

May 8, 2015

Three Clubs and Pinup Girl Clothing are teaming up to host a viewing party of the “Mad Men” series finale on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

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Coconut Club Cocktail

The Tiki Torch is Burning Bright at The Coconut Club

March 15, 2015

The Coconut Club is a multimedia Tiki experience presented by chef Andy Windak, cocktailians Nathan Hazard and Elana Lepkowski, and emcee Darren Herczeg.

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