Food & Wine Cocktails 2011: Twelve Los Angeles Bars in the Top 100 American Bars

May 27, 2011

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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Charles Munat, Left Coast Libations Originator, Needs Our Help

April 6, 2011

Charles Munat, originator of Left Coast Libations and Tales of the Cocktail Webmaster, was recently the victim of a professional robbery in broad daylight on the streets of Buenos Aires. The thieves made off with his laptop and all his drives, leaving him without a means to make his living. Here’s what you can do to help.

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All the Booze That’s Fit to Print – March 2011

March 13, 2011

With a slew of bar openings and more on the way, there’s never been a better time to be a cocktail enthusiast in the City of Angels. In recent weeks media coverage of the L.A. cocktail scene has ramped up, which makes it as good a time as any to collect some highlights from the last few months.

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Holidaze 2010: Words to Drink By

December 15, 2010

Let’s assume your favorite imbiber already owns the Holy Trinity of modern cocktail books: The Essential Cocktail, Imbibe!, and The Joy of Mixology. (If he or she doesn’t, read no further; you know what to do.) Following are gift ideas that will appeal not just to the cocktail geeks on your list, but history buffs…

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Best of the West: Left Coast Libations Release Party at The Varnish

October 13, 2010

Ever since I received a preview copy of Left Coast Libations (LCL), I shamelessly posted recipes from the excellent book of 100 cocktails, created by 51 of the best bartenders on the West Coast. To celebrate the book’s release, LCL creators Ted Munat, Michael Lazar, and Scott Bodarky have spent the last few weeks hosting…

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Classic Cocktails and Barstool Wisdom from Old Man Drinks

July 25, 2010

“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, Christopher Walken A-Z). Old Man Drinks is a cocktail…

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10 Los Angeles Bars in Food & Wine's Top 100

May 20, 2009

Food & Wine has just published Cocktails 2009, a handy little book featuring 130+ cocktails, 25 party food recipes, must-haves for the home bar, and more. One of the book’s key sections is its list of Top 100 Bars, a guide to the country’s top bars, lounges, and restaurants. Los Angeles has 10 bars listed,…

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