November 10: Radio Room at the Edison

November 7, 2009

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); Amanda Gager (StripSteak, Las Vegas) and Jacqueline…

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There's An App For That: Happy Houred for the iPhone

November 6, 2009

On October 27, APPSolute Media and Lush Life Productions launched Happy Houred, the first free iPhone application designed to find your next drink and save you money. Happy Houred is one of those “now why didn’t I think of that” creations: a simple concept, executed well, that fills a need. Until Happy Houred came along,…

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November 8: 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles

November 6, 2009

On Sunday, November 8, the 23rd Annual Great Chefs of Los Angeles brings together L.A.’s top tastemakers for an afternoon of food, wine, music and auctions to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California. GCLA draws more than 500 people each year, and has raised more than $4.5 million for the foundation since its…

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When Tequila Meets Art: the 1800 Essential Artists Series

November 3, 2009

November is certainly off to an auspicious start, as the Booze Fairy gifted me yesterday with a bottle of 1800 Silver Tequila, featuring a striking design created by Studio Number One. The bottle is part of the second annual collection of limited-edition 1800 Tequila Essential Artists bottles, a series of 12 bottles that showcases original…

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

November 2, 2009

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 of $7 classics such as the Blood & Sand and Dark & Stormy. Our crew enthusiastically dove into the…

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Roy's and Moët Present the Perfect Pairing: Champagne and Sushi Dinner

October 27, 2009

On November 10, James Beard award winner Roy Yamaguchi and the legendary House of Moët & Chandon are inviting foodies and bubble lovers alike to experience a singular dining event that showcases the delicious possibilities of pairing sushi and champagne. The Perfect Pairing: A Decadent Champagne & Sushi Dinner will take place at all mainland…

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The Wayback Machine: ERA at Campanile

October 21, 2009

On Saturday, October 24th, the fourth installment of the ERA series of bi-monthly events will take place at Campanile. The upscale, 1920’s themed parties were previously held at downtown’s historic Oviatt Building, until the need for a larger venue brought ERA to the acclaimed restaurant on La Brea. It’s certainly an appropriate location: Campanile is…

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Nov. 5 & 6: Joseph Phelps Vineyards Wine Dinner at the Peninsula

October 19, 2009

On Nov. 5 and 6, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is hosting a four-course Joseph Phelps Vineyards Wine Dinner, where diners will be able to meet Kathleen Dirickson (the winery’s National Manager) as well as taste several Joseph Phelps wines paired to a fall menu prepared by Peninsula Executive Chef James Overbaugh. The night’s dishes will…

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October 19: The James Beard Foundation L.A. Chef Invitational

October 12, 2009

On Monday, October 19, Chef Eric Greenspan is hosting The James Beard Foundation L.A. Chef Invitational, an evening of fine dining and cocktails at his acclaimed restaurant The Foundry on Melrose. The event will feature passed hors d’oeuvres and a 5-course dinner prepared by Greenspan and guest chefs from Southern California. To pair with the food,…

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October 13: The Great Whisk(e)y Debate

October 6, 2009

There are many issues on the public’s minds these days: health care, the economy, Afghanistan. But really, these topics pale in comparison to the truly important question of our time: bourbon or scotch whisky? The Great Whisk(e)y Debate aims to settle this argument (or perhaps start a bunch of new ones) with a fun, interactive…

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