September 16: Cocktails for a Cause at Bottega Louie

Anyone who’s seen news footage of the monstrous Station Fire and other Southern California wildfires can appreciate the heroism and bravery of the firefighters who have been battling the blazes. Two of them, L.A. County Fire Capt. Tedmund “Ted” Hall and firefighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, were killed as they tried to find an escape…

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October 10: Jonathan Gold's Union Station Cocktail Party

~ When it comes to food and drink writing in Los Angeles, Jonathan Gold is “the Man” and has the Pulitzer Prize to prove it. On October 10, he’s hosting Jonathan Gold’s Union Station Cocktail Party, a fundraiser for Z√≥calo Public Square, a non-profit organization that builds community by broadening access to civic discourse. According…

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Sipping the Summer During Sunday Supper

Sunday Suppers at Lucques have become an L.A. dining institution, a guaranteed splendid evening at any time of the year. This past Sunday, to kill some time while waiting for another Comme Ca Block Party to begin, I stopped by Lucques, not knowing it happened to be the 9th Annual All-American Rib Fest. (Lucques staff…

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San Francisco and Las Vegas Rock the Radio Room

~ photos by Lena Watanabe With budgets as tight as they are, why spend precious dollars on airfare to visit the country’s top bars, when the Edison flies in the country’s best bartenders every month? On July 28, the Edison’s latest installment of its Radio Room series featured visiting mixologists Amanda Gager (StripSteak, Las Vegas)…

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July 28: Radio Room at the Edison

What began as “Speakeasy Sundays” at the Edison (cocktails and cabaret in the intimate Radio Room) has grown into a monthly Tuesday night event that takes place throughout the venue. Since its relaunch in February, the Radio Room has welcomed top mixologists from around the country, including San Francisco’s Erick Castro (Bourbon & Branch); New…

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The Doheny Opens Its Doors (A Little)

Since it opened last March, The Doheny has generated as much buzz for its secrecy and membership fee as it has for its all-star bartender team and outstanding cocktail menu. Despite the ongoing members-only policy, the general public can still experience the Doheny, if only on certain nights. For the last several months, Uncompromised LA…

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June 3: Malo Ultra Premium Tequila Tasting

Coming up on Wednesday, June 3: Malo hosts its 1st Ultra Premium Tequila Tasting Show, featuring DJ Endo & complimentary food. Some of the tequilas available for tasting will include 4 Copas 100% Organic, Partida, Maestro Dobel, Comisario, Casa Noble, Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotel and Tequila Ocho. But wait, there’s more: Gran Centenario’s new release…

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