A Few Sips of The Taste in Hollywood and Downtown LA


The Los Angeles Times and Food & Wine Magazine joined forces to present The Taste, a four-day culinary festival with nine events in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown. All-inclusive tickets featured unlimited bites from dozens of restaurants; endless samples of beer, wine and spirits; as well as seminars and demos.

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Don vs. Vic at 320 Main: Everybody Wins!

Mai Tai

320 Main was the setting for a tiki showdown of epic proportions: Don vs. Vic, a head-to-head battle between the cocktails of Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic. The clash of tiki titans was the second edition of 320 Main’s Tiki Night series, taking place at the Seal Beach restaurant on the last Monday of every month.

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LA in NY: The City of Angels at the 2011 Manhattan Cocktail Classic

It’s May 13th, and on this day last year I was in New York on the eve of the inaugural Manhattan Cocktail Classic to toast World Cocktail Day and celebrate my First Blogiversary with my blogger twin, The Dizzy Fizz. And even though I’ll be in L.A. this year and have to settle for vicariously drinking through everyone’s tweets and posts, I’ll be content in knowing that Los Angeles will be well-represented at MCC.

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