November 13: Speed Rack LA at Hollywood Roosevelt

The all-female bartending competition known as Speed Rack is taking over the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Blossom Room on Sunday, November 13th. Speed Rack LA features 18 competitors battling for a trip to New York and the national finals in May 2012. Proceeds go to breast cancer research, education and prevention.

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Zahra Bates Guest Bartends at Test Kitchen, Next Up is Copa d’Oro

Zahra Bates mixes her Old Pal variation at Test Kitchen

The ongoing culinary experiment known as Test Kitchen continues to bring in stellar guest chefs and mixologists, and last weekend was no exception: Alain Giraud was in the kitchen, while Zahra Bates (Providence) and Davidson Fernie (La Descarga) were behind the stick. As I sat down at the bar (the restaurant is frequently booked but…

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

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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