An Epic Night at the 2010 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala

On Friday, May 14, the center of the cocktail universe was at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, site of the 2010 Manhattan Cocktail Classic Gala. From 9pm to 1am, 2500 sharply-dressed imbibers roamed the Beaux-Arts splendor of the New York Public Library, sampling cocktails from 150 mixologists and 137 liquor brands from around the world.

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Vive le Cocktail: Hatchi Mix Launches with Eight Classics

Last Thursday, May 6, was the start of World Cocktail Week, which culminates on May 13 with World Cocktail Day. Thursday was also the debut of Hatchi Mix, a new series of monthly cocktail events at Breadbar Century City. Hatchi Mix is curated by┬áTasting Kitchen mixologist Devon Espinosa, who dubbed the first night “Vive le…

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May 6: Hatchi Mix Debuts at Breadbar Century City

This Thursday, May 6, Breadbar presents the debut of Hatchi Mix, a guest mixologist series hosted by Chef Noriyuki Sugie at Breadbar’s Century City location. Inspired by the popular Hatchi Guest Chef Series, Hatchi Mix will allow imbibers to experience the evolution of the cocktail, from the classic era to its present-day state, through a…

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2010: So Far, So Good

So far, 2010 is off to a great start: got up early this morning, made brunch with my brother, had a nice Chinese seafood dinner with the family, then topped off the evening with a Manhattan at home on a quiet Friday night. Day One may be winding down, but a look at the calendar…

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It's Your Patriotic Duty: Celebrate Repeal Day December 5th

~ “What America needs now is a drink.” ~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt While the quote above may be more appropriate than ever, FDR said those words back in 1933, after 13 years of Prohibition were finally ended. From repealday.org: “On December 5th, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority, ratified…

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Cocktails Carry Their Weight at 8oz Burger Bar

The other night my good friend and fellow imbiber Scot was having one of those days, and in need of a drink. He was also in need of food, so I suggested we meet at Govind Armstrong’s 8oz Burger Bar. He arrived first and began exploring the cocktail menu. I’ll let Scot recap his first…

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