So Long 2011, and Thanks for All the Fish!

Harvard & Stone NYE 2011

It’s time to start stretching those livers, Los Angeles! Craft cocktail destinations across the city are welcoming the new year with masquerade parties, multi-course dinners, and spirited trips around the world and back in time to the 1920s.

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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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A Hot Time at Jonathan Gold’s Second Annual Union Station Cocktail Party

Jonathan Gold recently hosted his second annual Union Station Speakeasy Cocktail Party, featuring cocktails by the bars of 213 and gourmet bites from some of L.A.’s top restaurants. The event was a fundraiser for Zócalo Public Square, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides a nonpartisan forum to prominent thinkers and doers via lectures, panels, salons, screenings, webzine and annual conferences.

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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 Zócalo Public Square, a non-profit organization that builds community by broadening access to civic discourse. According…

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