Cinco de Derby, Kentucky de Mayo

It’s a cosmic confluence that was surely foretold by the Aztecs: Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby fall on the same day this year. In another case of synchronicity, Dave Stolte (Home Bar Basics) and Chris Bostick (The Varnish) made Margaritas and Mint Juleps (and a lot of other cocktails) at a recent gathering…

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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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On the Trail of LA’s Bourbon Cocktails

Gingered Bourbon Lemonade

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and Angelenos can vicariously join in the festivities by enjoying Kentucky’s finest in cocktails all over town. Our round-up begins in Marina del Rey, heads east into downtown, and ends in Pasadena.

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