Wine Bar

Bloody Mary Los Angeles

Esters Wine Shop & Bar Bloody Mary

It wouldn’t be a “Boozy Brunch” without booze. Esters Wine Shop & Bar, the destination Santa Monica establishment from Kathryn Weil-Coker, husband Tug, and the Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants, recently rolled out weekend...
Seafood Santa Barbara

Les Marchands Smoked Mussels

I had no doubt that master sommelier Brian McClintic and vino-seasoned business partner Eric Railsback would deliver a compelling wine program to Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchants, a business that’s new to Santa...
Restaurant Vancouver

Salt Tasting Room: Playing the Match Game on Blood Alley

Restaurateur Sean Heather and business partner/property owner Scott Hawthorn deserve credit just for being able to help rehabilitate Blood Alley, a once sketchy Gastown throughway that’s suddenly rife with trendy restaurants and shops. Apparently...
Lobster Los Angeles

Upstairs 2 Lobster BLT [CLOSED]

Since 2006, Upstairs 2 has become synonymous with wine, which is no surprise given the restaurant’s provenance. After all, it’s located directly above the Wine House, Bill Knight’s long-respected shop near the 405. Wine...
Wine Shop Los Angeles

Silverlake Wine Tasting with Heirloom LA: Grape Friendly Food

Chef Matthew Poley from Heirloom LA catering and Michael’s on Naples always makes great food. That’s a given at this point, but what took me by surprise at the Silverlake Wine tasting was the...
Caterer Los Angeles

Silverlake Wine: Giving Thanks at Gastro Friendly Shop

On October 12, Silverlake Wine hosted a special Sunday tasting featuring food from up-and-coming chefs Matthew Poley (savory) and Tara Maxey (sweet) of Michael’s on Naples and Heirloom LA catering. They prepared a sumptuous...