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Craft Beer Los Angeles

Top 10 Drinks of 2017

Every Friday, Drink of the Week celebrates my favorite beverage from the previous seven days. To end the year, discover my 10 favorite Drinks of the Week in 2017. I live in Los Angeles...
Cocktail Los Angeles

SOCA Gin & Tonic No. 2 (Drink of the Week)

Any neighborhood of note needs a catchy nickname. I’ve floated ShOaks by a few people when referencing Sherman Oaks, but it probably won’t stick. Conversely, chef Aaron Robins and his GM/partner Rory Snipes, two...
Cocktail Santa Barbara

Ty Lounge G&T Sueño (Drink of the Week)

On my honeymoon to Spain, I enjoyed endless variations on the country’s signature cocktail: gin & tonic. It was a welcome surprise to see a similar commitment to the drink at Ty Lounge, the...
Cocktail Los Angeles

Salon at The Federal Bar Suissesse Cocktail (Drink of the Week)

When I first met Australia-born bartender Damian Windsor, he was still a “dolphin trainer” by day and bartender by night at establishments like Seven Grand and Bar Lubitsch. Ocean-dwelling mammals are no longer part...
Cocktail Oceanside

101 Proof Speakeasy Long Goodbye (Drink of the Week)

Oceanside, the northernmost beach city in San Diego County, welcomes a mix of Marines, surfers, and tourists. You’ll find all these people and more at the wealth of brewpubs and bars, including Urge Gastropub...
Cocktail Santa Barbara

Test Pilot Cocktail (Drink of the Week)

Brandon Reynolds Ristaino, previously with Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice Beach, and wife Misty Orman-Ristaino first boosted Santa Barbara’s cocktail scene with The Good Lion. The couple added Test Pilot tiki bar to the...