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Eric Alperin

Cocktail Los Angeles

The Slipper Clutch Bourbon + Root Beer

Punk rock and highballs have the power to unite talented people. 213 Hospitality teamed with The Varnish co-founder Eric Alperin and veteran New York bartender Richard Boccato on The Slipper Clutch behind Bar Clacson...
Bartender Los Angeles

Top Selling Cocktails at Los Angeles Bars

We asked 6 prominent L.A. bartenders one question: “What’s your best selling cocktail, and why do you think that’s the case?” Their responses provide insight about both clientele and bar programs.
James Beard

James Beard L.A. Chef Invitational at The Foundry

It isn’t very often that you’ll find 10 talented chefs and bartenders working side-by-side for a common cause. The Foundry on Melrose chef-owner Eric Greenspan knew just the name to drop to make that...
Cocktail Party Los Angeles

Jonathan Gold Hosts Union Station Cocktail Party

On October 10 at 7 PM, Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold is hosting a deluxe cocktail party at Union Station to benefit Zócalo Public Square, a community-oriented organization that has hosted...
Cocktail Los Angeles

The Varnish Initial Report and Cocktail Menu

Last night, acclaimed bartenders Eric Alperin and Sasha Petraske and history-conscious entrepreneur Cedd Moses opened The Varnish behind Cole’s. Frequent Food GPS contributor Matthew Kang was there and reported about the experience on his...
Bartender Los Angeles

Interview: bartender Eric Alperin (The Varnish)

Cocktail culture is thriving in large part due to a passionate contingent of exceptional bartenders and mixologists. This feature places a spotlight on the craftspeople behind the bar, and not just the structure itself....