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Matt Biancaniello on Pairing Cocktails and Food at Plan Check in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 2 comments

What makes a pairing work, in Biancaniello's eyes? "Sometimes, I'll make a drink that will taste opposite of the food, providing a contrast, and the next time I'll pair that dish with a drink that's complementary." More

Where to Go for a Boozy Brunch in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 2 comments

My guide to the best places to go for unlimited mimosas, Bloody Marys, and great cocktails with your brunch in Los Angeles. More

Best Bars Los Angeles: Where to Drink in Culver City

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski 4 comments

From dive bars to beer destinations and classic cocktail spots, here's our guide to the best places to get a drink in Culver City. More

Where to Drink Near the Walk of Fame in Hollywood

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

With all the gift shops and chain stores that line Hollywood Boulevard along the Walk of Fame, it can be daunting to try to find a place to drink, especially if you're unfamiliar with the area. But there are a few places within spitting distance of The Walk that are actually some of the city's best spots for a cocktail or a beer. More

Littlefork: Great Cocktails at a Neighborhood Favorite in Hollywood

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

Littlefork's status as a favorite in the neighborhood is helped by its late night dollar-oyster hour. But an even bigger facet of the restaurant's success is the cocktail menu curated by Dino Balocchi, a transplant from Chicago's Longman and Eagle. More

What Are You Drinking, Lou Amdur?

What Are You Drinking? Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

Lou Amdur is a fixture on the Los Angeles wine scene. After six years in business, he closed his eponymous wine bar to focus on a new project, the recently opened Lou Wine and Provisions on North Virgil Avenue next to Sqirl Cafe in Silver Lake. His focus is 'democratically priced wine'—all the bottles he's selling clock in under $25. We checked in with Lou about what he's drinking these days, plus his tips on finding interesting and delicious wines without shelling out too much cash. More

We Check Out the World's Largest Gin Bar at The Flintridge Proper in Southern California

First Look Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

"Gin is having a renaissance right now," says Brady Caverly, owner of The Flintridge Proper, which recently opened in La Cañada Flintridge, just north of Pasadena, CA. The bar offers over two hundred different gins—a selection they claim is the largest in the world. We chatted with the Flintridge team about their favorite gins for mixing and sipping straight. More

3 Up-and-Coming Breweries in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Farley Elliott 1 comment

We chat with the folks behind three new Los Angeles breweries about their inspirations, their brewing systems, and their plans for world domination. More

Sonny's Hideaway: Northeast Los Angeles Newcomer is an Instant Classic

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski 2 comments

If you love your drinks brown, bitter, and stirred, you'll be in heaven at Sonny's Hideaway in Los Angeles. More

Goldie's: A Cocktail Oasis on West Third in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Esther Tseng 1 comment

Though many bars pay lip service to seasonal ingredients and housemade concoctions, there's a unique finesse to the way all the ingredients are used at Goldie's—the very best of Southern California seems to make it into each cocktail glass. More

Bar 1886 in Pasadena, CA: Out of the Way, but Worth the Journey

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Near the head of a residential street, half-hidden by trees, you'll find a hundred year old house that could easily be mistaken for just another quaint little Pasadena residence—but this is, in fact, the home of some very serious cocktail craft. More

8 Great Dive Bars in Los Angeles

Where to Drink: Los Angeles Farley Elliott 5 comments

Every neighborhood in Los Angeles has its own dark, slightly sticky haunt. Here are our 8 favorites. More

Hangover Helper: Green Eggs and Ham from Mar'sel at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles

Hangover Helper Farley Elliott 3 comments

The redefined Green Eggs and Ham at Mar'sel at the Terranea Resort is the perfect cure for a high class hangover. More

Hangover Helper: The Fried Egg Sandwich from 25 Degrees in Hollywood

Hangover Helper Farley Elliott 5 comments

When you're nursing a hangover, it helps to have somewhere dark to hide. Someplace with big, cushiony red booths and crushed velvet walls. The sort of long, welcoming room that you can walk into at 4 p.m. or 4 a.m. and get the same big, buttery, greasy hangover food. Hollywood has such a place. It's called 25 Degrees. More

Hangover Helper: The Chubby Pork Belly Bowl from Chego in Los Angeles

Hangover Helper Farley Elliott 1 comment

Hurry inside the Far East Plaza for a taste of Roy Choi's ultimate post-drinking destination. The Chubby Pork Belly at Chego is the rice bowl that brings you back from the brink. More

Hangover Helper: The Dee Snider From Grill 'Em All Burgers in Los Angeles

Hangover Helper Farley Elliott 5 comments

The Dee Snider at Grill 'Em All Burgers features bacon, Sriracha, peanut butter, and jelly—some might call it the perfect hangover cure. More

First Look: Cocktails at Paiche, Los Angeles

First Look Julie Wolfson 2 comments

Rocoto, aji amarillo, huacatay, and leche de tigre are just a few of the Peruvian flavors that fill the menus of Chef Ricardo Zarate's three Los Angeles restaurants. The newest, Paiche, just opened in Marina Del Rey, and aims to explore the kinship between Peruvian and Japanese cuisine in an izakaya style setting. Head bartender Deysi Alvarez of Mo-Chica now also helms the Paiche bar. Her goal with Paiche was to harness the energy of the coastal location, playing with drinks from both the bright and fruity side and seriously boozy side of the cocktail spectrum. More

On the Beer Trail: A Comedian Consumes in California

On the Beer Trail Ethan Fixell 8 comments

I'm ashamed to admit that in four separate trips to Los Angeles this year, I failed to taste an ounce of local craft beer. The first three visits, I was hurried in and out of town for performances on the Tonight Show. The fourth visit was to meet with production companies about a script my comedy partner and I wrote. (Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, meet your less handsome, hairier successors.) But on my fifth trip, for a show at Loyola Marymount University, I made sure to build in time for tasting at one of the best new beer bars the Los Angeles area has to offer. More

Hangover Helper: The Sausage Breakfast Taco at Bar Amá in Los Angeles

Hangover Helper Farley Elliott 2 comments

There's a lot to love about the sausage breakfast taco ($6), that's for sure. This thing is curvy, a half moon of thick hand-patted tortilla, blistered and spotty in all the right places. Instead of trying to button itself up inside the weighty tortilla, this chunky concoction spills hefty yellow nuggets of softly scrambled egg all over the place. You can't stop the breakfast taco; you can't even contain it. More

Bartender's Choice: What to Order at Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena, CA

Bartender's Choice Marvin Gapultos Post a comment

Many of the cocktails at Pasadena's Trattoria Neapolis feature Italian liqueurs and cordials. For a drink called The Surgeon General, for example, Amaro Montenegro and Amaro Nonino are combined with Old Overholt rye and served in a hickory smoke-filled mason jar. We asked bar manager Ken Baranda to recommend a few cocktails on the Trattoria Neapolis menu. Here's what he picked. More

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