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Food & Wine Thursdays: Talhotblond, the Cocktail

I recently had the (mis)fortune of watching¬†Talhotblond, the Courteney Cox-directed Lifetime Original Movie retelling of the documentary of the same name which told the story of the Internet Chatroom Murder from the mid-200s. In this tragic tale of suburban Internet … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Spicy Bloody Mary Mix

Why waste money on thin, saccharine store-bought Bloody Mary mix when you can quickly and easily whip something up at home for a hangover-beating brunch? Here’s my recipe, scaled up so you can make it a pitcher a time. Or … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Festive Holiday Cocktail

What better on these frigid 65 degree Los Angeles winter nights than a cocktail that will warm both body and soul? A variation on that 1950s swinger party classic the Hot Toddy, I humbly submit for your review, the, well, … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: On Ice Cubes

I was at Downtown LA’s neo-speakeasy The Varnish a few days ago and marveled at the impressive way in which this bar which, while admittedly making excellent cocktails, has come up with impressive ways to milk every last penny out … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: Building a Cocktail

Beakers and pipettes aside, making a good cocktail is not rocket science no matter what the current wave of $16-a-drink “mixology” bars would have you believe. When I was working as a bartender in the SF Bay Area in the … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: A Vodka Bar?

On Saturday, a “vodka bar” will open in Downtown Los Angeles and Twitter has been abuzz with photos and tweets from the soft opening/preview-party they held last night (I believe). While I wish no ill will on (almost) any restaurant … Continue reading

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