a woman walks into a bar…

• Cider Rules! Cider Fest Coming Up 9/19! Be there!

Cider Rules! Cider Fest Coming Up 9/19! Be there!

Ok, when you think of cider, what comes to mind? Sweet? Martinelli’s? Apple juice? What’s cider? Ok, you need an update. I had the same misconceptions which were mightily corrected when I had a kickass cider tasting with Mark McTavish, President of Half Pint Ciders and I had a personal epiphany. Cider rules! First thing […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with Jeff Miller of Thrillist!

“a woman walks into a bar…” with Jeff Miller of Thrillist!

It’s dark down here! My eyes have to adjust so I can find teddy bear, Jeff Miller, Thrillist’s Senior City Editor for Los Angeles. I was curious about someone who is able to hit up all the very coolest places and go to the very coolest events likes to drink and Jeff, super nice human, […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” Floating and Cocktailing in Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber

“a woman walks into a bar…” Floating and Cocktailing in Hendrick’s Flying Cucumber

Who would have thought? First of all, that I’d be flying in a blimp, but a Flying Cucumber? Let me tell you, it was pretty amazing. How much gin did it take to come up with this very cool promotion of flying around the country in a cucumber shaped blimp? I would love to have […]

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• “a woman walks into a bar…” It’s all Greek (wine) to me!

“a woman walks into a bar…” It’s all Greek (wine) to me!

The Greeks rolled into town this week – not in a Trojan horse though that would have been okay had it been filled with wine. They were on their last leg of a wine promotional tour of the U.S. and we were the lucky recipients of their promotional largesse. Having had wine in Greece, lo, […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” in El Paso, Texas

“a woman walks into a bar…” in El Paso, Texas

El Paso late afternoon, find a place, ok, well, Motel 6 if you must know, ask the guy at reception where to get the best Mexican food. He rattles off a few places but L&J Cafe, the old place by the graveyard, stands out as the preeminent, down and dirty hot spot so there I […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” Drinking Across America in Lake Havasu

“a woman walks into a bar…” Drinking Across America in Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu. Why did I stop here again????? Rather depressing as you roll down highway 95 running straight through town with every fast food chain that ever was, or is, greeting you on either side of the road, not to mention the dollar stores, car dealerships and colorless housing developments. The big attraction is the […]

• Dickel Tennessee Whisky + BBQ make delicious music together

Dickel Tennessee Whisky + BBQ make delicious music together

Wow, this has got to be my favorite event that I’ve been to this year.  I can’t see how it can be topped. So, George Dickel Tennessee Whisky and Serious BBQ guru, Adam Perry Lang, paired up to showcase their super delicious booze ‘n barbeque to a bunch of bloggers and online media folks. How […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” at Bagatelle for a rather exciting Sunday brunch

“a woman walks into a bar…” at Bagatelle for a rather exciting Sunday brunch

I lead a quiet life. I live in the hills where the most annoying noise is a cricket choir. When I get dressed up, I change my t-shirt and pants to…a t-shirt and pants. When I go out to Sunday brunch, a bunch of bleary-eyed hipsters whose low-level energy can barely make it to pass […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” with multiple Emmy winner & kickass ‘Cheers’ waitress, Rhea Perlman

“a woman walks into a bar…” with multiple Emmy winner & kickass ‘Cheers’ waitress, Rhea Perlman

It’s been many moons since Rhea Perlman and I have crossed paths so I was delighted when she said she would meet up for a drink. I mean, she practically lived in a bar, right?! Well, it was a tv bar but after eleven years of waitressing as Carla Tortelli in Cheers, you might be […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” with a new friend and a courageous story

“a woman walks into a bar…” with a new friend and a courageous story

Finishing up LearnAboutWine‘s kickass Napa vs Bordeaux wine tasting at Josie’s…18 wines in all, I needed a beer and The Daily Pint was just down the block. Who can resist The Daily Pint? What? You haven’t been? Do you like whiskey? Single malts? They have about a thousand. For real. And always terrific beer. And […]

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“a woman walks into a bar…” with multi-tasker, multi-talented Mimi Kennedy

“a woman walks into a bar…” with multi-tasker, multi-talented Mimi Kennedy

I’m going to meet Mimi Kennedy, actress, author, playwright and political activist. I’m exhausted just from writing all the things she does. And does them exceedingly well. Hey, she’s worked with Steven Soderbergh and Woody Allen among many other fabulous directors. In fact, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for her remarkable career in […]

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• “a woman walks into a bar…” with lovely actor, model Candace Kita

“a woman walks into a bar…” with lovely actor, model Candace Kita

I feel like I’m burning in hell. It’s 97 degrees. In the Valley. Hope the air conditioning is going full blast in this place. This place being the Tonga Hut, oldest tiki bar in L.A., born 1958. The storefront couldn’t be more obscure. I open the door. It’s a total black hole. Was the electricity […]

• “a woman walks into a bar…” for SoFAB’s Inaugural event…a gin tasting at Dominick’s

“a woman walks into a bar…” for SoFAB’s Inaugural event…a gin tasting at Dominick’s

What’s SoFAB you ask? SoFAB Institute is the home of The Museum of the American Cocktail which is in New Orleans and Los Angeles. Here’s a bit of what they do: * Celebrating the Food and Drink of All Cultures through Exhibits, Programming, and a Range of Media * Producer of the CULINARIA Query & […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” and goes to Tequila U at Ortega 120 in the South Bay

“a woman walks into a bar…” and goes to Tequila U at Ortega 120 in the South Bay

Walk into Ortega120 and you could be walking into a cantina in Mexico. It’s that cool. I was there for my freshman semester of Tequila University, the first Tuesday of the month, on the story and facts of Tequila…not the kind that had you hugging your toilet. This session was hosted by Hotel California Tequila. […]

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• “a woman walks into a bar…” Lesbian Libations with Mary and Erika

“a woman walks into a bar…” Lesbian Libations with Mary and Erika

Whoa Nelly! Hang on tight because the stories this little drinking session generated are one for the books. You know, you go out for a drink with cool, new friends figuring you’re still getting to know one another and…BOOM. You’re suddenly, like, six degrees from one another. I met Mary and Erika at a mutual […]