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Tag Archives: Recreation

• First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

First you drink your scotch, then you make a bicycle!

The beautifully grained bike is constructed from about 15 staves taken from second-fill Glenmorangie whiskey casks. The Glenmorangie Original by Renovo bicycle, a collaboration between the famous Scotch whisky producer and Oregon-based wooden bicycle manufacturer Renovo, the unique new bikes can be yours for $7000. They are the first in the world to feature a frame constructed […]

• First Venice Art Crawl of 2017 takes place March 16!

First Venice Art Crawl of 2017 takes place March 16!

FIRST VENICE ART CRAWL OF 2017 TAKES PLACE MARCH 16: THIS IS VENICE! www.veniceartcrawl.com Venice, CA, March 10, 2017—The 7th Annual Venice Art Crawl (VAC) kicks off Thursday, March 16 with the theme: This Is Venice, highlighting what makes this beachside community unique with art, culture and entertainment from 6-10PM in dozens of venues across the city. The majority […]

• Get ready to Par-tay! “Magic Mike” launches another much-needed vodka!

Get ready to Par-tay! “Magic Mike” launches another much-needed vodka!

Channing Tatum now has his own potato vodka called Born & Bred distilled by Grand Teton Distillery in Idaho. What’s it made with? “It’s a smooth 80-proof drink that’s made from glacial water, Idaho potatoes, and Tatum’s sweat.” I’ll take a case. “CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE FOR MISCHIEF”~ slogan on Born and Bred bottle

• Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Celeb Booze News: Sammy Hagar & Adam Levine Launch Tequila & Mezcal Blend

Hoping they make beautiful music together, rockers Sammy Hagar, of Cabo Wabo Tequila fame, and Adam Levine of Maroon 5, blended tequila and mezcal to concoct a new brand new agave spirit, Santo Puro Mezquila. It should be available everywhere just about now! Give it a shot!      

• Want to give your beer better head? There’s a thingamajig for that.

Another item you didn’t know you needed. No, it’s not a dildo. If you’re a devoted beer lover, then this thingamajig is for you. It’s a portable handheld device called, UltraBeer, that you stick into your glass of beer for a couple of seconds in order to create micro bubbles – “repeat as often as desired or […]

• 2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles Coming Up in March!

2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles Coming Up in March!

2017 ¡Latin Food Fest! Los Angeles America’s largest annual Hispanic culinary celebration, ¡Latin Food Fest!, takes place March 24-25, adjacent the Santa Monica Pier (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401). The 2017 action-packed line-up features tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops. The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival. Guests pay […]

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

40% Of Booze Buyers Make Decisions In-Store & Other Data

“IRI®, the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail, media and over-the-counter health care companies, announced today results from its study analyzing the habits of U.S. consumers regarding alcoholic beverages. Although drinks of choice differed among generations, consumers from millennials to seniors continue to indulge in beer, wine and spirits products with […]

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• The Magical Dîner en Blanc in L.A.!

The Magical Dîner en Blanc in L.A.!

Last week, the magical pop-up Dîner en Blanc arrived at the Los Angeles Music Center. What luck climate change because evening temperatures hovered in the high ’70’s. The scene of attendees gliding around all in white – everything white! – unfolded on the plaza between the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Mark Taper Forum like an enchanting, dreamlike scene from […]

• Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

Love whisky? Play the market? A Whiskey & Spirits ETF for ya

The ETF Managers Group and Spirited Funds recently rolled out a first-of-its-kind ETF that targets companies that produce alcoholic beverages. The Spirited Funds/ETFMG Whiskey & Spirits ETF covers publicly traded companies across the globe that are engaged in the production of whiskey and/or spirits. According to the prospectus, the initial universe of Index constituents consists […]

• Ahoy! Cocktails to help you Talk Like a Pirate! Arrr, 9/19!

Ahoy! Cocktails to help you Talk Like a Pirate! Arrr, 9/19!

Monday is the day – International Talk Like a Pirate Day! A day to swagger and growl, a day to let your inner buccaneer out to play. As our friend Tom Smith wrote in his classic song, “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” it’s “That time in September when sea dogs remember that grown ups still […]

• Well, this will be fun! Top L.A. bartenders compete monthly at Terrine!

Well, this will be fun! Top L.A. bartenders compete monthly at Terrine!

TERRINE DEBUTS VERSUS ON SEPTEMBER 20, A NEW MONTHLY GUEST BARTENDER SERIES FEATURING MASHUPS WITH LOS ANGELES’ BEST BAR TALENT Once a month, Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright will challenge the city’s finest barkeeps to a cocktail duel, enlisting their help in building one-night-only menus of ingredient-driven drinks   WHAT:           Beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016, […]

• 6th Annual LA Food & Wine Festival Aug 25-28. Get your tix!

6th Annual LA Food & Wine Festival Aug 25-28. Get your tix!

THE SIXTH ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS COMPLEMENTING THE EPICUREAN EXPERIENCE ON AUGUST 25-28, 2016 The preeminent culinary event programming ranges from a performance by Grammy Award-winning hip hop trio De La Soul to a partnership with NFL Homegating for a gourmet slider bar to a […]

• Karen Grill, what’s a nice Jewish girl like you doing behind the bar?

Karen Grill, what’s a nice Jewish girl like you doing behind the bar?

Since I drink for a living, I meet a lot of people in the booze world, particularly bartenders because, ‘hellooo’, they are generally the ones serving the booze – sometimes at a bar, sometimes at an event. As customers, we walk in and take a seat at a bar, we order a drink and chitchat […]

• taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

taste on Melrose is killin’ it with beautiful cocktails!

              Taste on Melrose‘s new Spring/Summer cocktails are so beautiful they would not be out of place as an accessory for this gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress! Sometimes beauty is only skin deep but these cocktails are not just a pretty face. They are delicious, refreshing warm-day sippers created by […]

• Sherry Yard Masters Delectable Food & Drink At The Tuck Room

Sherry Yard Masters Delectable Food & Drink At The Tuck Room

“La Casse-Croûte” – Nina Hiken/Guest Reporter On a recent Sunday afternoon, we stopped to say hello to Master Mixologist Adam Seger and Master Chef Sherry Yard at their brand new Westwood Village digs, The TUCK Room, where you can tuck into a vast menu of deliciousness. The space spans the gamut: cocktail bar-elegant dinner party-stay […]