This week has been a scorcher for Southern California so here is a look at my attempt to stay cool during this taste of summer!
Oprah has recently partnered with Starbucks to add some of her wisdom to our morning beverages and I have been drinking it up–literally! Try and not be inspired when you’re looking at this koozie on a Monday Morning!
Sadie Kitchen & Lounge celebrated it’s 2nd Anniversary this past Tuesday and all of the Star-chasers were out in full force to help commemorate. After throwing a few punches I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these most delicious creations by mixologist Giovanni Martinez-a Kentucky Ninja; made with Scotch, Bourbon, wild honey and bitters lightly misted on the top!
This week I succeeded at finally getting a Martini at Musso & Frank’s. I’ve lived in L.A. for 8 years and somehow have always found myself at the oldest restaurant in Hollywood when they had their doors shuttered. It might not have been the best martini of my life (sorry Esquire…), but there’s a good chance the bartender is the same one they had in 1919, and he would throw a drink in your face if you called him a mixologist.
After a Wednesday Martini night you have to have a Thursday juice bar morning, and did anyone know that Mel’s Diner on Sunset Blvd had one?! I wish I could tell you it cost less than those other juice bars…but my Popeye’s Breakfast tasted better than anything I’ve had at Pressed and only consisted of spinach, apples, kale, and parsley.
Nothing says it’s Friday like going to a new bar opening and this Friday, May 16th, it’s all about Harlowe, the 1933 Group’s answer to the modern dilemma-where has old Hollywood glamour gone to? I’m most looking forward to trying a Rye the Long Face-made with Rye Whisky, Honey, lemon, apple cider vinegar, and picked rhubarb “boba” created by famed NYC bartending revolutionary Dushan Zaric.
Cheers, and a toast to a happy weekend, with many more beverages to write about!