LA looks good in the cocktail department
Annual cocktail meet-up/all-around industry party Tales of the Cocktail returns to New Orleans in July, but for now the folks behind the annual event have released their short list of Spirited Awards semifinalists. The list is full of LA talent, from the folks at Harvard & Stone and The Normandie Club to Yael Vengroff and The Spare Room team, to Upstairs at the Ace Hotel in Downtown, and even the restaurant bar at Eveleigh. Peep the whole list for yourself.
Urban Plates invades Pasadena
Lake Avenue has a new lunch player with the arrival of Urban Plates, a healthy-eating option doing salads, sandwiches, plates, and more. The new outlet only just opened, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the restaurant’s outdoor patio (which includes a fire feature, naturally). 269 S. Lake Avenue, Pasadena.
Even more craft beer
The LA Times takes a look at a few new craft beer options around town, including Scholb Premium Ales in Torrance and Pocock Brewing from Santa Clarita. There’s also love for Pomona’s new favorite Homage Brewing.
Von Miller hits Guisados
Despite his contract negotiation woes, Super Bowl winner Von Miller managed to spend some time in Echo Park eating tacos. Here’s the man himself, rocking the hat and all.
Linden Public's redo in Long Beach
More than just a coffee shop, Long Beach's Linden Public now offers an expanded menu and wine bar vibes. There's everything from omelettes to burgers to pasta now, with extended hours until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.
$1 cannoli at Knead & Co.
Grand Central Market's Knead & Co. is doing $1 cannoli all day long today. It's ostensibly to celebrate something called National Cannoli Day, but that's made up and irrelevant. Just show up for the cheap cannoli, and don't worry about why.
American Tea Room does cocktails now
The drinks-focused folks from Pharmacie have teamed up with Downtown's American Tea Room to start offering tea-infused cocktails as of this weekend. There are options like bourbon with black tea-infused simple syrup, each priced at $12 apiece.
Hanjip hits new heights
Starting this weekend for Father’s Day, Culver City’s Hanjip is going All You Can Eat for lunch. Saturdays and Sundays only from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can down endless amounts of banchan and beef. Check the promo below for the offered options.