In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver with alcohol. And unless you've been used to trekking through sand in the Middl ... More >>
There's nothing more synonymous with Metal than booze, so we've concocted some adult mixed beverages whose ingredients were inspired by some of our favorite Metal songs. Since no one on staff is a licensed bartender, we asked actor and metal aficionado Steve Sharkey, who moonlights as a bartender at ... More >>
As Eminem's protege, the Alabama-raised Yelawolf is the latest rapper to tap into a niche you could politely call white trash rap. His debut album on Shady Records, Radioactive, openly embraces his less-than-classy roots, with brags about his body being totally tatted up, rocking "dirty ass jeans ... More >>
Edwin GoeiOnly Saturdays at 3 p.m. is it this empty.The Place: Ra Sushi, 2401 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782;(714) 566-1700.
The Hours: Mon.-Sat., 3-7 p.m.
The Deal: $2 hot sake. $3 domestic beers. $4 well drinks, Corona, Sapporo, Stella Artois, and Tsingtao. $5 Kirin, Le Terre Chardonnay, Le Te ... More >>
During the summertime, every day is a good day for a Bloody Mary or mimosa--especially after work. And the film industry knows it--there's currently a deluge of movies begging for a soused-up audience making the cinematic rounds: The Hangover Part II, Bridesmaids, Bad Teacher, Horrible Bosses (an ... More >>
Disregard Confederate Calvin, por favor...Mexicans drink tequila, mezcal, sotol, pulque, beer, brandy, whiskey, more beer . . . you get the picture. But rum? Maybe in the Gulf of Mexico region, but the only sugarcane-based alcohol the wabs I know like are charanda (all those damn michoacanos) and ... More >>
Jessica FordWhen your drink is served in a giant fishbowl, you know you're going to have a good time. Buster's Beach House manages to combine classy waterfront dining with a lively bar scene by sectioning off the bar from the main dining area. Get the best of both areas by claiming one of the boo ... More >>
Flickr user InfrogmationThe saviors of Oktoberfest?The big food story going around the Internet right now is Slate's piece on the decline in Germany's beer culture. It's a relatively well-written piece, with a lot of history and anecdotes thrown in, but something nagged throughout--hadn't I read ... More >>
CREAM: Chocolate and vanilla, $9.99/can.Four Loko has had its metaphorical gonads cut out from underneath it; Joose is in the staging area for the chopping block. What's a lonely hobo, desperate hipster wannabe or unsocialized computer-bound geek to do for that alcoholic, caffeinated hit?On Monda ... More >>
After tasting the Mojito at Brea nightclub/bar Entourage last night, it occurred to me this concoction is slightly out of season. It's a clear drink made with mint leaves and evokes fond memories of summer.
Flickr user bendemingYeah, yeah, bad economy, food cost, hey entitled moron let's see you run a restaurant, blah, blah, blah. Restaurants are for-profit businesses, sure, and it's tempting to cut costs in creative ways, but here's the kicker, restaurants of America: they ought to be as invisible ... More >>
Jessica FordThe experience at Panama Joe's in Long Beach all depends on where you sit: the bar to the right or the dining room to the left. In the bar, you can watch just about any sport on the flat screen TVs covering the walls, and on some nights, you're greeted by scantily clad alcoho ... More >>
There's two ways you can describe a vibrant, ground-breaking band. You can try piecing together the components of their sound, or you just talk about the way they make you feel. The first option is complicated and often involves a pile of stumbling adjectives, niche comparisons and a lot of ... More >>
Does someone you know have a birthday coming up? Do you kind of want to see this person vomit all over themselves? If you answered yes to one or both of these questions then it's time for you to head on over to the Orange Circle with this special someone and head into Paul's Cocktails for a shot . . ... More >>
Dads had their fun on Sunday, and now it's the ladies' turn. Next Tuesday, June 30, from 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m, Kimera is hosting its monthly Girls' Night Out event. Expect complimentary hors d'oeuvres during the first hour, Bacardi Mojitos for $6 and a raffle (prizes include a $100 Spa Gregorie's g ... More >>