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  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Gin-Gin Mule at Orange Hill, Our Drink of the Week!

    Being one of a few restaurants in OC that's perched on a high-enough mound of earth, Orange Hill is still, after all these years, making a killing on that view. The valet is still mandatory and if you eat at the actual restaurant, it's going to cost you about $40 for a 14-ounce New York steak and an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Kimosabe, Our Drink of the Week!

    "Kimosabe" is the first word of dialogue spoken in the new action picture The Lone Ranger (well, two long scenes of action at the beginning and end, with a lot of yaaaaawn in between). Kimosabe is also the first of three summer cocktails tied to movies playing at Cinepolis, the luxury movie theaters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Sweet Basil Gin Rickey at Capital Grille, Our Drink of the Week!

    ​"Wow, I haven't made one of these in a long time," the cute, raven-haired waitress at Capital Grille confessed as she poured out my Sweet Basil Gin Rickey into a martini glass. I understand why: a Rickey is the Mr. Burns of classic cocktails--none of the Mad Men chic of an Old Fashioned or a Manh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Five Rediscovered 'Old Man' Gin Cocktails

    Flickr user shannonhurstlane​You young whippersnappers! You think just because some glorified bartender figures out there's more to a cocktail than syrupy fruit liqueurs and vodkas shaken together with too much ice, you've invented more trendy cocktails. Well, we were drinking these cocktails back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010


    nostromoo @ CC BY-NC 2.0​The first time I had gin was at my local bar in the town in rural Iowa where I used to live. A friend ordered gin and tonic in a place called the Checkered Flag, a place that sold Budweiser for 70 cents a glass and Grain Belt "Primo", the world's most insipid be ... More >>

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Food

    March 18, 1999

    Famous Food, Part 2

    Conductors! Rock Stars! Restaurateurs! Poets!