Jason Schiffer

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    The Best Things to Drink in Orange County (And Long Beach), 2014

    Alcohol isn't the only thing to drink in Orange County (though it's pretty nice). OC all up in that juice crave and can serve a pretty mean cup of coffee. Then again, booze runs the world, so we have for you now a list of the best things to drink in Orange County, from coffee to more coffee to Vietn ... More >>

  • Food

    January 30, 2014

    A Guide to Every OC City's Booze Scene

    How we drink, from best (Santa Ana) to blurst (Villa Park)

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Dave Castillo, 320 Main Bar Manager, Finalist in Cocktail Competition Among LA Bigwig Bartenders

    Last month, Jason Schiffer of the fabulous 320 Main in Seal Beach invited me to be a judge at a cocktail competition held at the Varnish, the fabulous pseudo-speakeasy at the back of the venerable Cole's in downtown LA. The purpose of the competition was to get LA bartenders ready for the cocktail c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Gustavo's Top 5 Drinks of 2012!

    Although we've been boozehounds here at SaFII since forever, 2012 was the year where we really took off and became full-fledged drinkers. Not only did we hold an epic Happy Hour with KCRW and the OC Bartender's Cabinet (and stand by for the next one...) but we began reporting on alcohol as its own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Eat This Now: Bleu Tenders at 320 Main

    320 Main in Seal Beach rightfully gets praised in these pages again and again as OC's premier cocktail lab, a place where owner Jason Schiffer and his manager Dave Castillo dominate local competitors like the 1927 New York Yankees and give LA's bartenders not only a run for their money, but frequent ... More >>

  • Food

    October 11, 2012

    Forrest Cokely, Liquor Expert

    [Best Of 2012] The Hi-Times Wine Cellars master's favorite things about Orange County

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The Crippled Creek at 320 Main, Our Drink of the Week

    The week our Happy Hour issue came out featuring the Orange County Bartenders Cabinet, 320 Main owner and Seal Beach's favorite mad Michigander, Jason Schiffer, mentioned that he was working on a cocktail using mustard.Polite, slow, disbelieving blinking; nobody creates cocktails using mustard. The ... More >>

  • Food

    March 8, 2012

    The Orange County Bartenders Cabinet Shake It Up

    The group of county libation crafters is teaching you to drink as you've never drunk before

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    320 Main Makes Jonathan Gold's List of LA's 55 Best Cocktails!

    Seal Beach: Not LA, but who cares?‚ÄčLA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold's list of Los Angeles' 55 best cocktails is essential reading, not so much for the drunk aspect but to hear him drop history bits after history bits on cocktails, restaurants, and so much more. But noth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Joshua Miller of 320 Main, Part One

    Photo by Meg Strouse‚ÄčPeople come to 320 Main in Seal Beach to sip the stiff drinks owner Jason Schiffer mixes and chomp the steaks that Chef Joshua Miller sears. We wish we could do a profile on both; but for this feature, Chef Miller gets the stage as he answers our silly questionnaire. Stay tu ... More >>