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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Seal Beach: Not LA, but who cares?LA 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 >>
Photo by Meg StrousePeople 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.
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