Ketel One Vodka

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Stop Over-Distilling Tequila, Or Why Ambhar Is The Worst Tequila To Enter The Market Since Cuervo Gold

    Because I get so many pitches from public relations people whose approach to their career is to employ the steamroller approach to e-mail communication ("Dear Food Writer and/or Blogger"), it's hard to remember which clueless human megaphone sent me the e-mail about Ambhar tequila. I do know that, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Grapes Of Wrath At The Melting Pot, Our Drink of the Week!

    While fondue may be their specialty, we've spent many a happy hour at The Melting Pot's bar bitching about stupid people over the other liquid nourishment. In their Irvine spot, bar stools are closest to both restrooms and kitchen, conveniently meeting our personal and gastronomical needs. One can e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    [UPDATED, W/SPECIALS!] Next OC Weekly-KCRW Good Food Happy Hour Scheduled for NEXT WEEK TONIGHT in Long Beach!

    See the end of this post for the $5 drink and entree specials!So far in the wildly successful happy hours we've co-hosted with KCRW-FM 89.9, we've given SanTana and Costa Mesa some love--but what about Long Beach, that wonderful metropolis that no one in journalism seems to live except us (and eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Beverage Giant Diageo Screws Independent Brewer At Scottish Awards Show

    What do you get when you're a hugely successful independent brewer headed to an awards show you're expected to win at?Well, if the awards show was partly sponsored by Diageo, the largest distiller in the world, the answer is "not the trophy you actually won."

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Cant-e-lope Tonight at Tommy Bahama Laguna Beach, Our Drink of the Week

    Eight miles. That's the distance between the two Orange County branches of Tommy Bahama. No other locations in the family are so closely situated, but then again, how often do you have such prime real estate in proximity of resorts, ocean and an artsy neighborhood?We're treated to glimpses of the Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Drink of the Week: Sheldon Brookbank's "Rock Williams"

    Linnea Lieberman​So you're out fishing, hanging out with the guys, and you're desperate for a drink. You've got energy drinks, vodka, and candy. What do you do?

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Drink Of The Week: Viet-jito From AnQi Gourmet Bistro

    ​Since House of An opened AnQi adjacent to Charlie Palmer, Bay Area transplants (like myself) have wondered if it's on par with the rest of the family. The collaboration of traditional Asian dishes alongside Chef Ryan Carson's inventive point-of-view has succeeded in doing the almost impossible: M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Five Crappy Restaurant Penny Pinches

    Flickr user bendeming​Yeah, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Testing Tequila: Camarena vs. Cazadores

    Flickr user bbum​I've spent a long time working on my alcohol collection. I'm not some weirdo amalgamator of obscure liquors; I just like to have premium stuff. That means I tend to buy Ketel One (on those rare occasions that I want vodka and zakuski), Hendricks or Martin Miller's gin, etc.While I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Drink of the Week: Southern Pear Tea at Memphis Cafe

    Jessica Ford Southern Pear Tea​You can't experience the South without having a glass of sweet tea, and Memphis Cafe in Costa Mesa is taking the Southern staple and adding what any bar should--alcohol. Memphis' Southern Pear Tea is the Drink of the Week because it actually tastes like rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Royal Khyber and Savannah's Creative Ways To Get Your Business Back

    I've got to hand it to O.C. restauranteurs: They've got some good ideas in their heads. With the bad economy eating away at their business, some of them have devised creative ways to draw attention to themselves, and hopefully, get people in the door.  Take Royal Khyber. They're offering a $2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part VIII

    Hungover from Super Bowl Sunday? Us too. (Yes, even those of us who aren't the biggest football nuts by a long shot. . .but when stranded in SFO waiting to head back to John Wayne, there aren't too many entertainment options.) Anyway, we obviously didn't go hog wild on Super Bowl coverage around her ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    Now Youre A Boner!

    Cest Si Bon: for those who love to drink with those who love to drink

  • Columns

    December 11, 2003
  • Columns

    October 18, 2001


    Red, blue and white-trash weekend

  • Columns

    October 4, 2001


    But first a quick workout

  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Aliso Viejo

    The homies call it AV

  • Unknown

    April 26, 2001