Maker's Mark

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    If Aaron Kushner Has His Way, Monday Will Leave OC Register W/Less Reporters Than When He Bought It: UPDATE

    See the third page of this post for more information on the coming Register furloughs, layoffs, and buyouts... ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 3, 10:24 A.M.: The wheels are coming off Aaron Kushner's grand experiment with the Orange County Register--and fast. On Friday, the Orange County Business Journal broke ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 1, 2013

    Vaportinis: We've Got the Vapors

    [Trendzilla] Testing Julie Palmer's alcoholic vapors with all the flavor, little of the buzz

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Diatribe with Dave: Still the Best Old Fashioned........Ever

    Every second and fourth Wednesday night of the month, legendary bartender/chef/restaurant insider Dave Mau hosts Dinner with Dave at Memphis at the Santora, where he treats drinkers to a free meal and live music as the evening progresses. To remind ustedes of this great night, Dave treats us ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    On the Line: Austin Lee of Itriya Cafe, Part One

    Deciding on a place to conduct an interview with a chef can be tricky. Luckily, our secret weapon is a hit, as Austin Lee circles OC Mart Mix thrice to locate Portola Coffee Lab in time to beat the Paul Mitchell students on break. With his Asian upbringing (plus Italian and Brazilian childhood influ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Rand Study On Medical Pot Among Year's Worst, Scientific American Says

    ​Remember that Rand Corporation study from earlier this year that claimed crime actually increased in L.A. neighborhoods where cops closed medical marijuana dispensaries? The one that forgot to include crime statistics compiled by the Los Angeles Police Department?? The one that Rand had to retrac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Five Things You Didn't Know About Bourbon

    Flickr user spenceke​September is National Bourbon Month. As the weather cools off (OK, everywhere except Southern California), it's a good time to consider one of the finest drinks made in America. Uncork a bottle, pour a little into a snifter, add a little pour of cool spring water, and lean bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Our Drink of the Week

    ​The Wild Turkey distillery tour in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky isn't the most popular on the Bluegrass State's Bourbon Trail--that would be the Maker's Mark one--or the most-thorough--that honor goes to Woodford Reserve--but in many ways, it's the best. It's absolutely down-home, starting with a docum ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Billy Kernkamp Is Music-Mad

    [Locals Only] And he grew up to woo the girls with his sensitive singer/songwriter skills

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Gustavo's Top Five Drinks of 2008

    Hint to restaurants: you'll get in my better graces if you offer great, non-alcoholic drinks. Beverages rank high on my palate, and I'll never forget the banana soda offered by a long-gone Honduran restaurant. Here, then, were my favorite drinks of the year.1. Maker's Mark, neat, at Memphis at the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    The Crosby Still Not Ready for Prime Time

    We like the Crosby, we really do. We cheered their fight against the idiot SanTana bureaucrats. We like co-owners Chris Alfaro, Phil Nisco and Marc Yamaoka 'cause they always sport a smile and some weird-ass T-shirt (one of their workers was wearing one with Steve Urkel's mugshot--I remember that ep ... More >>

  • Music

    December 7, 2006