Tom Collins

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Italian Renaissance at Canaletto, Our Drink of the Week!

    Sometimes, I feel bad for Canaletto at Fashion Island. Its take on regional Italian cuisine frequently gets lost to the shopping center's crowd, especially the mock Italians that have their Ferraris and Fiats valeted just in front of the restaurant. The crowds usually want eggplant parmigiana and do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Cucumber Collins at Catal Restaurant, Our Drink of the Week!

    You're in Downtown Disney. You want a cocktail. Maybe a bite of something small. Something like tapas. Is there tapas in Downtown Disney? Yes, in fact, there is. And it's been here all along. Catal Restaurant has offered a Spanish-leaning menu since there was a Downtown Disney. Sure, they call the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Moscow Mule on Tap at Broadway by Amar Santana

    "What's that copper cup on the tap?" "Moscow Mules on tap." "You're insane. Nobody puts cocktails on tap." "We do."Insane or not, Gabrielle Dion, Ricky Yarnall and David Valiante at Laguna Beach's Broadway by Amar Santana have indeed been creating enormous batches of cocktails, carbonating them ... 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 >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Teaching an Old Dick New Tricks

    Thank God weve still got Dick Nixon to kick around

  • Film

    December 1, 2005

    Rent Scam

    Musical’s success continues to film, but the question remains: Was the real author ripped off?

  • Features

    December 1, 2005


    A Tale of Sex, Drugs, Dirty Copsand a Girl Who Knew Too Much

  • Columns

    October 14, 2004

    Ladys Chattering Lover

    My gay husband can outtalk your gay husband