It’s unanimous. The imbibers of Los Angeles have grown up. According to these 10 L.A. bartenders, the era of lemon drops and red-headed sluts has dissolved into today’s sophisticated swath of small-batch bourbon and mezcal topped with edible flowers.
On September 23, a yet to be determined number of L.A. bars will gather at The Majestic for Cocktails in the City, the mixology fest that began five years ago in London. Los Angeles is the event’s first U.S. city and so far, participating bars include Roger Room, The Normandie Club, Sassafras, Birds and Bees, Melrose Umbrella Co, Now Boarding, The Edison, Lost Property and Hotel Figueroa.
Silver Lake will get a new izakaya soon (the owners say July 22), just a few doors down from the always-crowded Silverlake Ramen. Osen Izakaya is chef Damon Min Cho’s first Los Angeles restaurant of his own after working in the kitchens of Matsuhisa, the now-shuttered Maia and a five-month stint at Tao Hollywood, which our food critic recently reviewed. Cho currently owns Tamashi Soul sushi bar in San Francisco.
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Selecting a term
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