The Weekend Cocktail: Go Vintage with a September Morn Cocktail

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY For fun I have been looking up vintage cocktail recipes. This week I have chosen the roaring 20’s most popular September Morn! The cocktail culture of this era was all about decadence and fun, and this drink has both … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Summer Melts Into The Fall Punch

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BY  GWEN KENNEALLY Earlier in the week I gave you some fantastic recipes to celebrate the last weekend of the summer. Here is a cocktail to make your Labor Day gathering complete. Have a safe and awesome weekend! The Summer Melts Into The … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Pisco Sour from BLT Steak LA

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The BLT Steak LA Pisco Sour made with Kappa Pisco.

BY GWEN KENNEALLY It's always fun to share cocktail recipes from some of Los Angeles' best restaurants.  This Pisco Sour was created by Andrew Parrish, the in-house bartender at BLT Steak LA on Sunset Boulevard.  It's mixed with the new … [Read more...]

Back to the Kitchen: Have a Summer Luau Party!

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BY  GWEN KENNEALLY Where did the Luau come from and where does Hawaiian food get its influences? Hawaiian chefs are accustomed to mixing and matching a multitude of Polynesian, Eastern and Western flavors. Flawlessly and bravely creating a unique … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Passion Fruit Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY It seems like after the 4th of July we are sneaking into a lovely party weekend. This awesome martini packs a punch but is so yummy delicious! Have a great weekend. Cheers! PASSION FRUIT MARTINI 8 Parts ABSOLUT VODKA 2 … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: In Memoriam—A Toast And Tribute To Jim Sahin, Cafe Aldente Chef/Owner

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This week, the heart of Studio City became heavy with the passing of Jim Sahin,  who owned and operated Café Aldente since 1988. I got the privilege of meeting Jim over 10 years ago when he started dating one of my … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Mixed Berry Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY You got to love summer! I can’t even tell you how many berries we are eating! Fresh berries are everywhere and a rock bottom prices! This cocktail that is rich in antioxidants and can be enjoyed with or even without alcohol. … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: The Happy Daddy Martini

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Not another tie? Want to make your dad super happy this Fathers Day? How about getting out your cocktail shaker and making this cocktail that is sure to get the party going? After he is done manning the grill dear old dad will be … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Pride Party Punch

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY This weekend marks some special events celebrating gay pride! West Hollywood has a festival all weekend and one of the largest and most inclusive parades in Los Angeles, the LA PRIDE Parade which steps off at 11:00 a.m. on … [Read more...]

The Weekend Cocktail: Celebrate San Francisco With The Golden Gate 75

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BY GWEN KENNEALLY Last weekend marked the anniversary of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. My beloved Noni pushed my father in a stroller on opening day 75 years ago! As one of the tallest, longest and most photographed bridges in the … [Read more...]