Tam O’Shanter Remembers Robert Burns: Jan 23 + 24. Make Reservations NOW!
Jan16

Tam O’Shanter Remembers Robert Burns: Jan 23 + 24. Make Reservations NOW!

Tam O’Shanter, a member of the Lawry’s family of restaurants and one of the longest standing restaurants in Los Angeles, is hosting its annual fun-filled celebration of Robert Burns with two seatings each on Tuesday, January 23 and Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (5:30 pm and 8:15 pm seating/event times).   The Tam’s celebration of the poet’s 259th birthday (he was born on January 25, 1759) will feature: –over 40 varieties of...

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The 12 Drinks of Christmas, Day 10: Celebrate the New Year with  Teeling Irish Whiskey  Sips!
Dec30

The 12 Drinks of Christmas, Day 10: Celebrate the New Year with Teeling Irish Whiskey Sips!

Teeling is one of these surprise brands that will knock you off your feet when you realize how darn good this brand is. I found out how unique Teeling was when I interviewed Stephen Teeling at The Federal in Long Beach. Not only did I get the history of the brand, I got a tasting session that blew me away. Each presentation of Teeling Irish Whiskey is better than the last from Small Batch to Single Grain to Single Malt.. each had...

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12 Drinks of Christmas  – Day 8! Try Bumbu Rum Co. for Tasty Crafted Rum  Cocktails!
Dec28

12 Drinks of Christmas – Day 8! Try Bumbu Rum Co. for Tasty Crafted Rum Cocktails!

Bumbu Rum might seem to be a new kid on the block in terms of spirits, but it goes back centuries. There are two different Bumbu Rums: original and the blend. The original is based on the original 16-17th century recipe (see below for more details)     Here’s the Bumbu story or stories since there are two: one for the Original, one for the Blend! (The content of the stories is from the Bumbu website:...

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Sip Gorgeous, Tasty Cocktails for This Last Ditch Shopping Week!  Happy Shopping!
Dec18

Sip Gorgeous, Tasty Cocktails for This Last Ditch Shopping Week! Happy Shopping!

Looking for great cocktails for holiday parties or for next week’s holiday? I have a slew of them below. There are ways to customize these cocktails so I have provided specific spirits for some. I have had the chance to experience some of these spirits and I really have had some good taste tests with them. The ones featuring Sparkling Ice will be lower calorie and quite suitable for those seeking to watch calories and sugar this...

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Are You a Sake Fan? If so,This Cocktail Is for You!! Mixing It Up with  Haikara Sake!
Dec13

Are You a Sake Fan? If so,This Cocktail Is for You!! Mixing It Up with Haikara Sake!

It’s not often I see a cocktail that uses the flavor and textures of an international spirit like Sake to the best advantage of the spirit. Yet the company has done just that. Haikara is produced at Umenoyado located in Nara, Japan considered the birthplace of sake because its cold winters are ideal for making good sake. Umenoyado has been producing traditional Japanese sake in this same location since 1893 by a team of Tojis...

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Great Gifts that  Deliver Great Taste: GourmetGiftBaskets.com!
Dec09

Great Gifts that Deliver Great Taste: GourmetGiftBaskets.com!

Looking for the perfect gift for someone hard to buy for? GourmetGiftBaskets.com has everything you would want to give – and more! I got lost in checking out all the great gift ideas so I am featuring just a few that would be a great gift for anyone– at any time of the year. Make sure you bookmark the site because you can find great gifts for as little as $29 and you can go the super-deluxe route and give an amazing gift...

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