2016 Drinks Archive Stories

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  • Brazilian Bomba By: Jenn Tanaka | photography by ralph palumbo
    Southern Californians enjoy our fair share of Latin libations notably the margarita and mojito. But if you’re feeling a bit blasé about the standards, it’s time to step up to the caipirinha. Think of it as the mojito’s artisanal Brazilian cousin, the snappy samba to the margarita’s Mexican hat dance. Gratitude&rsqu
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • K'ya Bistro's Strawberry Mojito By: Jenn Tanaka | photography by ralph palumbo
    There’s nothing quite like the ripe, sweet strawberries of California. Each year our state harvests more of these plump red berries than any other place in the country. Though the fruits start appearing in January, April marks the peak of strawberry season, when you’ll find the sweetest, most flavorful offerings. K’ya Bistro at
    Fri Apr 01, 2016
  • A Restaurant By: Jenn Tanaka | Photography by John Dole
    The space that houses Newport Beach’s A Restaurant is a longstanding PCH landmark. When it first opened as The Arches in 1926, the eatery began humbly as a diner and service station. As time passed, the quaint beachside village grew into the luxurious waterfront city that we know now. When two Corona del Mar natives, McG and Jordan Otterbe
    Fri Feb 26, 2016
  • Sweet on Cupid By: Jenn Tanaka | Photography by Ralph Palumbo
    BLK Earth Sea Spirits is known for two things: succulent Wagyu-grade steaks and resplendent views of Huntington Beach. I had promised dinner guests a sunset spectacle with shimmering hues, but Mother Nature intended something else that evening: As we curved along old Highway 1, the wind began whipping up and a layer of fog enveloped the car.
    Tue Feb 02, 2016