Barnsdall Summer Friday Wine Tasting Resumes!


*It just so happens that tomorrow is National Burger Day—so go eat some burgers! Among our faves: Umami Burger, Comme Ca, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Father’s Office, Kitchen 24 (I know—it surprised us too), and Hungry Cat.

*While we’re on the topic, health food haven M Café de Chaya is going all Memorial Day with a burgers and beer promotion starting May 31. Get a Big Macro Burger (spoiler alert—it’s not meat) and one of four organic beers for $14.95. That doesn’t sound all that cheap until you realize that a Laverstoke Park Organic Lager goes for around $8 on its own. The rest of the organi-brews? Pinkus Organic Hefe-Weizen, St. Peter’s Organic English Ale, and Laverstroke Park Organic Ale. 

*Campanile is excited about Copper River salmon season. So excited, in fact, that they’re paring the especially delicious Alaskan variety with a complimentary glass of 2008 Edna Valley Pinot Noir for a limited time. Cheers!

*The June 3rd installment of Breadbar Century City’s Hatchi “Mix” will feature mix master Joel Black from downtown’s Caña Rum Bar. Reservations required. So, what’s to drink?

-Ginger Mistress:  White Rum, Apricot Liqueur, Lemon, Honey, and –Ginger Float of Laphroag Cask Strength

-Anejo Daiquiri:  Zaya 12 year and Lime 

-Dark & Stormy:  Gosslings 126 House Blend, Lime, Ginger, and Soda

-Blood & White Sand: White Rum, Pineapple, Cherry Heering, Carpano Antica Formula Sweet Vermouth, and Bitter Truth Lemon Bitters

-Mai Tai:  Nession Eleve Sous Bois, Appleton 12 year, Lime, Orgeat, and Curaco 

-Blind Lemon Jefferson:  Sazerac 6 year, Angostura Bitters, and Lemon Juice 

-Gin & Terragonic:  Martin Millers, Lime, Drambuie, Simple Syrup, and Tonic Water 

-Bellini Le Fleur:  Luksusowa Vodka, Lavender Peach Puree, and Drop Lemon Verbena Oil, topped with Champagne