International Womens Day at Cole’s! (Friday, March 8th, 1pm-7pm)

March 7th, 2013 — 5:03pm

International Women’s Day Celebration at Cole’s Tomorrow, 03/08/13 – LA Cocktails

Tomorrow, Cole’s in Downtown Los Angeles is hosting a Mad Tea Party for International Women’s Day from 1PM to 7 PM.

Hollis Bulleit (Bulleit Bourbon) and Kat Wit (Dominick’s) will host the party as part of LUPEC LA (Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails). There will be food and drink specials from Cole’s as well as guest bartenders Jaymee Mandeville (formerly Drago Centro and now with Barcadi) and Karen Grill (formerly Playa and now with Bestia) mixing it up.

Ladies are encouraged to wear hats, tea dresses and gloves for the Mad Tea Party theme.

Cole’s will be introducing the new Happy Hour sliders and tots.

Drink specials mentioned:
- Brent Falco: Pommeau du Normadie & Selection Calvados Cobblers & Bulliet Bourbon Seelbachs
- Zahra Bates: Jello Cocktail shots
- Cari Hah: Nova Fogo Old Fashion & Hot Tea Cocktail
- Jaymee Mandeville: Dewars 12 cocktails
- Karen Grill: Hendricks punch

Plus Ms. Hollis mentioned Bulleit Rye Champagne Punch and possibly Friday Bloody Marys and beer from Lost Coast Brewery (an all-female brewery).

Mad Tea Party for International Women’s Day Celebration

1-7 PM, March 8, 2013

Huge BBB News: Council OKs Streetcar Operating Plan!

March 7th, 2013 — 3:36pm

Council OKs Streetcar Operating Plan, 3/7/13 – Los Angeles Downtown News

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – The City Council this week approved a 30-year operational plan for the proposed Downtown streetcar, identifying and committing up to $294 million that would fund maintenance and operations of the project.

The dollars would not come from the city’s general fund, but rather from the city’s portion of the county Measure R sales tax, according to 14th District Councilman José Huizar’s office. The operational plan would kick in only after the streetcar gets built. A special tax approved by Downtown voters in December will pay for about half of the estimated $125 million cost to get the system up and running. Read more!

Mix This: The Suburban with Seven Grand’s Dustin Newsome!

March 7th, 2013 — 11:07am

The Suburban
- 1 1/2 oz. Rye Whiskey
- 1/2 oz. Port
- 1/2 oz. Dark Rum
- 1 dash Angostura
- 1 dash orange bitters

Build in old fashioned glass with ice, garnish with orange peel.

This dark horse classic strikes your palate like a velvet sledge hammer with it’s robust, yet soft and unusual ingredient line up.  According to the ‘Old Waldorf-Astoria bar book’, this cocktail was invented there to celebrate James R. Keene, whose stable was legendary in the Suburban Handicap in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay track in 1884.

Not only is this Noir destroyer a historical mating for Seven Grands rich wood texture and dark billeted leather, it drinks like our rich decor feels.

Bartenders note: Try creating an interesting variation by substituting sherry for the port.

Dustin Newsome
Seven Grand, Head Barman

Golden Gopher Craft Beer Society: Epic Brewing (Monday, March 11th, 7pm)

March 5th, 2013 — 10:10am

Please join us on Monday, March 11th at 7pm for the Golden Gopher’s Beer Society with Epic Brewing!

We’re super excited about this one, as this brewery makes some of the staff’s favorites!

Epic Brewing will be tasting you on & discussing 6 of their amazing brews:
- Imperial Red
- Mid Mountain Mild
- Brainless Golden Ale
- Brainless IPA
- Smoked & Oaked
- Straight Up Saisson

Epic Brewing Company started a couple of years ago with six fermentation tanks & now have nine tanks, giving it the flexibility to create beers that have yet to be imagined. Within a few short months of their start, Epic had earned both domestic and international awards & continue to do so.

Register Here!

For more information on Epic Brewing pease go to:

Hope to see you all there!


Lauren Wong
Golden Gopher, GM