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Artisanal cocktails

sushi202 Sep 10, 2008 11:31 AM

What restaurants/bars do you think have the best artisanal cocktails?

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  1. SauceSupreme RE: sushi202 Sep 10, 2008 01:17 PM

    Without a doubt, this goes to Hungry Cat.

    Comme Ca should be given its due, and because a Portland man is involved, I reluctantly would also include S-Bar.

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      mollyomormon RE: SauceSupreme Sep 11, 2008 10:03 AM

      And Comme Ca has a 9:58 special running right now where after 9:58, they have a list of about 10 cocktails for $9.58. The menu includes a Manhattan, Sazerac, Negroni, Fitzroy, the Gilded Rose, the Last Word, White Russian, Sloe Gin Fizz and the Metropole.

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        nick_r RE: mollyomormon Sep 12, 2008 01:18 PM

        Not to knock comme ca specifically, but the fact that $9.58 constitutes a "special" on cocktails is one of the depressing realities of imbibing in LA.

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          mollyomormon RE: nick_r Sep 12, 2008 04:07 PM

          Seriously. It's a little sad that I now consider $10 for a drink to be a good deal.

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      slacker RE: sushi202 Sep 10, 2008 01:29 PM

      Agree, Hungry Cat. And Comme Ca. And Providence.

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        AquaW RE: sushi202 Sep 10, 2008 01:34 PM

        Agreed on Hungry Cat, Comme Ca and Providence. Fraiche has a pretty interesting menu too but I heard their mixologist took off elsewhere? Also I like Seven Grand and Edison too.


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          slacker RE: AquaW Sep 10, 2008 01:53 PM

          Yes, Albert Trummer left Fraiche some months back. Boooo. I will never forget his homebrew absinthe. Together with his flaming wine glass show. Spectacularly wonderful.
          I was at Fraiche a few weeks ago, and was told they're getting someone new in, but I haven't been back since that last visit.

          And also agree on Seven Grand, awesome bartenders. For me, the Edison drinks are good in that they are really strong, but otherwise not that special to me.

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          nick_r RE: sushi202 Sep 11, 2008 09:59 AM

          Yes, Hungry Cat rules the roost. However, some very interesting choices can also be found at the Hall at Palihouse and Blue on Blue.

          Akasha is definitely going this route, but the cocktails we had there opening week were unimpressive. Maybe it's gotten better.

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            mattyshack RE: sushi202 Sep 11, 2008 10:25 AM

            Malo is trying, Bar Lubitsch has a few. Haven't been to Osteria Mozza yet, but I heard they have some good cocktails.

            I went to the Far Bar in Little Tokyo and the bartender there was mixing up some great cocktails too.

            1. lotta_cox RE: sushi202 Sep 11, 2008 11:53 AM

              i enjoy the cocktails at the foundry.

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                ElissaInPlaya RE: sushi202 Sep 11, 2008 03:39 PM

                I am always pleased with Beachwood; especially when I am an hour away from the Hungry Cat!

                1. bodie RE: sushi202 Sep 12, 2008 05:50 PM

                  Absolutely Hungry Cat - with an honorable mention for Foxtail.

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                    cincyn RE: sushi202 Sep 13, 2008 02:56 PM

                    hands down hungry cat

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