In Bartender, DTLA on August 15, 2011 at 10:20 am
Head bartender Jaymee Mandeville at Drago Centro is there every night except Tuesdays and Sundays. She along with Beverage Director/ Sommelier Michael Shearin, have devloped seasonal cocktail lists that are very original. Yet there are always a number of classic cocktails on special that are great. And she’s more than happy to whip you up something to your taste or select a wine for you. And when I can’t think of something I want, she always has a mai tai for me.
Drago Centro is probably the restaurant/bar that I frequent the most. With more than 40 check-ins according to foursquare, I’ve had a lot of cocktails from Jaymee. They’re very consistent.
The picture is from her guest stint at Michael’s Santa Monica.
525 S Flower St., Ste 120, Los Angeles, CA 90071 – (213) 228-8998
In Bartender, DTLA on July 20, 2011 at 5:29 pm
George at Seven Grand
George has been at Seven Grand since it opened a few years ago. He’s absolutely my favorite bartender there. I recently went back to try the new cocktails. This was a Monday but usually George opens Wednesdays and Thursdays. He’s gone by 9 p.m. so catch him for happy hour. He’s occasionally there on Fridays and also Saturdays from 8 to close. This information was texted to me by another bar stalker so please call ahead to confirm.
515 W 7th St., 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014
In Bartender, DTLA on June 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm
Daniel works at O Hotel’s Bar | Kitchen on Saturdays and Mondays. He’s also at Playa.
Ask him to make you something with Fernet! Or Mezcal! Or well, anything. Pictured above is a beer & mezcal cocktail. It was quite a show when he swirled beer down a barspoon into the Collins glass and tapped the bottom of the glass with a wooden pestle.
Daniel is now at Bar | Kitchen Friday through Mondays. BK will be open on Sundays starting next month.
Catch him at Playa Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Daniel is now only at Bar | Kitchen
Bar | Kitchen at the O Hotel
819 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017