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November 18, 2014

Butchers and Barbers

Butchers and Barbers

Even though Butchers & Barbers has been getting a lot of love as the Houston Brothers’ first restaurant venture, the cocktail program by Beverage Director Joseph Swifka shouldn’t be overlooked. The Old Grandad, with cinnamon-infused sweet vermouth, blended scotch, and maple syrup, reflects the restaurant’s masculine, New American feel and is just downright delicious.

November 11, 2014

Butchers and Barbers

These Massive Cuts Of Meat Will Tap Into Your Primal Instincts

Butchers & Barbers: The kitchen at the Houston brother’s first restaurant is small, but chef Luke Reyes is turning out some massively flavorful food for the intimate dining room. The menu includes all sorts of meat-centric dishes and charcuterie, including a 34-ounce cote du boeuf. The plate of 28-day dry-aged beef goes for $90 and […]

October 29, 2014

Butchers and Barbers

A First Look at Butchers & Barbers’ Cocktail Program

Leave it to Jonnie and Mark Houston (Houston Hospitality) to constantly up the bar and nightlife scene with every new venue they open. I mean, wow, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s. Next Tuesday, however, the brothers aren’t adding yet another drink spot to their growing repertoire of themed delights but rather an old bowery-style New […]

October 28, 2014

Butchers and Barbers

Here’s Butchers & Barbers

Like most Houston brothers productions (No Vacancy is behind it, Dirty Laundry is more or less below it), this is an old-timey spot that looks like it’s always been here. Only this time, the lightbulbs are on meat hooks, ancient straight razors are framed art, and butcher scales hang over the bar.

October 28, 2014

Butchers and Barbers

Behold Butchers & Barbers, The Houston Bros’ First Hollywood Restaurant

The Houston Brothers have been on a tear over the past few years, with such notable nightlife spots as La Descarga, Pour Vous, Harvard & Stone, Good Times at Davey Wayne’s and more. They’re finally ready to up the game with a full on restaurant called Butchers & Barbers, an eatery pulled straight off a […]

October 26, 2014

La Descarga

Los Angeles Fall Guide

If you’re lucky enough to make it past the doorman, you might just feel like you’ve landed on Cuban soil. This tiny watering hole has everything you could want in a speakeasy: an award winning cocktail program, a cigar room tucked away in the back, and a sexy burlesque show Thursday-Sunday nights. Thank you to […]

September 26, 2014

Good Times at Davey Wayne's

Cocktail Talk with Mixology Master Rob Floyd

What will be a hot cocktail trend for fall and winter in LA?  I think the biggest trend will be with the home mixologist and their desire to create great libations. If I had one piece of advice to them it would be to use quality ingredients and great salt. Yes, great and fun salts! […]

September 22, 2014

Houston Hospitality

Meet 11 Men Behind LA’s Nightlife Scene

While deveining shrimp as 9-year-olds in the kitchen of their mother’s Thai restaurant, Jonnie and Mark Houston made a vow: No more long hours, thankless work, little time to relax. But something either went horribly awry or blissfully correct. Today, the fraternal twins operate seven establishments—including Harvard & Stone, Pour Vous, La Descarga, and the […]