Last Call at the Cat & Fiddle

Remembering Lazy Sundays at a British Pub That Became a Hollywood Icon

Los Angeles is not a city known for dwelling on the past. So if a restaurant or bar can last more than 10 years, it’s automatically designated as a “local icon.” Stick around for three decades, and it’s assumed that your doors will be open until somebody dies or retires.

I thought that would be the case with Hollywood’s beloved the Cat and Fiddle Pub. But the building’s owner recently gave them notice to pack up and get out. Apparently they’ve found a tenant who’ll pay double the rent proving once …

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

The Bars I’ve Loved Pour a Perfect Pint—and Bring People Together

The bars I’ve loved for the past 20 years—from the Metro-North Bar Car I fell for as a teenager riding the commuter train to New York City to the little …

My Own ‘Yacht Club’

It’s Hard to Find Such Terrible Service, Awful Bathrooms, and Uneven Picnic Tables Anywhere Else, But I’m Trying

Last weekend, I went to a new bar in my new town looking for an old feeling. Could the Asheville Yacht Club possibly measure up to my beloved Gowanus Yacht …