Golden State of Cocktails Returns January 26-29

    Golden State of Cocktails returns to Los Angeles for its second year next week, January 26-29. Over 800 people are expected to attend GSC which includes seminars, spirited dinners, a bar… Continue reading

Speed Rack Returns to Los Angeles January 25 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

  The female bartending competition, Speed Rack, returns to Los Angeles on Sunday, January 25. The competition which starts at 3 p.m. is at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Your $20 ticket includes lots of… Continue reading

DineLA Returns January 19 – February 1

  DineLA returns for two weeks from January 19 through February 1. This is a great time to check out new restaurants such as Izakaya Akatora in Alhambra where lunch is only $15 and… Continue reading

The Minty’s Favorite New Restaurant Openings of 2014

  In no particular order, here are my favorite 8 new openings for this year!   Saint Martha Night + Market Song Brilliantshine POT Maude Union Faith & Flower Cadet   I’m also… Continue reading

Mid-City: Terrine with Chef Kris Morningstar

Terrine on Beverly Boulevard just opened. Under the direction of Chef Kris Morningstar, last seen at Ray’s & Stark Bar, the food is considered California Brasserie with both French and Italian influences.  … Continue reading

Chinatown: Late Night at Phoenix Inn

  When I was a kid growing up in LA, we would find ourselves at Phoenix Inn nearly weekly. And it was always a stop whenever we came  home from international flights from… Continue reading

DTLA: LA Chapter at ACE DTLA

  The restaurant LA Chapter at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has been calling my name for a while. We made it for a quick snack with a couple of drinks… Continue reading

Studio City: A Flower Named Girasol

Girasol opened last year with Chef Chris “CJ” Jacobson at helm. The successful Studio City restaurant explores CJ’s foraged Californian cuisine. I checked it out recently on the last night of Top Chef Duels.… Continue reading

Koreatown: Hanging with the Ktown Cowboys and Jameson Irish Whiskey

One day I was having a Jameson Black Barrel Irish Coffee at Beelman’s Pub and a couple of nights later I found myself hanging out with the Ktown Cowboys.   Ktown Cowboys, the… Continue reading

Mid-City: Stir Market Now Open

  Stir Market on Beverly Boulevard has been opened a little more than a month now. Touted as a food hall, the space encompasses a wine bar, deli case, restaurant and market place.  … Continue reading