Category Archive: foodie alert

Little Tokyo: Ramen at Maruya

  We are in the middle of some heavy ramen wars in Los Angeles. Maruya opened last summer and has kept up a busy lunch crowd with their affordable ramen combinations. I checked it… Continue reading

Los Feliz: Promicon at Big Bar on Valentine’s Day

  For the last few years, Big Bar in Los Feliz has hosted a free Valentine’s Day prom. Every year the theme is fantastic but they may have outdone themselves this time. For… 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