Category Archive: foodie alert

DTLA: The Oyster Gourmet at Grand Central Market

  Grand Central Market welcomed a new stand to its midst late last year. The Oyster Gourmet “bloomed” near the Hill Street entrance with its round stand. When the awnings are up, everyone… Continue reading

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