Category Archive: foodie alert

SGV: Dim Sum at King Hua

  When I first started The Minty five years ago, I checked out King Hua but never really wrote about it. Unless you count this story about my dad managing the first incarnation… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Dinner and Cocktails at Cadet

  Cadet opened in Santa Monica a few weeks ago. Chef Kris Tominaga heads up the kitchen that’s focused on French fare. Quite a bit of the menu is focused on the wood burning… Continue reading

East Hollywood: Recap of LA Pizza Society at Desano Pizza

  The first LA Pizza Society met up at Desano Pizza in East Hollywood. Headed up by Mike of Unemployed Eater, pizza fans gathered in the airy Desano Pizza to check out the pies… Continue reading

DTLA: New Drinks and Lunch at Faith & Flower

  Faith and Flower has recently launched new drinks and I also checked out lunch. I’ve been meaning to stop by for the lunch pre-fixe which they’re calling “quick-fixe.” For $18, you get… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Dinner at Brilliantshine

  Brilliantshine has been doing a great job with food and drinks since its opening in August. I’ve now been back several times for dinner and snacks at the bar. Recent favorites usually… Continue reading

Chinatown: Dim Sum at Empress Pavilion

  I remember when Empress Pavilion opened in Chinatown. It was the hot place to go and continued to be a staple. I even had my college graduation brunch there. Over the years,… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: High Tech Ordering at Kaba Japanese Robata

  Kaba took over the old Flying Pig space in Little Tokyo. They transformed the modern space to something out of an old Japanese izakaya. However, they didn’t go that far into ancient times… Continue reading

Koreatown: POT Launches New Lunch Items

  POT has launched new menu items for lunch. If you’re close to K-town for lunch, then it might be a better time to check out POT since it gets so busy in… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour and Lunch at The Must

  I’ve now been to the Must a few times since my initial visit this past summer. I decided I really enjoy lunch and happy hour there. One lunch, we got the fig… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Going Italian at Alimento

  When I heard Chef Zach Pollack was scouting around Silver Lake for a restaurant location, I made a mental note to keep up with the progress. I didn’t actually get to Alimento… Continue reading