Category Archive: restaurant reviews

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

SGV: Lunch at Banana Leaf Indonesian

  When people hear “Banana Leaf,” they may think of the Malaysian restaurant at the Grove/ Farmers Market but there’s an Indonesian restaurant in Temple City called Banana Leaf. And one Saturday afternoon,… Continue reading

SGV: Dim Sum at Shi Hai

  Anytime a new dim sum palace in the San Gabriel Valley, people flock to it in droves to check it out. It was then odd to find Shi Hai not very busy.… Continue reading

SGV: Beef Noodle Soup at Tasty Dumpling House

  I can eat dumplings every day. When I was at Lunasia for dim sum a few months ago, I noticed this new dumplings shop called Tasty Dumpling House across the street. I… Continue reading

Hollywood: Falafel at Pita on Vine

I love the strip mall near Sassafras Saloon. There are so many food options. One night we opted for Pita on Vine. I had a craving for stuffed grape leaves (dolmas) but when… Continue reading

Pasadena: Recap of the Aperol Brunch Society at Trattoria Neopolis

  The Aperol Brunch Society made its rounds this summer to select cities including Los Angeles. If you were lucky enough to be invited to the orange sunglasses crew and enjoy delicious Aperol… Continue reading

Recap: Maharlika Modern Filipino Brunch Popup

  If you’ve been following along with The Minty, I do enjoy Filipino food quite a bit. I was so excited by the Maharlika popup at Escala¬†in Ktown¬†this past summer. I’m hoping more… Continue reading

LAFW: Dining with Michelin Stars Dinner Recap

  The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival is one of the best food festivals in Los Angeles. This year I attended the special Dining with the Michelin Stars dinner at Vibiana, the… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Lunch at Yakitori Koshiji

  I was heading to Tangerine for Chinese food at Weller Court in Little Tokyo but found it was closed on a Monday. So I headed next door to Yakitori Koshiji. I hadn’t… Continue reading

Los Feliz: You’ll Need All the Drinks at Big Bar

    Big Bar at the Alcove Cafe and Bakery welcomed Aaron Alvarez (Rivabella, Soho House West, etc) as their new bar manager a few months ago. He’s been keeping up the high… Continue reading