San Diego: Drinks at Lou & Mickey’s

  After the Chefs versus Bloggers panel, we headed out to Lou & Mickey’s across the street from the San Diego convention center to get drinks. My friend had her usual- an old… Continue reading

Chefs VS Bloggers Recap

from L-R: Brook Burton-Lutton, Amanda Baumgarten, Mark Peel, Kat Odell, Darnell Holloway The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo is a mecca of panels, samples and wares for sale. One such panel, Chefs versus… Continue reading

Service & Tipping- Ever a Thorny Issue

A few months ago, Jonathan Gold, local foodie god, wrote a discourse on how much to tip. It boiled down to 20% each and every time. Most people disagreed with this stating tipping… Continue reading

The Poutine Truck at City Sip with Four Brix Wines

  Last week I was invited to check out the Poutine Truck at City Sip. The Poutine Truck’s poutines were also paired with Four Brix Wine.   Due to some uncommon and unexpected… Continue reading

Torrance: Get Shaved

  Get Shaved, a Hawaiian shaved ice truck,  was one of the first LA food trucks to open a permanent home. Get Shaved opened a shop in Northridge last year and recently a… Continue reading

DTLA: New Cocktails at Rivera

Last Friday, Jennie from the Happy Hour Tour and I were making the rounds in DTLA. We started out at Bar | Kitchen (check out her great review here) and headed over to… Continue reading

Cana: New Indian Summer Menu Begins Tonight- Sneak Peak

Cana starts their new Indian Summer cocktail menu tonight. Here are some sneak peaks! This Flower Street Sour was a collaboration between Cana and the fine folks at Bar | Kitchen. You can… Continue reading

This Weekend: The Taste September 2-5

  I wasn’t too happy with the first LA Times Food & Wine Festival last year. But it appears the organizers have listened and by combining forces with the Taste of Beverly Hills… Continue reading

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Matthew Biancaniello

The Minty recently caught up with Libarary Bar bartender Matthew Biancaniello via phone about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Matthew is one of the judges along with LA USBG president Marcos… Continue reading

Torrance: Jazz Brunch at 1321 Downtown

  On Sundays, 1321 Downtown Taproom and Bistro welcomes a jazz band to their brunch. We were invited and seated front and center in comfortable swiveling chairs. I love a show with a… Continue reading