The Minty’s Valentine’s Day Guide for Singles

Valentine’s Day.  This year, I’m all about Anti Valentine’s Day.  Also known as “Dear future Mr. Minty, once again, you’re late.” After receiving a ton (okay, it was just one very weird date… Continue reading

Seattle: Pike Brewing Company

  After touring Pike Place, we headed over to Pike Brewing Company. I didn’t realize it was more than just a pub. It’s also where they brew all the beer and there’s a… Continue reading

Seattle: Knee High Stocking Company

  One of the highlights of my recent whirlwind Seattle trip was a stop at Knee High Stocking Company. People reacted delightedly when I mentioned I was going because Kevin Langmack would be… Continue reading

SLS Hotel: Cocktails and Dessert at the Bazaar

  After dinner at Tres by Jose Andres, we hopped over to his other restaurant at the SLS Hotel, the Bazaar, for after-dinner cocktails and a second dessert. This was my fourth Jose… Continue reading

Bell: La Casita Mexicana

  I’ve wanted to try La Casita Mexicana for a long time. It’s been on my list forever and this year, I was determined to tackle it. I had heard of La Casita… Continue reading

West LA: Freddy Smalls

  “Hey, Freddy Smalls is open. You wanna go?” “Sure! Let’s invite so and so.” A week or so goes by. “Hey, we’re going to Freddy Smalls. You wanna come?” By the end… Continue reading

Culver City: Cocktails and Pizza at Batch

  As I drove up to the new Batch in Culver City, I realized I’d been to this particular restaurant space before. Not as its previous incarnation of Sublime Food Lounge but as… Continue reading

DTLA: Return to LQ at SK

  LQ at SK or Laurent Quenioux at Starry Kitchen is still going strong after 6 months. I took my fine dining partner to the Downtown Los Angeles pop-up a couple of weeks… Continue reading

DTLA: Craving the Pork Shank at Bar | Kitchen

  It’s no secret I have a love affair with Bar | Kitchen inside the O Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I hadn’t been by in a few weeks due to the holidays… Continue reading

DTLA: Handsome Coffee Roasters

  Sometime last April… “hey, new coffee in LA- Handsome Coffee Roasters!” Sometime in December…”I can’t wait for Handsome Coffee Roasters to be open!” Sometime last month… “Have you’ve been to Handsome Coffee… Continue reading