Echo Park: All the Mezcal at Bar Calo

  After dinner at the PhoLAOsouphy popup*, my friends and I went to Bar Calo for a nightcap.   It so happened to be National Margarita Day so one of my friends had… Continue reading

Woodland Hills: Sushi and Sake at Tomoya Izakaya

  I was in the Valley one night and we went to Tomoya for sushi. It’s a neighborhood favorite and very busy. If you make reservations, it’s best to call as their form… Continue reading

Highland Park: Vegan German Food at Hinterhof Beer Garden

I recently checked out Hinterhof, a vegan German beer hall in Highland Park. I love German/Austrian food and was excited to try the Hinterhof. I will never go vegan or vegetarian but I… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Late Night at Ippudo Ramen

  And by late night, I mean, we rushed to get over to Ippudo before they closed at 10 p.m. Since it was near closing, they were only serving ramen. That was fine… Continue reading

Pasadena: Check out Masters of Taste on Sunday, April 7

The fourth annual Masters of Taste returns to the Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 7. The food festival benefits Union Station Homeless Services. One hundred percent of the proceeds goes towards USHS. Tickets… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Caviar, Vodka and Dessert- Oh My! The Deluxe Experience at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel

  The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills has done it again! I recently visited for the Caviar Nights at the Bazaar last week. From now until the end of March, the Bazaar… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Penderyn Welsh Whisky with Southern California Whiskey Club

  I have to be honest, I attended the Southern California Whiskey Club event with Penderyn Welsh Whisky because the special guest was an actual Welsh corgi! A puppy and whisky, what could… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Bols Genever

  Faith and Flower has Jazz Wednesdays and there’s usually a spirits brand in the house. Recently Faith and Flower welcomed guest bartender Yukiko Watanabe from Japan who made drinks with Bols Genever.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Ciroc Brandy

  Ciroc launched their first brandy about a year ago. I attended a tasting at Delilah in West Hollywood recently. You may be of course familiar with Ciroc as they’re a well-known vodka… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Introducing Hendrick’s Orbium Gin

  I recently attended the launch of Hendrick’s Orbium gin at The Wellesbourne. Orbium is the first new expression after the original Hendrick’s gin. It starts with a base of the original with… Continue reading