LA Tequila Fest at Los Angeles State Historic Park Saturday, September 25

The LA Tequila Fest returns Saturday, September 25 to LA State Historic Park in Chinatown. Over 50 tequila and mezcals will be featured! This is a fundraiser organized by the Andres and Maria… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Introducing Minty’s Mezcal Mondays Plus a Recipe with Banhez Mezcal

It’s been a dozen or so years since I first tried mezcal. I was familiar with tequila, of course. But even back then I didn’t drink much scotch. I was into bourbon and… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Dinner at Sunset Sushi

I recently checked out Sunset Sushi which took over the old Ma’am Sir space. I can eat seafood anytime and I especially enjoy sushi. Give me all the raw fish! I chose the… Continue reading

Bar Minty: The Mezcal Martini with Vamonos Riendo

One of my favorite things to do is the challenge of making a drink at friends’ home bars. Sure, I know I can make good drinks at home where I have plenty of… Continue reading

Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival at the Bloc August 20

I’m looking forward to attending the Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival Friday, August 20 at The Bloc in downtown Los Angeles. The 7-9 p.m. event is outdoors and will feature over 20 brands.… Continue reading

DTLA: Return to Otium

I’m so happy one of my favorite restaurants Otium has reopened. As of last month, the downtown Los Angeles restaurant now accepts reservations. I checked out some of the new drinks and tried… Continue reading

House of Suntory Ultimate Highball Contest with Toki- Win a Trip to Tokyo!

House of Suntory is hosting a Toki highball contest until August 14. Submit a photo of your “Suntory Time” with a Toki highball in hand on Instagram with hashtags #suntorytime and #tokyocontest. The… Continue reading

Bar Minty: Martini Monday

Dirty Savory Martini 2.5 oz Wilder Gin .50 oz blanc vermouth (Dolin preferred) .50 oz Dirty Sue olive juice olives There are still a few drinks that are stigmatized as “not classy” but… Continue reading

Westwood: Checking out the Bar at Fellow

Fellow in Westwood recently re-opened and the bar is spectacular. Indeed, everything was wonderful. We ordered what I’m calling elevated bar food and luckily found a spot outside to enjoy our goodies. We… Continue reading

Bar Minty: The Bamboo Cocktail

One day I wanted to make a simple, low proof drink. I decided to make the Bamboo cocktail with some modifications. Traditionally the cocktail uses fino sherry which is quite dry and dry… Continue reading