The Minty’s Favorites: Updates on Mo-Chica, Lazy Ox and Cole’s

sea bass with lentils

A couple of weeks ago, I managed to use a Blackboard Eats deal on the day it was to expire for Mo-Chica, one of my favorite lunch places. I got the daily meal which that day was sea bass with lentils.The fish was sparkling fresh and I couldn’t stop eating the lentils.

We started out with the usual causa de dia (that day was crab) and the daily ceviche. For  more pictures, check out my flickr set of the lunch.


3655 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007 – (213) 747-2141

crispy bone marrow with brussel sprouts and mushrooms

In a little over a year, Lazy Ox has rapidly become one of LA’s favorite restaurants. I find myself returning over and over to experience what new eats Chef Josef comes up with. Last week, we dropped in for dinner and I spied not just bone marrow but crispy bone marrow. What was it? Who cares! I had to have it. It turned out to be scooped out marrow, lightly breaded and fried. Served with brussel sprouts charmingly pried off one “petal” at a time with a mound of fresh mushrooms. It was definitely our favorite dish of the night. But the chicken salad, farro, polenta tacos and other dishes were just as savory. Check out my flickr set.

The Lazy Ox Canteen

241 South San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90012-3808 – (213) 626-5299

Chili Cheese Fries

After catching 33 Variations at the Ahmanson on Saturday, we went to Cole’s for an apre show snack.  I didn’t feel like a dip though my friend had half of a lamb dip and the mac and cheese. I saw they had chili. And I know they have fries. Do they have chili cheese fries? Yes, they do! I do have to say I would have liked my CCF without the beans but I did like the really chunky chili and the big globs of meat. Score one for Cole’s!

For  more pictures, check out the flickr set.


118 East 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014 – (213) 622-4090