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DTLA: Cognac Crawl at Redbird, Bar Clacson, The Varnish, Otium and Broken Shaker Recap

  In late September, I saw something interesting called the Cognac Classic Crawl. I like bar crawls and I like brandy. However, I was heading out to Hong Kong so I forgot about… Continue reading

Plymouth Gin & Lush Life Book Signing at the Varnish

  Following the LA’s Best Bartender Competition, I headed over to the unofficial after party at the Varnish. Plymouth Gin was sponsoring the night since Dale DeGroff‘s wife, Jill DeGroff was signing her… Continue reading

Recap: Southern California Whiskey Club Presents Paul John Whisky and Cocktail Class

I first had Paul John Whisky back in 2017 and wrote about the Indian single malt line up in 2018.  Then Southern California Whiskey Club had a tasting for Paul John Whisky last… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Daiquiri Time IN

  If you ask bartenders what is one drink you need to know how to make, most say a daiquiri. I always found this amusing since it’s invariably followed up with, “a real… Continue reading

Westwood: Ten Days Away to LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Food Festival

  We are now 10 days away from one of my favorite food festivals, LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade.  The food festival at UCLA’s Royce Quad on Saturday, September 14 will feature an all-star… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Alpine

  I’m back with another installment of The Minty’s Amaro Handbook! Today we’re traveling to the region between Italy and France. Switzerland is also nearby.  And as we travel along the northern border,… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out The Streamliner Bar

  The Streamliner inside the Imperial Western Beer Company opened recently. It’s located at Union Station in a funky area where Chinatown, Olvera Street and Downtown Los Angeles intersect. It’s part of the… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to PDT, The Wilshire, The Pontiac, Employees Only

  On my first night in Hong Kong, I had a drink at PDT located in the Mezzanine above the MO Bar at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental. I actually have never been to… Continue reading

All About Aquavit

  When I first conceived the idea to write about aquavit (also known as akvavit), I knew about two; the American made Krogstad from House Spirits in Portland, Oregon and “that Euro stuff.”… Continue reading

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Returns to UCLA’s Royce Quad on Saturday, September 8

  LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade is one of my favorite food festivals of the year. This year it returns on Saturday, September 8 to Royce Quad at UCLA. Hosted by James Beard Foundation… Continue reading