(the serious bio)

The Minty is a Los Angeles lifestyle blog focusing on the city’s dining, dating, arts and culture scenes. The Minty is best known for her food and bar crawls with such themes as Hot Bartenders, Gays & Dolls and Craft Beer.  She has judged foodie contests from cupcakes to cocktails to chocolate as well as written for The Tasting Panel Magazine, BlackboardEats and DealPop. Her photography has been featured in LA Weekly, KCET, LAist, Thrillist, Gayot, Details Magazine, LA Taco and more. The Minty was nominated for the LA Weekly’s Awards for Best Bar Blog in 2012 and Best Food Instagram in 2013.

The Minty is available for freelance writing, event planning, art & photography workshops, social media projects and marketing/ public relations consulting. She has also guest bartended and is available for special appearances. Check out Bar Minty Media for more info.

All photography is copyrighted to me unless otherwise noted. I shoot mainly with a Canon PowerShot S95 and occasionally with a Sony DSC-WX9. My older pictures were shot with a Canon PowerShot A1000.

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material including photographs without express and written permission from The Minty  is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to TheMinty.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

(the fun bio)

Minty loves to dance. Minty loves art. Minty also enjoys roadside attractions, coin-operated machinery, theatre including musicals, food crawls, DIY/ crafts, pirates and design. Minty’s also silly and sometimes talks in the third person.

Check out The Minty’s side project LA Cocktails.

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Minty does occasionally date.

Minty’s not really an Asian Food Blogger.

Yes, I cook.

Picking the Food Blogger’s Brain

The Minty’s First Post

This blog is dedicated to my father