Category Archive: cocktalian

West Hollywood: La Fete Is Now Open Next to Norah

  Norah has a little sister! La Fete opened next door to the restaurant a few weeks ago. La Fete’s space was Norah’s private room but now it has its own separate entrance… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Checking Out Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen

  Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen opened about three months ago in Santa Monica. I was happy to learn they are related to India’s Oven which is where I had my college graduation dinner… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Barbette

  Barbette in West Hollywood opened a little more than a month ago. I had dropped in for the opening party but vowed to come back for dinner which I did recently. The… Continue reading

DTLA: Hotel Figueroa Opens Rick’s Pool Bar

  The latest bar to open at Hotel Figueroa is Rick’s. It’s named after Rick’s Place from the movie Casablanca. It’s by the pool on the other side of the Veranda bar. Currently… Continue reading

Highland Park: Sandwiches at Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery

  I recently completed a multi-stop bang bang (food crawl) in Highland Park. One of the stops included Tinfoil which was initially billed as a sandwich “speakeasy” when it first opened complete with… Continue reading

Highland Park: Triple Beam Pizza

    I recently did a food crawl in Highland Park or as the kids said 5 years ago, a “bang bang.” Years ago when I did a food crawl every month, the… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Checking out the New Sake Dojo DTLA

    Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo just opened in Downtown Los Angeles last week. I’d been anticipating its opening for a few months since I heard about it. Sake Dojo is a… Continue reading

Art Beyond the Glass 2018 Returns to Los Globos in Silver Lake on Sunday, June 24

  Art Beyond the Glass returns to Los Globos in Silver Lake this year. This is the seventh year and I’ve attended almost all of them (I missed year two since I went… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Checking out Dinner and Henry’s Room at Employees Only

  Employees Only opened last month and I recently went back to experience the side room, Henry’s Room. It’s been called a speakeasy within a speakeasy but it’s not terribly hard to find.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Aperitivo

I’m really excited to write about amaro. It’s been an interesting few months of research and now I’m ready to share my love.┬áTo kick off The Minty’s Amaro Handbook, I’m starting with the… Continue reading