Category Archive: alcohol education

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

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

West Hollywood: Drinking at No More Heroes

  No More Heroes recently opened in the old Now Boarding space. We were walking towards Employees Only when we decided to stop in. For a spot that just opened, the bar was… Continue reading

The Minty’s Tequila Tuesday Spotlight: Don Julio

  I was recently invited to a Don Julio post Cinco de Mayo party for the LA Cocktail Community held at the Hedley & Bennett apron factory.   There was also an informal… Continue reading

Exploring Gin Liqueurs with Pomp & Whimsy

  To end another Spirits Week at The Minty, I want to talk about gin liqueurs which I learned about at a talk sponsored by Pomp & Whimsy gin liqueur, the Museum of… Continue reading

Deconstructing El Silencio Mezcal

  Spirits Week continues with El Silencio Mezcal. I recently attended an Agave Society tasting at Las Perlas bar. Currently there are two expressions of El Silencio on the market. These are the… Continue reading