Category Archive: alcohol education

Tiki Tuesday: Stowaway at Tustin’s Union Market

  Stowaway Tiki took over the former Hatch space at Union Market. Hatch had a successful Tiki Tuesday program and it expanded to full on tiki bar a couple months ago. The food… Continue reading

Hollywood: Checking Out Chateau Hanare

  Recently we checked out Chateau Hanare fore dineLA. Hanare is built out of an bungalow at Chateau Marmont. However, it’s not considered to be part of the Chateau’s property and they have… Continue reading

Mid-City: Return to Republique

  I loved Republique when I first went when it opened six years ago. I’ve been terribly remiss in returning. I have always enjoyed Chef Walter Manzke’s food. I am a regular at… Continue reading

Historic Filipinotown: New Drinks at Genever LA

  After dinner at Porridge & Puffs, we went a couple blocks over to Genever for a nightcap. It’s the perfect one-two punch. It’s been a minute since I was at Genever and… Continue reading

Mid-City: Calling All Galentines, it’s Time to go to the Breakup Bar!

  Severance Wine Bar’s popup bar, Breakup Bar is now open until February 14. Gather your friends, galentines and possibly your exes because it’s time to check out Breakup Bar! There’s a huge… Continue reading

Chinatown: Drinks at Songbird Cafe and Speakeasy Bar

  After dinner at Pho Broadway, we walked over to the new Songbird speakeasy. By day it doubles as a coffee shop. They’ve been open for about three months. The original concept was… Continue reading

Highland Park: Drinks at Gold Line Bar

    I tried to go to Gold Line Bar back in December before the holidays but it was so busy and packed that we walked away. I attempted it again after dinner… Continue reading

Highland Park: Spanish Food and Drinks at Otono

  I’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of Otono since I heard about it at a sustainable tuna dinner last year. I enjoyed that meal as well as Chef Teresa Montano’s previous Spanish… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at Preux and Proper

  It’s been about a year since I’ve gone to Preux and Proper. I checked it out recently for happy hour and was intrigued by the offerings. I had the Beets by K… 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