Category Archive: alcohol education

Minty at Home: Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is coming up. Usually I’m conflicted about celebrating the day because I tend to have Kentucky Derby plans the same weekend. But since we’re all safer at home, I will… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Apricot Juleps

    Hello Friends! As I enter week 7 of safer at home, I decided it’s time to get back to blogging! I never realized how much I was going out until this… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Checking out Eataly at Park MGM

  One day in Las Vegas, I explored Eataly at Park MGM. I knew right away we were going to share the prime rib sandwich. My friend went off to order it and… Continue reading

PDX: Bar Crawl to Pepe Le Moko, Pink Rabbit, Dead Shot and Hey Love

  Let’s go on a bar crawl! Here are some of the bars I checked out when I was last in Portland, Oregon. First up is Pepe Le Moko which opened a few… Continue reading

PDX: Dinner and Drinks at Scotch Lodge

  On the top of my list for my Portland trip was to check out the then newly opened Scotch Lodge. In all my years of going to PDX, I never met Tommy… Continue reading

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET): What’s it like to be certified in Spirits?

  Several years ago, the film SOMM came out and it made a huge impression on me. While I never thought about being certified in wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… Continue reading

Mid-City: Trying Out Plant Based Vegan Nic’s on Beverly

  Nic’s on Beverly opened earlier this year. The new vegan restaurant serves up plant based items such as falafel burger, avocado on crispy rice, tagine and soon-to-be iconic Chinois salad (Chinese chicken… Continue reading

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Check Out Los Angeles’ Best Restaurants at Los Angeles Times’ The Taste Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 1

  I always look forward to Labor Day Weekend because it’s around my birthday. And it feels like the Los Angeles Times is throwing me a personal party when they bring their food… Continue reading

DTLA: Hatch Yakitori Now Has Japanese Inspired Cocktails

  I recently stopped by Hatch Yakitori to try their new Japanese inspired drinks. I was born and raised in LA and this shopping center was known as Broadway Plaza back in the… Continue reading