Category Archive: alcohol education

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Matthew Biancaniello

The Minty recently caught up with Libarary Bar bartender Matthew Biancaniello via phone about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Matthew is one of the judges along with LA USBG president Marcos… Continue reading

DTLA: Onyx and LA’s Cocktail Scene

A few weeks ago, I visited Pattern Bar and the Vixen and I were less than thrilled by the minuscule discount for happy hour. We hightailed it to Onyx, another new bar in… Continue reading

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Marcos Tello

The Minty recently caught up with busy bartender Marcos Tello via email about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Marcos Tello is one of the judges along with last year’s winner Matthew… Continue reading

SF: Shaker Face Tour- Fifth Floor, Jasper’s Corner Tap, Zero Zero, 15 Romolo

Before dinner at Benu, we had a drink at Fifth Floor inside the Hotel Palomar. I had a good time chatting with bartender Alex “Prison Break” about his views on the SF cocktail… Continue reading

SF: Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency

After checking out Jasper’s Corner Tap, we headed to the new Wilson bar at Bourbon and Branch. Called Wilson and Wilson Private Detective Agency, the speakeasy within a speakeasy had a slinky private… Continue reading

SF: Churchill & Rye Bars

Following dinner at Frances, we headed to newly-opened Churchill. Formerly a gay bar, Churchill seems to be a mix of the previous clientele and local hipsters. My friends said they didn’t have a… Continue reading

SF: The Buena Vista

  Day #2 in SF brought me bright and early (okay, so it was 11 a.m.) to the Buena Vista.They are known for their Irish Coffee. I have always maintained a love for… Continue reading

SF: Happy Hour at NOPA

Let’s recap my day #1 in SF so far, following the plane ride, Carina and I immediately went to La Taqueria for tacos then had a cookie (each) at Anthony’s Cookies. Naturally this… Continue reading

La Seine: French, Kosher, Sushi?

Back in the 80s and 90s, La Cienega from San Vicente to Wilshire was known as Restaurant Row. It still has many restaurants but other than Bazaar at the SLS, I can’t recall… Continue reading

Echo Park: Mohawk Bend Opens Tonight

Mohawk Bend opens today in Echo Park. I swung by a few weeks ago for Friends & Family night and had drinks at the bar. Like owner Tony Yanow’s other restaurant bar Tony’s… Continue reading