Category Archive: booze

Highland Park: Brunch at Cafe Birdie

  Recently I enjoyed brunch at Cafe Birdie in Highland Park. Although it’s been open for a few years now, I’ve never checked it out before. I have been to the back bar,… Continue reading

Venice: Drinks at Tasting Kitchen

  Every now and then The Minty hits the Westside. I have a few favorite bars in the area including Scopa Italian Roots (and Old Lightning), The Chestnut Club but I always try… Continue reading

Mid-City: Almost All the Drinks at Brandon’s Inside of 6th & La Brea

  I recently checked out Brandon’s, the speakeasy inside of 6th & La Brea brewery. I knew it was my kind of place when I saw there were three different amari flights. Yes,… Continue reading

Studio City: Brunch and Cocktails at Gray Tavern

  Studio City has a new brunch king! I checked out Gray Tavern recently for breakfast-lunch otherwise known as brunch. And it’s definitely brunch because there were drinks involved. I’ve been super into… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Blackship

  I had Blackship on my list to check out since I first heard about its opening a few months ago. I started with the Commodore Perry while my friend had a rye… Continue reading

Venice: Yours Truly Restaurant from Chef Vartan Abgaryan is Now Open

  Chef Vartan Abgaryan has opened Yours Truly on Abbott Kinney in the old Salt Air space. Yours Truly is serving just wine and beer for now but I love a good low… Continue reading

DTLA: New Drinks at Bar Franca

  Bar Franca has launched a new menu just in time for Spring! A vibrantly green drink, the First Flush would be my first pick of the night. With trendy matcha but also… Continue reading

Echo Park: All the Mezcal at Bar Calo

  After dinner at the PhoLAOsouphy popup*, my friends and I went to Bar Calo for a nightcap.   It so happened to be National Margarita Day so one of my friends had… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Caviar, Vodka and Dessert- Oh My! The Deluxe Experience at The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel

  The Bazaar at the SLS Beverly Hills has done it again! I recently visited for the Caviar Nights at the Bazaar last week. From now until the end of March, the Bazaar… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Penderyn Welsh Whisky with Southern California Whiskey Club

  I have to be honest, I attended the Southern California Whiskey Club event with Penderyn Welsh Whisky because the special guest was an actual Welsh corgi! A puppy and whisky, what could… Continue reading