Category Archive: booze

West Hollywood: New Cocktails at Cecconi’s

I was invited to check out the new cocktails at Cecconi’s recently. Chris Ojeda, the Creative Bar Director for Soho House and Cecconi’s has come up with a list of classics with a… Continue reading

Drinking at Home: Cocktails by the Minty

  Whenever I get invited to dinner parties, I tend to bring the booze and take it upon myself to make drinks. In the last few years, my “bartending” skills have gotten better… Continue reading

2012 Nightclub & Bar Convention Recap

  Last month, over 30,000 attendees descended upon the Nightclub and Bar convention in Las Vegas. The last time I had been to the convention center in Vegas, it was for CHA- the… Continue reading

New Spring Cocktails at Drago Centro

  Drago Centro Bar Manager Jaymee Mandeville has rocked out her Spring Cocktails menu. Following her successful first list, she has really outdone herself. There was nothing on the list I didn’t want… Continue reading

DTLA: Los Angeles Brewing Company Now Open

The Los Angeles Brewing Company is now opened. They opened just in time for St. Patrick’s Day and every seat was taken for the 100 taps sports bar. I swung by two days… Continue reading

Arizona Cocktail Week Recap

Arizona Cocktail Week took place February 19-25 this year. It was the first of its kind in the area and centered around Scottsdale, Arizona. The week included seminars, a grand tasting, parties, events,… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Traktir

I’ve driven by Traktir in West Hollywood for years and have always been curious about this Ukranian-Russian joint. I finally had a chance to go a couple of weeks ago. It is apparent… Continue reading

Hot Bartenders in Hollywood Bar Crawl Recap

The Hot Bartenders Crawl rolled through Hollywood last week. Our first stop was Wood & Vine. We managed to snag a couple of seats at the bar and lay down a foundation of… Continue reading

The Minty’s Guide to Austin

I was in Austin last month. I had never been there, didn’t know a soul and was going to travel alone. Everyone told me I would love Austin and I did. Here’s a… Continue reading

Austin: Second Bar + Kitchen and Bar Congress

There were so many restaurants I wanted to visit in Austin but with only a few days and no dining partners, I wasn’t able to quite make it a food-tastic trip like I… Continue reading