Category Archive: booze

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

Austin: East Side Show Room

If every town had a pinnacle craft cocktails bar, Austin’s would be East Side Show Room. Located east of the Dirty 6, the building has seen its share of businesses. At one point… Continue reading

Austin: Peche, Townhouse and La Condesa

I was having a great time in Austin exploring the craft cocktail scene. Some of the local bartenders I met would be derisive of calling it a scene. But it’s getting there. Much… Continue reading

Austin: Haddingtons

In doing my craft cocktails bar research for Austin, I came across the Duck Fat Sazarac at Haddingtons. I debated if this would be a good thing and knew I could only decide… Continue reading

Hot Bartenders in Hollywood Bar Crawl

2012 is a leap year! To celebrate, I’m  leading a bar crawl in Hollywood on Wednesday, February 29 looking for the hottest bartenders in the craft cocktails and mixology game. Join me as… Continue reading

Barhopping in Seattle

  Last October before I headed to Portland Cocktail Week, I stopped in Seattle and went on a 2-day massive bar crawl. I hit up 2 tastings and 13 bars in 48 hours.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Valentine’s Day Guide for Singles

Valentine’s Day.  This year, I’m all about Anti Valentine’s Day.  Also known as “Dear future Mr. Minty, once again, you’re late.” After receiving a ton (okay, it was just one very weird date… Continue reading

DTLA: Craving the Pork Shank at Bar | Kitchen

  It’s no secret I have a love affair with Bar | Kitchen inside the O Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. I hadn’t been by in a few weeks due to the holidays… Continue reading

Las Vegas: The Lady Silvia

Tired of the strip in Las Vegas? Head Downtown for a less frenetic experience. Enter The Lady Silvia for a low-key lounge.   The lounge gave off the impression I was sitting in… Continue reading