Category Archive: booze

New Cocktails at Ray’s & Stark Bar

Ray’s and Stark Bar recently launched their new Winter cocktails. I was recently invited to check some of them out. Please note the pictured photos do not represent full-sized cocktails. These were taster… Continue reading

Venice: Spotlight on Sunny Spot

Chef Roy Choi decided revamping Beechwood‘s menu wasn’t enough and opted to change the concept with his partners last August.  Soon came word the food would be a West Indian/ Caribbean concept.  Those… Continue reading

Top Chef Chris Crary’s Wild Game Dinner at Whist

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve been to Whist at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica. When I heard Chef Chris Crary from this season’s Top Chef was doing a special… Continue reading

DTLA: New Winter 2012 Cocktails at Drago Centro

Drago Centro launched their new Winter cocktails just after the holidays just when I was embracing the Fall cocktails. The cocktail list is the genius of Bar Manager Jaymee Mandeville. Former Drago Centro… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Baco Mercat

  I’m really in love with Baco Mercat. After deciding during lunch it was more like a super casual Lazy Ox Canteen, I hurried in for dinner. If there were more of us,… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at El Cholo

El Cholo is beloved by many Angelenos. It opened in in the late 1920s and has been going strong ever since. Known for their green corn tamales which are only available May through… Continue reading

2012 Food, Restaurant and Bar Trends

Happy Holidays from The Minty! I’m off next week and spending time with friends and family. Lots of new blog posts and events will be posted next year. In the meantime, please enjoy… Continue reading

Pork Butchering and BBQ with Thrillist

The days before I went to the Thrillist Rewards pig butchering event at KTCHN 105, I was so excited and told everyone about it. Most people were horrified. Some were encouraging. Most thought… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Repeal Day Party Recap

In the United States, people could not legally drink from 1919 to 1933. On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was repealed and since then December 5 has become a very special holiday for tipplers.… Continue reading

Eating Live Seafood at Wassada with the Gastronauts

A few months ago, I joined the Gastronauts, an adventurous eating club. I hadn’t been able to go to any of the suppers until a few weeks ago. I had always wanted to… Continue reading