Category Archive: booze

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

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