Category Archive: great cocktails

DTLA: DineLA Dinner at Rossoblu Recap

  I recently checked out Rossoblu for dinner during dineLA last month. I started out with a stiff gin drink. It’s a spin on my usual brown, bitter and stirred. I loved both… Continue reading

Tiki Tuesday: Stowaway at Tustin’s Union Market

  Stowaway Tiki took over the former Hatch space at Union Market. Hatch had a successful Tiki Tuesday program and it expanded to full on tiki bar a couple months ago. The food… Continue reading

Hollywood: Checking Out Chateau Hanare

  Recently we checked out Chateau Hanare fore dineLA. Hanare is built out of an bungalow at Chateau Marmont. However, it’s not considered to be part of the Chateau’s property and they have… Continue reading

Mid-City: Return to Republique

  I loved Republique when I first went when it opened six years ago. I’ve been terribly remiss in returning. I have always enjoyed Chef Walter Manzke’s food. I am a regular at… Continue reading

Historic Filipinotown: New Drinks at Genever LA

  After dinner at Porridge & Puffs, we went a couple blocks over to Genever for a nightcap. It’s the perfect one-two punch. It’s been a minute since I was at Genever and… Continue reading

The Minty’s Adventures: DTLA including The Broad Museum, Angels Flight, Grand Central Market

  This year I decided to make a dent in my “things I want to do in Los Angeles” list. First up is Angels Flight which I checked out after a visit to… Continue reading

Chinatown: Drinks at Songbird Cafe and Speakeasy Bar

  After dinner at Pho Broadway, we walked over to the new Songbird speakeasy. By day it doubles as a coffee shop. They’ve been open for about three months. The original concept was… Continue reading

Highland Park: Spanish Food and Drinks at Otono

  I’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of Otono since I heard about it at a sustainable tuna dinner last year. I enjoyed that meal as well as Chef Teresa Montano’s previous Spanish… Continue reading

DTLA: Nightshade in the Arts District

  I first heard about Nightshade sometime mid year last year. I started seeing beautifully plated dishes and kept track of its opening. It is officially open in the Arts District in Downtown… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at Preux and Proper

  It’s been about a year since I’ve gone to Preux and Proper. I checked it out recently for happy hour and was intrigued by the offerings. I had the Beets by K… Continue reading