Category Archive: hot bartenders

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Barbette

  Barbette in West Hollywood opened a little more than a month ago. I had dropped in for the opening party but vowed to come back for dinner which I did recently. The… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Checking out the New Sake Dojo DTLA

    Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo just opened in Downtown Los Angeles last week. I’d been anticipating its opening for a few months since I heard about it. Sake Dojo is a… Continue reading

Art Beyond the Glass 2018 Returns to Los Globos in Silver Lake on Sunday, June 24

  Art Beyond the Glass returns to Los Globos in Silver Lake this year. This is the seventh year and I’ve attended almost all of them (I missed year two since I went… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Checking out Dinner and Henry’s Room at Employees Only

  Employees Only opened last month and I recently went back to experience the side room, Henry’s Room. It’s been called a speakeasy within a speakeasy but it’s not terribly hard to find.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Tequila Tuesday Spotlight: Don Julio

  I was recently invited to a Don Julio post Cinco de Mayo party for the LA Cocktail Community held at the Hedley & Bennett apron factory.   There was also an informal… Continue reading

In Rum VS Whiskey: Foursquare and The Real McCoy Rums are Winners

After my last Spirits Week on The Minty, I had many requests to talk about rum. So for the first post of the latest Spirits Week, I bring you RUM. Recently 213 Hospitality… Continue reading

DTLA: Veranda Bar at Hotel Figueroa is Now Open

  The Veranda Bar is now open at Hotel Figueroa. Some of the menu items were similar to the hotel restaurant, Breva, but just a little bit more casual. It’ll be a great… Continue reading

DTLA: Bar Crawl on a Friday Night

One of the great things about holidays and big events like Coachella is how it’s so much easier to live in Los Angeles during these times. There’s less traffic and a greater chance… Continue reading

Beam Suntory American Whiskey Tasting with Southern California Whiskey Club on Monday, May 14 at Old Man Bar, Hatchet Hall in Culver City

  Join Southern California Whiskey Club on Monday, May 14┬áin the Old Man Bar at Hatchet Hall for a tasting with Beam Suntory. Enjoy for different expressions including Booker’s Rye, Little Book, Knob… Continue reading

The Minty’s Tequila Tuesday Spotlight: Siete Leguas

  About ten years ago, a bartender told me his favorite tequila was Siete Leguas. I’ve kept an eye out for this tequila ever since. Recently there was an event featuring Siete Leguas… Continue reading