Category Archive: hot bartenders

DTLA: Secret Menu Items at The Exchange, Freehand Hotel

Although I’ve been to the Exchange restaurant plenty of times for lunch, it was a treat to check it out for dinner. The menu is much more extensive and showcases the Chinese-Israeli fusion… Continue reading

Mid-City: Drinks and Appetizers at Cal Mare

Cal Mare recently opened at the newly renovated Beverly Center. Taking the space of an old chain restaurant, Cal Mare has completely revamped it and there’s not a trace left of the chain… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2017 Meals

  In 2017, I had a lot of wonderful meals. Some so memorable, I want to build a time machine to go back to that meal. Here’s a list of my faves this… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Hot Chicken Bao and Drinks at Sama Sama

  After bar hopping along State Street in Santa Barbara, we checked out Sama Sama Kitchen for a snack and nightcap. I wasn’t too happy about our sushi dinner earlier in the evening… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Barhopping from Hotels to Tiki Bars

  I took the train up to Santa Barbara for my birthday trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two hour ride. Instead, there were delays. Someone had jumped in front of… Continue reading

Highland Park: Just Three More Nights of the Nightmare Before Christmas Popup at Good Housekeeping

  Good Housekeeping┬áhas a Wednesday night popup celebrating the film, Nightmare Before Christmas. The drinks are inspired by the Tim Burton classic animated feature. The popup has been running since Halloween and will… Continue reading

How to Drink Whiskey: from Events to Clubs in Southern California

  Recently I was talking to my uncle who has been getting into whisk(e)y about tasting events. He was curious about the ones I talked about; Whisky Live, Whisky Jewbilee and Whisky Extravaganza.… Continue reading

Hollywood: Drinks at the Ever Bar/ Klimpton Everly Hotel

    After watching Hamilton at the Pantages Theatre, we headed over to the Ever Bar at the new Klimpton Everly Hotel. The entire hotel is very beautiful and modern. There was some… Continue reading

DTLA: Drinks at Rudolph’s Bar at Tea

  Rudolph’s Bar and Tea is in the lobby of the Freehand Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. While Broken Shaker on the rooftop is getting a lot of buzz, don’t forget to hop… Continue reading

DTLA: Hanging at Broken Shaker Los Angeles

  I was so excited when Broken Shaker opened in Downtown Los Angeles. I’ve been to the one in Miami a few times and was so close to visiting the one in Chicago… Continue reading