Category Archive: wine tasting

Five Food Fests For You – October 2017

    The food’s coming! The food is coming! Look out for these five food festivals coming this weekend and next in October. First we have the annual Oyster Festival at Grand Central… Continue reading

LA Food & Wine Returns August 24-27

  Los Angeles Food and Wine returns this week, August 24-27,  to Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica. The annual event also has a number of lunches on Friday around town. Plus this… Continue reading

Koreatown: Having a Ball at Art Major

  Where do you go when you just want to hang out with your friends and play board games? You go to Art Major in Koreatown. It’s not your typical pick-up bar scene.… Continue reading

Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Convention Returns to Orlando April 18-21

  Wine and Spirits Wholesalers Convention and Exposition returns to Orlando this year April 18 through 21. This year’s convention features hundreds of new products, hospitality suites, seminars, cocktail competitions, spirits and wine competitions… Continue reading

Culver City: Bacoshop is Now Open

    Bacoshop opened about two weeks ago in Culver City. Long time readers of The Minty know how much I love Chef Josef Centeno spots. I’ve followed the baco from Koreatown to… Continue reading

DTLA: Small Plates at Baldoria

  Baldoria opened last year in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles. I would describe Baldoria as a neighborhood wine bar with a variety of small plates and pizza. There’s an extensive… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Chef at Papilles

  Neighborhood darling Papilles has recently promoted Chef Jordan Rosas to run the kitchen. He takes over for Chef Tim Carey who’s over at Lost at Sea, another restaurant owned by Santos Uy.… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Orsa and Winston

  Back in March, I did the tasting menu at Orsa and Winston. Chef Josef Centeno is one of my favorite chefs and I was looking forward to dinner at O&W. I go… Continue reading

Solvang: Dinner at Root 246

  I was in Solvang for a day trip and we had hit up some of the wine rooms in the deliberately quaint town. I was perhaps a little over the kitsch when… Continue reading

Westlake: Fried Chicken at Crawford’s Bar

  I recently checked out Crawford’s for their fried chicken. I was nearby and was looking for something to eat. My choices were street tacos, Tommy’s (where they hand you chili with your… Continue reading