Category Archive: calendar

North Hollywood: Curated Gift Boxes at The Other Door Bar

  Before the pandemic, I was supposed to go to The Other Door to check them out. Unfortunately of course, they had to quickly pivot their business. While they’re considering opening for outdoor… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Checking out Virtual Whiskey Tastings

  I’ve been working from home since mid-March. That means my once “too busy” life came to a halt. I no longer was out every night at a new bar or checking out… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is coming up. Usually I’m conflicted about celebrating the day because I tend to have Kentucky Derby plans the same weekend. But since we’re all safer at home, I will… Continue reading

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET): What’s it like to be certified in Spirits?

  Several years ago, the film SOMM came out and it made a huge impression on me. While I never thought about being certified in wine, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to… Continue reading

Westwood: Ten Days Away to LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade Food Festival

  We are now 10 days away from one of my favorite food festivals, LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade.  The food festival at UCLA’s Royce Quad on Saturday, September 14 will feature an all-star… Continue reading

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Check Out Los Angeles’ Best Restaurants at Los Angeles Times’ The Taste Labor Day Weekend, August 30 – September 1

  I always look forward to Labor Day Weekend because it’s around my birthday. And it feels like the Los Angeles Times is throwing me a personal party when they bring their food… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food and Wine Begins This Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25

    Los Angeles Food and Wine returns this Thursday, August 22 and runs through Sunday, August 25. The four-day food festival begins with several collaborative dinners on Thursday all over the city.… Continue reading

Chinatown: Santa Barbara’s Hitching Post 2 comes to LA Wine Saturday, August 11 for a BBQ Pop-up

  I, like many others, first heard about Hitching Post 2 from the movie Sideways. And yet in my few travels to the Central Coast region, I never made it to this Santa… Continue reading

DTLA: Stu and the Kids Asian Food Festival Returns on August 4

  Stu and the Kids, Flavors of Asia, food festival returns on Sunday, August 4 to Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s one of my favorite food festivals and benefits the orphans from… Continue reading