Category Archive: events

California Pizza Festival Debuts in Los Angeles on July 28

    The California Pizza Festival debuts in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 28. The two-day festival will be held at Los Angeles Center Studios in Downtown Los Angeles.¬†Every year I plot how… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: How To Build Your Collection

  My bottle share nights series ends with the last one I went to. It was interesting to go to one not conducted by a whiskey club member. This one was a private… Continue reading

Bottle Share Nights: Introduction

  I’ve done a lot of things in my years writing about food and drinks but up until last summer, I wasn’t aware of this phenomenon known as “bottle shares.” I had heard… Continue reading

DTLA: Pearl’s BBQ Arts District

  I recently checked out Pearl’s BBQ over in the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s named after owner Dana Blanchard’s grandmother Pearl who had Scottish and Texan roots. She arrived in… Continue reading

LA Underground BBQ Festival Recap

On June 2, I went to the LA Underground BBQ Festival held at Los Angeles Ale Works in Hawthorne. It was billed as six of LA’s best BBQ popups together including Bartz BBQ,… 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

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

Exploring Gin Liqueurs with Pomp & Whimsy

  To end another Spirits Week at The Minty, I want to talk about gin liqueurs which I learned about at a talk sponsored by Pomp & Whimsy gin liqueur, the Museum of… Continue reading

Deconstructing El Silencio Mezcal

  Spirits Week continues with El Silencio Mezcal. I recently attended an Agave Society tasting at Las Perlas bar. Currently there are two expressions of El Silencio on the market. These are the… Continue reading

Whiskey Wednesday: Checking Out Uncle Nearest Whiskey

  Spirits Week at The Minty continues with my first Whiskey Wednesday post! New Tennessee whiskey Uncle Nearest has launched in Los Angeles. I recently attended a launch party at the SLS Hotel… Continue reading