Category Archive: foodie alert

DTLA: Late Night Drinks at Clayton’s Public House

I’ve been anticipating the return of Clayton’s to DTLA since… well, forever. Its earlier incarnation as the Royal Clayton’s was located in the Arts District, across the way from Church and State. They… Continue reading

Chinatown: Tsukemen and Ramen at Okiboru

  I have to tell you a secret. I love soup. All right, so it’s not so much of a secret. But when presented choices for noodles, I am generally in the soup… Continue reading

Learning about Haitian Rum: Clairin

For my last post for this week’s Spirits Week, I’m going to focus on clairin, which is Haitian rum in the simplest terms. This spirit of Haiti has not been previously exported to… Continue reading

All About Aquavit

  When I first conceived the idea to write about aquavit (also known as akvavit), I knew about two; the American made Krogstad from House Spirits in Portland, Oregon and “that Euro stuff.”… Continue reading

Checking Out Pisco Capurro at DTLA’s Barcito

  The Minty’s Spirits Week continues with exploring Peruvian pisco. If you read my Travel to Chile posts, you’ll know how important the grape spirit is to both Peru and Chile. And although… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Fernet

  I’m starting a new Spirits Week on The Minty with another post for my Amaro Handbook. Italians have been producing amaro, liqueurs that were originally intended as medicine, for centuries. As previously… Continue reading

Feed the Hungry: Burrito Project x Greenbar Distillery #loveourcity Campaign, Dinner Recap at Sake Dojo

  I recently attended a dinner at Sake Dojo to launch the #loveourcity campaign, a joint venture between The Burrito Project and Greenbar Distillery. For every Greenbar’s City Bright Gin cocktail purchased in… Continue reading

Pearl River Delta’s Dai Pai Dong Pop-up Recap

  Pearl River Delta LA recently had a Hong Kong dai pai dong pop-up at Pine and Crane. The street food experience was brought indoors to Silver Lake. Dai pai dong means “big… Continue reading

Orange County: Opah Grill in Aliso Viejo

  I’ve now been to Opah in Aliso Viejo in Orange County several times. I’ve only gone for lunch but I’ve ordered this chopped seafood salad twice now. It’s my favorite thing on… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Happy Hour at El Condor

  I recently checked out happy hour at El Condor in Silver Lake. The margaritas were sponsored by Partida Tequila that day so I’m not sure what is the usual tequila in El… Continue reading