Category Archive: foodie alert

DTLA: Dinner at Testa

  I checked out Testa late last year. I had been walking by for months watching the build out. Recently Chef Sydney Hunter III has taken over the kitchen. And beverage consultant Devon… 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

Beverly Hills: Cocktails at Bibo Ergo Sum

  Bibo Ergo Sum opened a couple of months ago in Beverly Hills. It’s a beautiful bar that reminds me of both the past (art deco) and the future (movies like Blade Runner).… Continue reading

Glendale: Lunch at Raffi’s Place

I remember right before I left for Armenia I looked up the cuisine. However, friends said, “you like kabobs, right? You’ll be fine.” Once I was there, I quickly figured out Armenian food… 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

Beverly Hills: Steak and Whiskey at Ocean Prime

  My friends always want to know where to get a good steak. So I felt it was my duty to check out all the new hot spots for a good hunk of… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Japanese-Mexican Tasting Menu at Ainoko, Petite Taqueria

  Ainoko is the new tasting menu counter inside of Petite Taqueria. Ainoko translates to “half-breed” which Chef John-Carlos Kuramoto takes pride in being both Japanese and Mexican. He learned to cook from… Continue reading

Noods Noods Noods Returns to Santa Ana January 27

  Noods Noods Noods returns to Santa Ana on Saturday, January 27. If you love noodles as much as I do, you know this is the place to be. Tickets are on pre-sale… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at The Hon Shabu Shabu

    I checked out The Hon Shabu Shabu this week for lunch. I have walked by it numerous times on my way to Grand Central Market but this particular chilly day, I… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at the Exchange, Freehand Hotel

  One of my favorite restaurants this year was The Exchange Restaurant at the Freehand Hotel. I’ve been several times for both lunch and dinner. Here are some recent favorites including the chicken… Continue reading