Category Archive: foodie alert

Mid-City: Fish & Chips at Village Idiot and Blind Whisky Tasting with Southern California Whiskey Club and Scotch Malt Whisky Society

  The Village Idiot is the original gastropub in Los Angeles. I’m glad to see it has survived through the years and recently I went in to check out a blind tasting of… Continue reading

Monthly Cocktail Boxes from the American Cocktail Club

  Recently I received a cocktail box from Tanaya’s Table and the American Cocktail Club. American Cocktail Club works with mixologists and others to create monthly boxes. Each box makes several drinks.  … Continue reading

DTLA: Chili Cheese Fries at Cassell’s Hamburgers

  Cassell’s has opened a location in Downtown Los Angeles. The DTLA location is right across the street from the Freehand hotel and it takes over the old Pellicola pizza spot. I visit… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2018 Meals

  Here are some of the best meals I had in 2018! I’ve divided them up by high end, casual and travel eats. There is no particular ranking within the individual categories. It’s… Continue reading

DTLA: A Boozy Tribute to Jonathan Gold at Otium Now Until March 2019

  Otium and Bar Director Chris Amirault and team have launched an ode to the late restaurant critic Jonathan Gold. The new menu of 14 drinks are based on Jonathan Gold’s writings and… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Simone and Exploring the Single Malts From Bacardi

  I have now been to Simone a few times. Most recently I attended a Women Who Whiskey event at the Duello Bar, the bar inside Simone. The presentation from Bacardi’s Global Single… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Beautiful Meal with Cocktails at Crustacean

The first time I heard about Crustacean I was 18. One of my college roommates went with her boyfriend for Valentine’s day. I forever associated it with special occasions from that point forward.… Continue reading

Holiday Themed Bars in Los Angeles

  You may have noticed the holidays are upon us and Los Angeles has been celebrating in a big way with holiday themed popup bars all around town. There are more than 90… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Late Night at Wally’s

  After catching a show at the nearby Wallace, we walked over to Wally’s for a late night snack. We had just seen For the Record’s Love Actually and it was really very… Continue reading

Mid-City: The Shelby Now Open on West Third

  I checked out The Shelby when it was in soft open last week.┬áThe restaurant and bar takes over the old Sushi Roku space on West 3rd, not far from the Beverly Center… Continue reading