Category Archive: foodie alert

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

SGV: Ethiopian Food Takeout from GS Ethiopian in Covina

  I’m an okay cook but after weeks, months of constantly cooking, I began to develop some very specific cravings. I wanted a Caesar salad. Caprese. Korean stew. Ethiopian food. Some stuff I… 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

SGV: Takeout Available at Dim Sum King in El Monte

  I’ve been holding restaurant and bar posts during the pandemic since I’m not sure when we’ll be able to dine in — I feel LA County will be one of the last… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Daiquiri Time IN

  If you ask bartenders what is one drink you need to know how to make, most say a daiquiri. I always found this amusing since it’s invariably followed up with, “a real… Continue reading

Minty at Home: The Negroni and its Variations

  Surprise, surprise! I’m not actually going to show you how to make a Negroni. Stanley Tucci has already done a fine job of it. No, actually he did. Despite a few nitpicks,… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Martini vs Manhattan

  A few weeks ago when I started making drinks at home, resurrecting my Minty Popup Bar, I made a pair of classics; the Martini and Manhattan. I recently did inventory and though… 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

Las Vegas: Dinner at Vetri Cucina

  The Palms has recently renovated and added a slew of new restaurants including Vetri Cucina.   Vetri may be familiar to you if you’ve visited Philadelphia and visited Chef Marc Vetri’s restaurants.… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Dim Sum and Then Sum at New Asian BBQ (Tan Tung Ky)

  My last Las Vegas trip started with me landing and immediately going to get dim sum. I didn’t even go to the hotel to check in first. I wanted lunch ASAP and… Continue reading