Category Archive: late night

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

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

Koreatown: Porridge and Chicken Soup at Mountain

  It was a cold and rainy night in Los Angeles and we headed to Mountain Cafe in Koreatown for dinner. It’s in a crazy strip mall with two other popular restaurants that… Continue reading

Mid-City: Al Pastor at Leo’s Taco Truck

  I love tacos. One night, my friend and I hit up Leo’s Taco Truck on the corner of Venice and La Brea. I had read about Leo’s and done a bit of… Continue reading

Costa Mesa: Craving Those Mussels at Mesa

  After a show one night in Orange County, my friend and I headed over to Mesa for mussels. He was craving them and knew Mesa had them. It was on the later… Continue reading

Chicago: Late Night Chinese Food at Three Happiness

  The late night munchies hit us and in all the years I’ve been going to Chicago, I had never explored their Chinatown. So we headed over to Three Happiness for one of… Continue reading

Chicago: Mussels and Beer at Centennial

  Back in 2013, I had these amazing mussels at Hopleaf in Chicago. When I was making my list I decided to see if I should revisit Hopleaf but then heard the chef… Continue reading

Chicago: Deep Dish at Pizzeria Uno

  One late night in Chicago, we were in the mood for deep dish. Our hotel was right around the corner from Pizzeria Uno so we headed there. When I’m in Chicago, I… Continue reading

Highland Park: Japanese Small Plates at RBTA

  After checking out the Nightmare Before Christmas popup at Good Housekeeping (every Wednesday until the last Wednesday of the year, December 27), we headed over to the newish RBTA. It’s a tiny… Continue reading

SGV: Late Night Chinese Food at Sam Woo

  After watching Blade Runner 2049, I really wanted some late night noodles. I somehow didn’t get that but I still had a good time at the ever solid Sam Woo. This location… Continue reading