Category Archive: food

Wahlburgers at USC University Village

  When I was going to USC (University of Southern California), the UV (University Village) was something I lived next to, shopped at and ate at. It had a basic neighborhood grocery store… Continue reading

Glendale: Dinner at El Morfi Grill

  What I love about growing up and living in Los Angeles are all the different cuisines I have tried through the years without ever having to take a plane somewhere. And that… Continue reading

Mid-City: New Winter Drinks at Roger Room

  I sought refuge at Roger Room a few weeks ago and discovered they had a new drinks menu for the winter. But I couldn’t resist my fave Japanese Maple shown here with… Continue reading

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