Category Archive: restaurant reviews

DTLA: Offal Dinner at Hock and Hoof

  As I was driving around Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) one day, I noticed Hock and Hoof. It opened about a couple of months ago. So I checked it out for dinner within… Continue reading

Santa Monica: Checking Out Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen

  Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen opened about three months ago in Santa Monica. I was happy to learn they are related to India’s Oven which is where I had my college graduation dinner… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Hachioji Craft Ramen

  Hachioji Craft Ramen recently opened a few doors down from Daikokuya. But don’t worry, they’re not in direct competition as they’re the same restaurant group. And Hachioji serves ramen with a chicken… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Barbette

  Barbette in West Hollywood opened a little more than a month ago. I had dropped in for the opening party but vowed to come back for dinner which I did recently. The… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Lunch at ZenCu Sushi & Grill

  Longtime readers of The Minty might wonder what’s my favorite cuisine. While it’s not Japanese, I do eat a lot of Japanese food. I love going to Little Tokyo and eating at… Continue reading

Highland Park: Mason’s Dumpling Shop

    Last week I posted about Joy, a Tawainese/Chinese restaurant in Highland Park. When it and Mason’s Dumpling Shop opened, friends asked me to go but I didn’t place them very high… Continue reading

Highland Park: Sandwiches at Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery

  I recently completed a multi-stop bang bang (food crawl) in Highland Park. One of the stops included Tinfoil which was initially billed as a sandwich “speakeasy” when it first opened complete with… Continue reading

Highland Park: Triple Beam Pizza

    I recently did a food crawl in Highland Park or as the kids said 5 years ago, a “bang bang.” Years ago when I did a food crawl every month, the… Continue reading

Highland Park: Taiwanese Dinner at Joy on York

    I love how North East Los Angeles (NELA) is seeing an influx of Asian food including Taiwanese food. I recently checked out Joy on York Boulevard in Highland Park. Joy opened… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Checking out the New Sake Dojo DTLA

    Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo just opened in Downtown Los Angeles last week. I’d been anticipating its opening for a few months since I heard about it. Sake Dojo is a… Continue reading