Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Chinatown: Goal for 2017 – Eat at Howlin’ Ray’s

  I have tried at least 5 times to eat at Howlin’ Ray’s. I’d like to report what I think of it but sadly, I haven’t had a proper meal there. So the… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2016 Meals

  In 2016, I wrote over 150 posts. With so many meals, it’s hard to pick my top 5 or even 10. So this list is just a list of many, many favorite… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner with a View at 71Above

  I’ve been dying to try 71Above ever since I heard they were opening and Chef Vartan Abgaryan was going to be the executive chef a couple years ago. I went for dinner… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Orsa and Winston

  Back in March, I did the tasting menu at Orsa and Winston. Chef Josef Centeno is one of my favorite chefs and I was looking forward to dinner at O&W. I go… Continue reading

Culver City: Italian Favorites at AR Cucina

    AR Cucina took the place of Sambar, Chef Akasha Richmond’s Indian inspired restaurant. ¬†She’s now turned her focus to Italian cuisine. I love that there’s an entire Negroni menu. You could… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Small Plates at Chang’an

  One of the things I’ve been looking for in the San Gabriel Valley is a spot to gather with friends for snacks and booze. Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of Chinese restaurants… Continue reading

Culver City: Dinner at Cannibal

I finally got to Cannibal recently and had a great time at dinner. While perusing the drinks menu, the A.C.C. caught my eye. I had to ask what it meant and it stands… Continue reading

Hollywood: Andare by Cento Pasta Bar

  Jonesing for some pasta in Hollywood? Check out Andare by Cento Pasta Bar, a popup at Birch weekdays for lunch. Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the menu… Continue reading

San Gabriel: Noodles at Mian

  For those on the Sichuan food hunt, Mian is a worthy stop. Its sister restaurant Chengdu Taste is widely regarded as one of the best Sichuan restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley.… Continue reading

Little Ethiopia: Dinner at Lalibella

  On my quest to find a new favorite Ethiopian place, I came across Lalibella this summer at the Los Angeles Times’ The Taste. They served an elegant portion of injera and a… Continue reading