Category Archive: minty life

DTLA: Late Night Sushi at Izakaya Gazen

  After wandering from the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles over to Little Tokyo, we decided to get some sushi after a beer flight at nearby Mumford Brewing. We landed at Izakaya… Continue reading

SGV: Would You Care for a Noodle Dance at Hai Di Lao Hot Pot?

  After what seems like a zillion years, I finally checked out Hai Di Lao at the Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. It is the San Gabriel Valley branch of the hot… Continue reading

Hollywood: All Your Tiki Dreams Come True at Lono

  From the group that runs Melrose Umbrella Company, comes Lono, a lush new tiki bar in the heart of Hollywood. I’ve now been a couple of times and it’s a huge lovely… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Chef Ricardo Zarate is Back with Rosaline Restaurant

  I have been following the career of Chef Ricardo Zarate since his days at Mochica at the Mercado La Paloma. I was super bummed when he left Picca and have been anticipating… Continue reading

Art Beyond the Glass Comes to Silver Lake on Sunday, June 25

    Art Beyond the Glass comes to Silver Lake this year. The sixth annual charity event that celebrates the LA Cocktail Community will be held at Los Globos in Silver Lake on… Continue reading

Brentwood: Tavern Presents a Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25

  Tavern presents their annual Low Country Boil on Sunday, June 25. The multi-course seafood boil includes a Southern potluck board, radish and corn salad, Carolina seafood boil (crawfish, shrimp, potatoes, sausage, corn)… Continue reading

StarChefs Returns to Vibiana on Tuesday, June 13

  The 2017 Rising Stars Awards for Los Angeles presented by StarChefs returns to Vibiana in Downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 13. Tickets are now on sale here. General admission includes the… Continue reading

DTLA: Pupusas at Sarita’s at Grand Central Market

  I love pupusas. Recently I had a craving for them and headed over to Sarita’s at Grand Central Market. I hadn’t been there in a while. There are always so many new… Continue reading

Pasadena: Modern Mexican Food and Drinks at Maestro

  I recently checked out Maestro in Pasadena. It opened a few months ago to much acclaim. I was already familiar with Chef Danny Godinez’s food from his Orange County restaurant, Anepalco so… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Dinner at Cafe Stella

  After a failed attempt to get into Kismet, we headed up the street to local fan favorite Cafe Stella. I had actually never been to the spot which is often referred to… Continue reading