Category Archive: minty life

SGV: Korean BBQ at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Temple City

The first Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong I went to is the location in Koreatown. Then suddenly there were a ton of locations and I hoped that meant the wait in Ktown wouldn’t be… Continue reading

Culver City: Ms. Chi Cafe is Now Open

  Ms. Chi Cafe in Culver City is now open. Opened by chef Shirley Chung who was on Top Chef, season 11, this casual spot took over the old Hanjip space. I was… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Smooth Ambler and Old Scout

    Sadly, this The Minty’s Whiskey Week is now drawing to a close. But never fear, there will be other Spirits Weeks on the Minty and perhaps another week dedicated to my… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Kaiyo Japanese Whisky

    How can it be The Minty’s Whiskey Week without including one Japanese whisky? I recently tried Kaiyo, a Japanese whisky aged in mizunara oak. I learned the whisky is sourced from… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Benromach, Douglas Laing & Co Remarkable Regional Malts and Gordon & MacPhail

  The Minty’s Whiskey Week continues with Benromach, Douglas Laing and Co‘s Remarkable Malts and Gordon and MacPhail Scotch whiskys. I tasted these with the Southern California Whiskey Club. This event also supported… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Recap of the Westward Pig Dinner

  Westward Whiskey had a pig dinner at Winsome recently. The Wingham Farms pig had been fed 4-5 weeks on spent mash, the grain that was used to make Westward whiskey. Wingham Farms… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Glenfiddich’s Fire and Cane

  The Minty’s Whiskey Week continues with the new Glenfiddich‘s Fire & Cane. The Speyside Scottish whisky company has been experimenting quite a bit with their whisky. Fire & Cane is the fourth… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Buffalo Trace, Elmer T. Lee, EH Taylor Four Grain, Blanton’s, Stagg Jr.

  It’s going to be Whiskey Week on The Minty next week. Here’s a sneak peek into my whiskey-flavored life! I was excited to check out the Buffalo Trace tasting with the Southern… Continue reading

DTLA: New Lunch Eats at Ricebox

  Ricebox, not to be confused with Ricebar, is now open at the Spring Arcade Building. It’s also the home of Uli Gelato,¬†Guisados, Claytons, Don Francisco’s, Kai Japanese and more.     My… Continue reading

West LA: Modern Vietnamese and Drinks at Khong Ten

  Like many, I was lured over to Khong Ten during its soft open for $1 food and drinks. Khong Ten is located in West LA, in the old Freddy Smalls space. I… Continue reading