Category Archive: minty life

Atwater Village: Brunch at Good Measure Wine Bar

  Every year on New Year’s Eve the past five years, I’ve done brunch before the big evening celebrations This year (or is it technically last year since it was December 31?), we… Continue reading

DTLA: Cuban Sandwiches at Don Francisco’s Coffee

I checked out Don Francisco’s Coffee one day for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s located at the Spring Arcade Building. Uli Gelateria,┬áKai Japanese Roots and Guisados are also in the same building.… Continue reading

The Minty Mixes: Hot Toddy for the Cold/Flu Season

The first drink I had in 2018 was a hot toddy I had to make myself because I was miserable with a cold/flu. I didn’t go to a doctor to find out what… Continue reading

DTLA: Steak at 1810 Argentinean

  Looking back on my year of lunches in Downtown Los Angeles last year, I tended to stick to the spots at the Grand Central Market and Little Tokyo. But occasionally I did… Continue reading

DTLA: Secret Menu Items at The Exchange, Freehand Hotel

Although I’ve been to the Exchange restaurant plenty of times for lunch, it was a treat to check it out for dinner. The menu is much more extensive and showcases the Chinese-Israeli fusion… Continue reading

SGV: Sichuan Crab at Hip Hot

  Sichuan food has long passed the trendy food of the moment to a dining staple. Of all the regional Chinese food I’ve been trying (unsystematically, if you must know), I return over… Continue reading

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