Category Archive: minty life

DTLA: Seafood at Rappahannock Oyster Bar

  Rappahannock opened for lunch several months ago at the Row and recently started serving dinner. One of my favorite chefs, Chef Nick Erven, heads up the low key seafood restaurant located just… Continue reading

DTLA: Redbird Launches The Plain Truth About The Best Seeds, A New Collection of 31 Cocktails

  Redbird just launched The Plain Truth About the Best Seeds, a new collection of 31 drinks from Bar Director Tobin Shea last week. We attended the launch party in the lovely Garden… Continue reading

Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival Returns August 22-26 to DTLA and Santa Monica

  Los Angeles Food and Wine returns August 22 through 26 to various locations including Downtown Los Angeles and Santa Monica.   LAFW kicks off with dinners on Wednesday, August 22. In the… Continue reading

Little Toyko: Tropical Bar The Mermaid Opens Today

  The Mermaid, a new tropical bar, in Little Tokyo opens tonight. It’s not a tiki bar so don’t expect palm trees but rather a mysterious black box that reminds me a bit… Continue reading

New Food Hall The Fields LA By Banc of California Stadium Opens Tomorrow

  The Fields LA, a new food hall next to Banc of California Stadium, opens tomorrow. The Fields will be open every day for both lunch and dinner regardless if there are games… Continue reading

DTLA: Cheese Tea at Little Fluffy Head Cafe

I’ve been walking by Little Fluffy Head Cafe for what seems about a year now. I finally stopped in after my curiosity of what “cheese tea” was. The signage has a strange appeal… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Hop Between CH Distillery to Three Dots and a Dash

  When I was at Eataly earlier in the week, I noticed some drinks made with CH Distillery and then I saw it sold both at Eataly’s market place and at the local… Continue reading

Chicago: Lunch at Barrio

  For my last lunch in Chicago, I hit up Barrio. Our server was very nice and went through the menu with us.   For a starter, I had the chilled corn and… Continue reading

Chicago: Cocktails and More at Parson’s Chicken and Fish

On my last Chicago trip last summer, I had made a list of spots I wanted to try including Parson’s Chicken and Fish. I ran out of town last time but made it… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Crawl Through Logan Square Including: Scofflaw, Lost Lake and Billy Sunday

  I’ve been hearing about Scofflaw for years but just made it in earlier last month when I was in Chicago. It’s been on the top of my Chicago bar list to try… Continue reading