Category Archive: minty life

Leimert Park: Seafood Feast at Fisherman’s Island

  I hooked up with my favorite seafood buddy for a night of crab (and more!). I wanted to tell her about my Alaska adventures and I was already missing the King crab… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Aloha Cafe

  We’ve ordered from Aloha Cafe for years but I finally had a chance to check out the restaurant recently. Aloha Cafe is in the same shopping center as Mermaid bar, Sushi Gen… Continue reading

Mid-City: Trying Out Plant Based Vegan Nic’s on Beverly

  Nic’s on Beverly opened earlier this year. The new vegan restaurant serves up plant based items such as falafel burger, avocado on crispy rice, tagine and soon-to-be iconic Chinois salad (Chinese chicken… Continue reading

Culver City: Steak at Dear John’s

I love old school steak houses. Dear John’s in Culver City may be renovated but it’s all for the better. It still has a charm that only comes from serving good steaks for… Continue reading

Koreatown: Getting King Buns and Spicy Noodles at Myung In Dumplings

  I’m not really a buns (bao) sort of person. I much prefer dumplings. My only exception would be the Chinese sheng jian bao. However, even I couldn’t pass up the novelty of… Continue reading

Chinatown: Steep Teahouse is Now Open

  The teahouse, Steep, soft opened over the summer in Chinatown and made its official debut this past Mid-Autumn Festival which happened to be a Friday this year. Steep was quite busy which… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Tacos 1986

  Tacos 1986 has been getting a lot of buzz lately for their Tijuana-style tacos. I finally made my way over to the Spring Street spot to find a very quaint set up.… Continue reading

Culver City: Lunch at Destroyer

  It’s a bit hard for me to get out of Downtown Los Angeles for lunch but I was excited to be able to to check out Destroyer in Culver City. I have… Continue reading

SGV: Noodles and Dumplings at Qing Dao Bread Food

  Periodically, I search for new dumplings spots in the San Gabriel Valley. Invariably I’ll come across one I always meant to try. And this time it was Qing Dao Bread Food. Qing… Continue reading

DTLA: BBQ at Denim

  I checked out Denim the eatery for lunch one day recently. They’re a new barbecue spot in the fashion district of Downtown Los Angeles. The space is quite narrow but once you… Continue reading