Category Archive: photography

Cake Decorating at Duff’s Cakemix

The day before Thanksgiving, I was at Duff’s Cakemix. It’s basically a fun way to get a group together for an activity that isn’t the usual bowling or mini golf. Think of it… Continue reading

The Minty Checks Out Acura’s ILX #weekwithILX

Next week, I’ll be test driving Acura’s new entry-level luxury car, the ILX. I thought it was pretty cool Acura wanted a peek into the life of a food writer. But what’s even… Continue reading

Japanese Holiday Cooking Classes with Foodstory

I was invited to a preview of Foodstory‘s Japanese Holiday Cooking class a couple of weeks ago. I was really excited because although I cook, I pretty shy about actually cooking for others.… Continue reading

DTLA Dive & Craft Bar Crawl Recap

Kicking off my blog’s 3rd anniversary, I organized a Dive & Craft Bar Crawl last week in Downtown Los Angeles. We were also on the hunt for The Minty’s Hot Bartender. The winner… Continue reading

DTLA: Men Oh Tokushima Ramen Now Open

There’s a new ramen-ya (that’s ramen joint) in town. Men Oh brings tokushima ramen, a bit of a hybrid between tonkotsu (fatty pork) and shoyu (soy sauce) broths. On the island of Shikoku… Continue reading

Mid-Wilshire Get-Away for Museums LA: LACMA, CAFAM & Hotel Wilshire

  Beginning today, you can book a hotel through Discover Los Angeles and save a bunch. A bunch you say? Yes, like $450! You get to explore LA’s world class museums. A great… Continue reading

Playa’s Rooftop Garden

Recently Chef John Sedlar installed a rooftop garden atop of his restaurant Playa named Cielo Verde. I had a chance to check it out and marvel at the soiless, aeroponic garden. He and… Continue reading

Guest Bartender Series at Nick + Stef’s

I bartended at Nick + Stef’s a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time I had professionally bartended. Yes, I’ve been the bartender at many house parties and no holiday party… Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Transmission LA: AV Club at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

    The Mercedes-Benz Transmission LA: AV Club curated by Mike D (of Beasties Boys fame) opened last Friday at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles. The 3-week exhibition in… Continue reading

Hot Bartenders in Hollywood Bar Crawl Recap

The Hot Bartenders Crawl rolled through Hollywood last week. Our first stop was Wood & Vine. We managed to snag a couple of seats at the bar and lay down a foundation of… Continue reading