Category Archive: recipes

Bartending Classes at Elemental Mixology

I came across Andrew “the Alchemist” Willett years ago when I conducted a pupusa crawl down Beverly Boulevard. Jaragua was our last stop. I was ready for a beer after all the cheesy… Continue reading

New Chef and Drinks at The Churchill

The Churchill has launched a menu by new Executive Chef Michael Bryant (formerly Joe’s, Father’s Office, Palihouse Hotel) and a new cocktails list by beverage consultant Karen Grill (Bestia). I was invited a… Continue reading

What Do You Know About Bibimbap?

I remember the first time I ever had bibimbap. I vividly remember the stone bowl, the squirts of Korean hot sauce and most particularly the feeling of relief it wasn’t another night of… Continue reading

Updated Christmas Sangria Recipe for National Sangria Day

A few years ago when I first started the Minty, I posted my Christmas (XXXmas) Sangria recipe. I’ve tweak it every year though it’s basically the same. This year, was probably the biggest… 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

MCC: Bon Vivants’ Pork Out Punch Party With Recipes!

  I love the Bon Vivants. When I heard they were throwing a shindig for Manhattan Cocktail Classic entitled Pork Out Punch Party at Union Pool, I marked POPP down my calendar and… Continue reading

A Revealing Evening with Erick Castro and Beefeater & Plymouth Gins

Recently I was invited to a gin-fueled evening with Erick Castro, the brand ambassador for both Beefeater and Plymouth gins. The “revealing” gin event started with class held at Eveleigh in West Hollywood… Continue reading

Pork Butchering and BBQ with Thrillist

The days before I went to the Thrillist Rewards pig butchering event at KTCHN 105, I was so excited and told everyone about it. Most people were horrified. Some were encouraging. Most thought… Continue reading

Holiday Cooking Class at Border Grill

  My best friend and I went to a holiday cooking class at Border Grill (Downtown Los Angeles) a few weeks ago. The class is more like a demo while the crowd gets… Continue reading

Get Your Meat On at Lindy & Grundy

  Lindy & Grundy opened earlier this year and after brunch at the Fat Dog, I finally made it in. I was immediately greeted by Amelia Posada, one half of the dynamic duo… Continue reading