Category Archive: writing

Tasting & Tweeting: The Use and Abuse of Social Media in Restaurants

Over the weekend, The Taste invaded Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown L.A. I went to 2 of the 9 events. I paid particular attention to a panel presented at the Secrets of the… Continue reading

Chefs VS Bloggers Recap

from L-R: Brook Burton-Lutton, Amanda Baumgarten, Mark Peel, Kat Odell, Darnell Holloway The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo is a mecca of panels, samples and wares for sale. One such panel, Chefs versus… Continue reading

Service & Tipping- Ever a Thorny Issue

A few months ago, Jonathan Gold, local foodie god, wrote a discourse on how much to tip. It boiled down to 20% each and every time. Most people disagreed with this stating tipping… Continue reading

Table 20’s 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender Contest: Interview with Judge Marcos Tello

The Minty recently caught up with busy bartender Marcos Tello via email about the 2nd Annual LA’s Best Bartender contest. Marcos Tello is one of the judges along with last year’s winner Matthew… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Suehiro

  One Friday I found myself restless and without a clear plan of where to go for lunch. I hopped on the local mini bus (or DASH to all you LA denizens) and… Continue reading

Contest: Win Tickets to Chefs VS Bloggers in San Diego

Chefs VS Bloggers may be the sporting event of foodies this summer!  On Sunday, August 28, check out the chefs vs bloggers panel at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo in San Diego.… Continue reading

Minty Musings: Remembering My Dad

My father passed away almost ten years ago. There is not a day I don’t think of him. Today, I thought “I’m turning into my dad.” I’ve had this thought before. Usually it’s… Continue reading

New Year, New Camera

In late 2009, I started this blog after months of deliberation. I had a food blog back in 2006 but it was mostly text and bare bones accounting of where I went and… Continue reading

2010 Blogger Prom

I’ve been writing online for 10 years now. I’ve had all sorts of blogs- personal, beauty, lifestyle (read: dieting), art, dating, poetry, food and now this one, the Minty. But last summer, when… Continue reading

Test Kitchen: TiGeorges

I’ve said I knew who I was before but occasionally I think about the past. Right now I’m re-reading On Gold Mountain by Lisa See. I just finished her book, Shanghai Girls. Both… Continue reading