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WSWA: Judging the Hoptails Competition

The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America trade show met in Orlando last month and as part of the program held four bartending competitions. I along with 5 others judged Hoptails, a competition… Continue reading

My Week with Acura’s ILX #weekwithILX

Last week, Acura gave me their ILX hybrid for a week to test-drive. I thought it was pretty fun to drive it around to some of my favorite spots and also on a… 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

New Orleans: Drinks at SoBou

While I was in New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, I tried the new SoBou restaurant and met Bar Chef Abigail Gullo. SoBou is part of the Commander’s Family of restaurants which… Continue reading

Disaronno & Tia Maria Dinner with Marcel Vigneron and Love Boat’s Issac

As part of the Tales of the Cocktail spirited dinners, I attended one with Disaronno and Tia Maria at the Musee Conti Wax Museum. I replied immediately I was in when I saw… Continue reading

New Orleans: Dinner at Desire Oyster Bar

The day before Tales of the Cocktail opened, I checked out Desire Oyster Bar in the French Quarter.  I stumbled upon fried food heaven!  I had to have fried green tomatoes. Cheesy as… Continue reading

Brooklyn: The Bar at El Moderno

I should have probably been warned off by the awning boldly proclaiming “Mexican style food” as I am from LA and why would I try Mexican food in New York? As it happens,… Continue reading

Viva Sangrita LA Regional

A couple of months ago, bartenders were invited to compete in Tequila Ocho’s Viva Sangrita contest. Winners from the regional contests won a trip to New Orleans to compete at Tales of the… Continue reading

2012 Nightclub & Bar Convention Recap

  Last month, over 30,000 attendees descended upon the Nightclub and Bar convention in Las Vegas. The last time I had been to the convention center in Vegas, it was for CHA- the… Continue reading

Planet Dailes and Mixology 101 Now Open

Planet Dailes and Mixology 101 by Salvatore Calabrese are now open at the Farmers Market. The original Las Vegas restaurant (inside the Planet Hollywood Hotel) brings a new bar to The Grove and… Continue reading