Checking Out Nikka Coffey Gin and Vodka

  Today I’m going to feature both gin and vodka for Spirit Week at The Minty. Last September, I attended a tasting for Nikka Coffey Gin and Vodka at Baldoria. I was curious… Continue reading

Portobello Road Gin Launches in California

Portobello Road Gin just launched in California. It officially launched in the US (New York) in 2015 but has now made its way to the West Coast and specifically you can find it… Continue reading

Tasting Spanish Brandy and Pisco; Torres 15 and El Gobernador

  Spirits Week continues at The Minty with Torres 15 Spanish Brandy and El Gobernador Pisco. I recently tasted these twoat a launch party at Spare Room. Austin bartender Justin Lavenue was in… Continue reading

Hangar 1 Launches Their Rose Vodka

  I’m kicking off Spirits Week at The Minty with Hangar 1’s new Rose Vodka which I recently tasted at Skybar at the Mondrian hotel. Every day this week, I’m featuring new spirits… Continue reading

DTLA: The Bolo Burger For Brunch at Rossoblu

Rossoblu has recently started serving brunch. Suddenly my instagram feed was flooded with pictures of delicious things including the Bolo burger which is a burger with Bolognese sauce. Well then, we had to… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Gyoza and More at Ramen Bangaichi

  One night in Silver Lake, I found my way to Ramen Bangaichi. It was heading towards witching hour and given the choices, I opted for ramen over a diner. I didn’t read… Continue reading

DTLA: First Look at Kasih Indonesian in Little Tokyo

  Kasih,┬áthe new Indonesian restaurant, is now open in Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. Kasih means love in Indonesian. I was invited to an opening party where the neighbors had been invited… Continue reading

The WhiskyX is Coming to Santa Monica’s Barker Hangar on April 20

  A new whisky festival is coming to Los Angeles on April 20! With over 60 whiskies to taste, food and live music, the WhiskyX will be a fun one to check out… Continue reading

West Hollywood: A Slice Or Two at Prova Pizzeria

  The pizza in Boys Town has improved from the days I used to go clubbing on Santa Monica Boulevard. I recently stopped by Prova Pizzeria for a slice or two (okay, two… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Breva, the Restaurant at the Renovated Hotel Figueroa

  The Hotel Figueroa has reopened after a nearly 3 year renovation. There will be a couple more bars and another restaurant by the pool to open but for now, go get drinks… Continue reading