Minty at Home: Checking out Virtual Whiskey Tastings

  I’ve been working from home since mid-March. That means my once “too busy” life came to a halt. I no longer was out every night at a new bar or checking out… Continue reading

SGV: Takeout Available at Dim Sum King in El Monte

  I’ve been holding restaurant and bar posts during the pandemic since I’m not sure when we’ll be able to dine in — I feel LA County will be one of the last… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Daiquiri Time IN

  If you ask bartenders what is one drink you need to know how to make, most say a daiquiri. I always found this amusing since it’s invariably followed up with, “a real… Continue reading

Minty at Home: The Negroni and its Variations

  Surprise, surprise! I’m not actually going to show you how to make a Negroni. Stanley Tucci has already done a fine job of it. No, actually he did. Despite a few nitpicks,… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Martini vs Manhattan

  A few weeks ago when I started making drinks at home, resurrecting my Minty Popup Bar, I made a pair of classics; the Martini and Manhattan. I recently did inventory and though… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Margaritas for Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is coming up. Usually I’m conflicted about celebrating the day because I tend to have Kentucky Derby plans the same weekend. But since we’re all safer at home, I will… Continue reading

Minty at Home: Apricot Juleps

    Hello Friends! As I enter week 7 of safer at home, I decided it’s time to get back to blogging! I never realized how much I was going out until this… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Dinner at Vetri Cucina

  The Palms has recently renovated and added a slew of new restaurants including Vetri Cucina.   Vetri may be familiar to you if you’ve visited Philadelphia and visited Chef Marc Vetri’s restaurants.… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Food Crawl at The Cosmopolitan Featuring Tekka, Hattie B’s, Pok Pok and Ghost Donkey

  The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas is one of my favorite hotels. I love the bars there and was so excited to check out the newish food hall called Block 16. There’s a… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Dim Sum and Then Sum at New Asian BBQ (Tan Tung Ky)

  My last Las Vegas trip started with me landing and immediately going to get dim sum. I didn’t even go to the hotel to check in first. I wanted lunch ASAP and… Continue reading