LudoBites 3.0, redux

When asked to set up a dinner at LudoBites, I happened to be out of town and not at a computer. But I was able to secure reservations through the magic of Twitter.… Continue reading

XXXmas Sangria

At many parties, I wind up being the bartender but in the last few years, I tend to plan ahead and serve up one or two concoctions leaving me free to enjoy the… Continue reading

I want to eat you like an Animal

Instead of holiday gifts, a few friends of mine decided we would go out for a nice meal. We started this tradition a few years ago and have gone to BLD, Bashan and… Continue reading

Marcel Vigneron’s down the “Hatchi” at Bread Bar

I’ve been to a few different Hatchi nights at BreadBar in Century City now so it’s not a surprise to order all 8 dishes (for $8 each) but I did something last night… Continue reading

Happy Hour Week

Despite being a bargain hunter and cocktalian (not just a person who likes booze, but well-made drinks), I don’t go that often to happy hour. My coworkers aren’t always so keen and it’s… Continue reading

Dating in LA Sucks, Part I

Last night I tweeted, “ya know, I’m a cute girl. very funny and smart. got a car and job. great taste. so what’s up universe?” It’s true. I’m not being immodest. I have… Continue reading

Brilliant Saturday Afternoon in the SGV

Dim sum is one of those things that I only got into as an adult. I ate it about once or twice a week growing up so it was pretty uninteresting to me.… Continue reading

In Good Graces

For years I’ve wanted to go to Grace.  But I was never able to find any interest from anyone. People knew it was good but they were off chasing the newer restaurants. I… Continue reading

Sri Lankan Food Crawl– It’s on!

RSVP here I’m doing a two-parter on Saturday, January 23, 2010! Starting at 11 a.m., join the Minty at the first Sri Lankan crawl stop: Priyani Ceylon Cafe 9035 Reseda Blvd Northridge, CA… Continue reading

The Plan

It’s hard to play games when there’s no opponent. This year, I’ve been dealing with a lot of questions. “How long have you’ve been single?” “When was the last time you’ve been on… Continue reading