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Introducing the Minty Craft Beer Crawl

“Minty, when are you going to make a (straight) guy-friendly crawl?” Geez, you mean my Gays & Dolls doesn’t appeal to you? “Minty, why can’t I come to the Hot Bartender Crawl?” Um,… Continue reading

Hot Bartender Crawl in SaMo

Last Friday, 15 women descended upon the bars around the Santa Monica promenade. You recognized us by our tiny tiaras and shiny beads. We loved all the comments we got: “Whose birthday is… Continue reading

Gays & Dolls Hit Silver Lake

After the success of my Hot Bartender crawls, I created a companion crawl called “Gays and Dolls” where we roamed gay bars. The first was in West Hollywood in March.  I will be… Continue reading

Tiki Tuesday: Stowaway at Tustin’s Union Market

  Stowaway Tiki took over the former Hatch space at Union Market. Hatch had a successful Tiki Tuesday program and it expanded to full on tiki bar a couple months ago. The food… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Japanese Gin

For today’s Spirits Week post, I’m swinging around to Japanese gin. It’s been interesting watching Japanese gin gain popularity the last year and half here in the US. Japanese gin makers hope there’ll be… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Barhopping from Hotels to Tiki Bars

  I took the train up to Santa Barbara for my birthday trip. It was supposed to be a pleasant two hour ride. Instead, there were delays. Someone had jumped in front of… Continue reading

Buellton: Dinner at Industrial Eats

  On the way back from our day trip in Santa Barbara, we stopped at Industrial Eats in Buellton. It’s obviously a locals favorite but we managed to find one of the last… Continue reading

Boyle Heights: Pozole at Puertos del Pacifico

  I recently read an article about Puertos del Pacifico in Boyle Heights so I decided to check it out. I grabbed an old high school buddy who has a nose for neighborhood… Continue reading

Where to Drink for Negroni Week in Orange County

This year, Negroni Week is June 1-7. Imbibe and Campari have teamed up with bars and restaurants around the world for this one week with proceeds from Negroni sales going to each bar’s… Continue reading

The Top 8 Pizzas in Los Angeles

  Years ago when I did monthly food crawls highlighting some of LA’s best offerings, my Eastside pizza crawl nearly did me in. It was one of the most memorable and favorite crawls… Continue reading