West Hollywood: Checking out Dinner and Henry’s Room at Employees Only

  Employees Only opened last month and I recently went back to experience the side room, Henry’s Room. It’s been called a speakeasy within a speakeasy but it’s not terribly hard to find.… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Aperitivo

I’m really excited to write about amaro. It’s been an interesting few months of research and now I’m ready to share my love.┬áTo kick off The Minty’s Amaro Handbook, I’m starting with the… Continue reading

DTLA: Full Service Lunch at Orsa and Winston

  When Orsa and Winston opened for lunch years ago, it was a bit odd to order at the “counter” which was more of the chef’s table overlooking the kitchen and then find… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Chinchikurin Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

  I love when new places pop up in Little Tokyo. Recently I noticed huge lines around Chinchikurin, a new okonomiyaki spot. I first had okonomiyaki more than 25 years ago. It’s a… Continue reading

SGV: Eat the Menu at Panasia Sweet & Savory Alhambra

    I checked out Panasia in Alhambra recently. It just opened a few weeks ago and already has quite the buzz. With friends, we conquered the menu and ate every dish on… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Drinking at No More Heroes

  No More Heroes recently opened in the old Now Boarding space. We were walking towards Employees Only when we decided to stop in. For a spot that just opened, the bar was… Continue reading

The Minty’s Tequila Tuesday Spotlight: Don Julio

  I was recently invited to a Don Julio post Cinco de Mayo party for the LA Cocktail Community held at the Hedley & Bennett apron factory.   There was also an informal… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Shibumi

  Is it Japanese food week again on the Minty? Not quite but today I’m going to talk about my recent experience at Shibumi. There are three tasting menu (omakase) options; $65, $90… Continue reading

Exploring Gin Liqueurs with Pomp & Whimsy

  To end another Spirits Week at The Minty, I want to talk about gin liqueurs which I learned about at a talk sponsored by Pomp & Whimsy gin liqueur, the Museum of… Continue reading

Deconstructing El Silencio Mezcal

  Spirits Week continues with El Silencio Mezcal. I recently attended an Agave Society tasting at Las Perlas bar. Currently there are two expressions of El Silencio on the market. These are the… Continue reading