Encino: Blast to the Past at Versailles Cuban Restaurant

  A couple of weekends ago, I was having a very nostalgic weekend. I went to Versailles, a Cuban restaurant with multiple locations. The one I frequented the most is on Venice Boulevard… Continue reading

East SGV: Pork Chop Lunch at Kingchops

  I was looking for a lunch spot yesterday in east San Gabriel Valley and a friend recommended Kingchops in the City of Industry. It’s an offshoot of a popular chain in Taiwan… Continue reading

DTLA: Brunch at Manuela

  I checked out Manuela for brunch, er, lunch, the other day. It’s lunch when there’s no booze. But Manuela feels like a brunch spot even without the alcohol. It’s so pretty and… Continue reading

Hollywood: New Chef at Papilles

  Neighborhood darling Papilles has recently promoted Chef Jordan Rosas to run the kitchen. He takes over for Chef Tim Carey who’s over at Lost at Sea, another restaurant owned by Santos Uy.… Continue reading

DTLA: Checking Out the Whiskey Library at Miro

  I recently headed back to Miro for a closer look at the Whiskey Library. While the upstairs restaurant has a pretty bar, all the action is downstairs. There’s ample room at the… Continue reading

Chinatown: Goal for 2017 – Eat at Howlin’ Ray’s

  I have tried at least 5 times to eat at Howlin’ Ray’s. I’d like to report what I think of it but sadly, I haven’t had a proper meal there. So the… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2016 Meals

  In 2016, I wrote over 150 posts. With so many meals, it’s hard to pick my top 5 or even 10. So this list is just a list of many, many favorite… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner with a View at 71Above

  I’ve been dying to try 71Above ever since I heard they were opening and Chef Vartan Abgaryan was going to be the executive chef a couple years ago. I went for dinner… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Orsa and Winston

  Back in March, I did the tasting menu at Orsa and Winston. Chef Josef Centeno is one of my favorite chefs and I was looking forward to dinner at O&W. I go… Continue reading

Culver City: Italian Favorites at AR Cucina

    AR Cucina took the place of Sambar, Chef Akasha Richmond’s Indian inspired restaurant. ¬†She’s now turned her focus to Italian cuisine. I love that there’s an entire Negroni menu. You could… Continue reading