Madison: A Bar Crawl Through the Capital

  I find one of the best ways to get to know a city and its neighborhoods is to explore the bars. We had a bar crawl around Madison, the capital of Wisconsin.… Continue reading

Madison: Checking Out Wisconsin Brewing Company

  I had jam packed schedule when I was in Madison for the weekend recently. And one of the activities included a brewery tour at Wisconsin Brewing Company. We tried 12 of their… Continue reading

SGV: Dumplings and More at Zui Xiang Yuan

  I started out my Chinese Food Week with highlighting the classic beef roll at 101 Noodle Express. It was part of our mini food crawl. Afterward, we went across the street to… Continue reading

Mid-City: Late Night Chinese at California Wok

  As part of Chinese Food Week on The Minty, I’m also exploring late night eats. It reminds me of when we’d go to pick up someone from the airport late at night… Continue reading

SGV: Dim Sum at Five Star Seafood

  How can I have a Chinese Food Week on The Minty without a dim sum spot? I grew up eating dim sum at least twice a week. As a child I was… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Nice Mix of Chinese and Chinese American Food at Fat Dragon

Chinese Food Week on The Minty Continues with Fat Dragon in Silver Lake. Fat Dragon is my ideal sort of Chinese restaurant. It has a mix of traditional Chinese dishes as well as the… Continue reading

L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade Returns to UCLA’s Royce Quad on Saturday, September 8

  LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade is one of my favorite food festivals of the year. This year it returns on Saturday, September 8 to Royce Quad at UCLA. Hosted by James Beard Foundation… Continue reading

SGV: That Beef Roll at 101 Noodle Express

  Back in May, I did a Japanese Food Week and now it’s time for Chinese Food Week here on The Minty. To start things off, I’m in the San Gabriel Valley revisiting… Continue reading

DTLA: Seafood at Rappahannock Oyster Bar

  Rappahannock opened for lunch several months ago at the Row and recently started serving dinner. One of my favorite chefs, Chef Nick Erven, heads up the low key seafood restaurant located just… Continue reading

DTLA: Redbird Launches The Plain Truth About The Best Seeds, A New Collection of 31 Cocktails

  Redbird just launched The Plain Truth About the Best Seeds, a new collection of 31 drinks from Bar Director Tobin Shea last week. We attended the launch party in the lovely Garden… Continue reading