Mid-City: Almost All the Drinks at Brandon’s Inside of 6th & La Brea

  I recently checked out Brandon’s, the speakeasy inside of 6th & La Brea brewery. I knew it was my kind of place when I saw there were three different amari flights. Yes,… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch and Charcoal Coffee at Loit Cafe

  Apparently Loit Cafe has been opened for a couple of years now but I didn’t notice until recently it was open to the public. I always thought it was some sort of… Continue reading

Studio City: Brunch and Cocktails at Gray Tavern

  Studio City has a new brunch king! I checked out Gray Tavern recently for breakfast-lunch otherwise known as brunch. And it’s definitely brunch because there were drinks involved. I’ve been super into… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Dinner and Drinks at Blackship

  I had Blackship on my list to check out since I first heard about its opening a few months ago. I started with the Commodore Perry while my friend had a rye… Continue reading

Venice: Yours Truly Restaurant from Chef Vartan Abgaryan is Now Open

  Chef Vartan Abgaryan has opened Yours Truly on Abbott Kinney in the old Salt Air space. Yours Truly is serving just wine and beer for now but I love a good low… Continue reading

DTLA: Southern Lunch at Shaquille’s

Shaquille’s is now open at LA Live. The Southern food restaurant is named after Shaquille O’Neal, a former basketball player who played for the Los Angeles Lakers as well as other teams. I… Continue reading

The Minty Adventures: Mid-City Stops including Marciano Art Foundation, Cafe Midi and Bluestone Lane Coffee

  A few weeks ago, I started a new series called The Minty Adventures. What’s it like to be a tourist in one’s own city? This time around, I checked out the Ai… Continue reading

DTLA: New Drinks at Bar Franca

  Bar Franca has launched a new menu just in time for Spring! A vibrantly green drink, the First Flush would be my first pick of the night. With trendy matcha but also… Continue reading

Westwood: Late Night Pastrami at Lenny’s Deli

  Years and years ago, I used to go to a Jewish deli called Junior’s. It closed and re-opened as Lenny’s Deli. When I visited a few weeks ago, I remembered all the… Continue reading

Echo Park: All the Mezcal at Bar Calo

  After dinner at the PhoLAOsouphy popup*, my friends and I went to Bar Calo for a nightcap.   It so happened to be National Margarita Day so one of my friends had… Continue reading