Orange County: Lunch at Utopia European Caffe

  I was in Orange County last week and stopped into the new Utopia European Caffe in Tustin. It’s located at the District at Tustin Legacy, a large shopping mall anchored by Whole… Continue reading

Hollywood: Checking Out Chateau Hanare

  Recently we checked out Chateau Hanare fore dineLA. Hanare is built out of an bungalow at Chateau Marmont. However, it’s not considered to be part of the Chateau’s property and they have… Continue reading

Mid-City: Return to Republique

  I loved Republique when I first went when it opened six years ago. I’ve been terribly remiss in returning. I have always enjoyed Chef Walter Manzke’s food. I am a regular at… Continue reading

Historic Filipinotown: New Drinks at Genever LA

  After dinner at Porridge & Puffs, we went a couple blocks over to Genever for a nightcap. It’s the perfect one-two punch. It’s been a minute since I was at Genever and… Continue reading

Sherman Oaks: DineLA Dinner at Wood & Water Recap

  We checked out Wood and Water a few weeks ago for dineLA. My friends and I decided to also get the oysters with our set meals. I tend to like smaller oysters… Continue reading

Mid-City: Calling All Galentines, it’s Time to go to the Breakup Bar!

  Severance Wine Bar’s popup bar, Breakup Bar is now open until February 14. Gather your friends, galentines and possibly your exes because it’s time to check out Breakup Bar! There’s a huge… Continue reading

The Minty’s Adventures: DTLA including The Broad Museum, Angels Flight, Grand Central Market

  This year I decided to make a dent in my “things I want to do in Los Angeles” list. First up is Angels Flight which I checked out after a visit to… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Shekarchi’s New Location

  One of my go-to staples for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles are all the Persian kabob shops around town. One of my favorites is Shekarchi. They recently moved to a new location… Continue reading

DTLA: Yoonycat Toast Popup at Demitasse Recap

  Recently I checked out a toast popup at Demitasse. Chef Susan Yoon aka “Yoonycat” prepared three wonderful toasts. I can eat breakfast any time of the day. And when I first saw… Continue reading

Historic Filipino Town: Dinner at Porridge and Puffs

  I was looking forward to checking out Chef Minh Phan’s Porridge & Puffs permanent space as soon as I heard it was open. Then a few weeks slipped by but I finally… Continue reading