Hollywood: Magic, Asian Eats and Cocktails at Black Rabbit Rose

  I checked out Black Rabbit Rose, the Houston brothers’ latest spot in Hollywood a couple of weeks ago. It opened about a month and half ago, taking over the old Butchers and… Continue reading

Culver City: Bacoshop is Now Open

    Bacoshop opened about two weeks ago in Culver City. Long time readers of The Minty know how much I love Chef Josef Centeno spots. I’ve followed the baco from Koreatown to… Continue reading

DTLA: Falafel and Lamb at Dune

  Dune DTLA opened a few weeks ago. It replaced Secret Chinese Delivery on the corner of Olympic and Broadway. This is the second location of the popular falafel shop in Atwater Village.… Continue reading

Koreatown: Checking Out the Food and Drinks at Terra Cotta

  Terra Cotta opened in Koreatown late last year. The restaurant and bar is next to the Wiltern. Opened by the successful group behind Kang Hodong Baekjeong and Quarters Korean BBQ, Terra Cotta… Continue reading

DTLA: Drinking the Menu at Birds & Bees

  Birds and Bees opened in Downtown Los Angeles about two months ago. The sexy hidden bar has a mid-century modern feel and you almost expect Mad Men types to be wandering about.… Continue reading

Cochon 555 Returns to Santa Monica This Sunday, March 12th

  I was so bummed out last year when I missed one of my favorite events, Cochon 555, since I was out of town. But I marked my calendar this year and Cochon… Continue reading

Silver Lake: All the Drinks at The Friend

  I recently checked out the new bar, The Friend, in Silver Lake. There are currently 9 drinks on the menu as well as a beer and shot combo called The Lover. I… Continue reading

Venice: DineLA Recap at Charcoal

        I’ve been meaning to check out Charcoal Venice for a little bit now. For those familiar with Michelin-starred Melisse, Charcoal offers an opportunity to have food from one of… Continue reading

DTLA: It’s Not a Joke, Welcome to Prank Bar!

  Prank Bar is now open in Downtown Los Angeles. Located in the South Park district of DTLA, its closest neighbors include Barcito, Broken Spanish and the nearby beer hall, Mikkeller. ┬áThis is… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Pastries and More at Midori Matcha

  Midori Matcha recently opened in Little Tokyo. Matcha is whole young green tea leaves that are stone ground. It is often used for ceremonial purposes and Midori Matcha does offer it traditionally… Continue reading