Tag Archive: amaro

All the Fun Stuff at Bar Keeper

Bar Keeper moved locations and I finally made it to the new store. And it’s beautiful! It’s so spacious and well organized. You can find all your home bar needs there.   I… Continue reading

Chinatown: Drinks at Songbird Cafe and Speakeasy Bar

  After dinner at Pho Broadway, we walked over to the new Songbird speakeasy. By day it doubles as a coffee shop. They’ve been open for about three months. The original concept was… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Alpine

  I’m back with another installment of The Minty’s Amaro Handbook! Today we’re traveling to the region between Italy and France. Switzerland is also nearby.  And as we travel along the northern border,… Continue reading

The Minty’s Blog Anniversary and Repeal Day Party on December 5

    The Minty blog turned 9 this year. Nine! To celebrate, I’m throwing a party on Wednesday, December 5 at Peking Tavern. December 5 also happens to be Repeal Day so it’s… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Fernet

  I’m starting a new Spirits Week on The Minty with another post for my Amaro Handbook. Italians have been producing amaro, liqueurs that were originally intended as medicine, for centuries. As previously… Continue reading

Chicago: Redemption at Eataly with Oysters

    Last year I attempted to have breakfast at Eataly in Chicago. I left in a huff because they had sold out of breakfast and refused to start lunch service early. This… Continue reading

The Minty’s Amaro Handbook: Aperitivo

I’m really excited to write about amaro. It’s been an interesting few months of research and now I’m ready to share my love. To kick off The Minty’s Amaro Handbook, I’m starting with the… Continue reading

DTLA: Greenbar Distillery, LA’s First Distillery After Prohibition

  I’ve been to Greenbar Distillery a number of times through the years. It’s always fun to visit LA’s first distillery after Prohibition. They first set up shop in Monrovia and then moved… Continue reading

Hollywood: Amaro Montenegro Competition at Sassafras on Tuesday, June 9

  Amaro Montenegro (affectionately known as Amaro Monte) is sponsoring a competition at Sassafras Saloon on Tuesday, June 9. Twelve bartenders are competing to win a trip to New Orleans for Tales of the… Continue reading

Chinatown: New Menu Launching at General Lee’s Soon

General Lee’s under the leadership of new bar manager, Chris Day, will be launching a new cocktail menu in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of Thunder which… Continue reading