Tag Archive: booze

DTLA: Library Bar Celebrates 8 Years with New Cocktails

  Library Bar in Downtown Los Angeles is now 8 years old! I remember when it first opened in the Financial District and we’d go down for happy hour. Sometimes we get lost… Continue reading

DTLA: Pistachio Grilled Cheese at Bar Mitzvah

Classified as a “sports bar,” Bar Mitzvah does have vintage sports uniforms, equipment and memorabilia on the walls but I would hardly call it a sports bar. The entrance is off 5th Street… Continue reading

PigOut 3.0 Hits Costa Mesa Sunday, August 24

  PigOut returns to Orange County on Sunday, August 24. The pork-centric food fest features an incredible piggy this year- a pig that’s been fed the spent Templeton rye whiskey mash. It’s one… Continue reading

Pasadena: Cocktails and Burgers at La Grande Orange

I recently went to La Grande Orange for a friend’s birthday. I hadn’t been in years but she loves their kale salad. We ate in the bar so I had a chance to… Continue reading

Seattle: Drinking at Vessel

  Editor’s note: A day after I posted this article, Vessel announced they were closing permanently. Best of luck to them. I hope all that booze finds itself to Vessel 3.0. — On… Continue reading

Highlights from the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Show

  Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America took place April 28 through 30 in Orlando this year. The trade show showcases new products seeking distributorship, bartending competitions, seminars and parties. I was invited… Continue reading

Updated Christmas Sangria Recipe for National Sangria Day

A few years ago when I first started the Minty, I posted my Christmas (XXXmas) Sangria recipe. I’ve tweak it every year though it’s basically the same. This year, was probably the biggest… Continue reading

Buckle Up, Sweetheart! It’s Tales of the Cocktail: A Short Memoir

When Neyah White tells you to buckle up, it’s TALES OF THE COCKTAIL, you listen. For the last several years, I wanted to go to the popular cocktail week in New Orleans and… Continue reading

Double the Fun – Cinco de Derby

  May 5 is going to be so much fun with both Cinco de Mayo and Derby events around town. Here are some restaurants and bars doing specials in LA: Blue Cow –… Continue reading

2012 Nightclub & Bar Convention Recap

  Last month, over 30,000 attendees descended upon the Nightclub and Bar convention in Las Vegas. The last time I had been to the convention center in Vegas, it was for CHA- the… Continue reading