Tag Archive: cocktails

Battle Manhattan: Mandrake VS Verdugo Bar

One of my favorite bars is the Mandrake in Culver City. It’s on La Cienenga, in between Venice and Washington. There’s a tiny sign that says “bar.” Otherwise there’s no other signage and… Continue reading

Happy Hour: Trader Vic’s

Although I find myself reaching for mostly whiskey drinks these days, I’m not adverse to rum. I like a good tiki drink as much as anyone. And mai tais are a fave. I’ve… Continue reading

Brunching in Silver Lake: Malo

Okay, picture this- brunch. Now imagine, Mexican food. Now think back to brunch. Are you thinking heavy and greasy? Well, then you’re not thinking of Malo. I was surprised how lovely and light… Continue reading

The People’s Cocktail Competion at Drago Centro

Judgment arrived for the four finalists of the Drago Centro cocktail contest called the People’s Cocktail. The winning cocktail would included on the new summer menu. Four weeks. Four finalists. Four judges. I… Continue reading

People’s Cocktail Contest at Drago Centro: The Judgement

After weeks of cocktailin’, Judgement Day is almost here! Please join me this Wednesday, June 30 at Drago Centro for a special event to try the new Summer cocktails. Normally priced at $12… Continue reading

Hot Bartender Crawl in SaMo- lineup

Hello ladies! It’s time for another Hot Bartender Crawl! A crawl brought to you by the Minty just for the ladies! It’s a bachelorette party without the bride and you’re invited! Come out… Continue reading

Going Solo: Drago Centro

I’ve never eaten alone at a sit-down restaurant by myself. Although I don’t know why it was important to do so, I did it. It’s been suggested going to a sushi bar is… Continue reading

Caipirinha Battle

Summer’s almost here and I find myself reaching for those lighter summery drinks. And so while I enjoy mojitos and mint juleps, I really like caiprinhas (even if half the time I feel… Continue reading

Mix & Match: Random Minty

Last week was a bit of a mish mash of activities. After ramen on Monday, we checked out Aux Delicies for dessert. I’ve seen this shop on Colorado in Old Town for years… Continue reading

Tar Pit: It didn’t burn down

A couple of weeks ago, there was a very real fear among LA foodies. Tar Pit was burning down! Oh wait, it didn’t. Unfortunately, it was a pizza place across the street that… Continue reading