Tag Archive: downtown los angeles

Little Tokyo: Lunch at ZenCu Sushi & Grill

  Longtime readers of The Minty might wonder what’s my favorite cuisine. While it’s not Japanese, I do eat a lot of Japanese food. I love going to Little Tokyo and eating at… Continue reading

DTLA: Hotel Figueroa Opens Rick’s Pool Bar

  The latest bar to open at Hotel Figueroa is Rick’s. It’s named after Rick’s Place from the movie Casablanca. It’s by the pool on the other side of the Veranda bar. Currently… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Checking out the New Sake Dojo DTLA

    Sake Dojo in Little Tokyo just opened in Downtown Los Angeles last week. I’d been anticipating its opening for a few months since I heard about it. Sake Dojo is a… Continue reading

DTLA: Full Service Lunch at Orsa and Winston

  When Orsa and Winston opened for lunch years ago, it was a bit odd to order at the “counter” which was more of the chef’s table overlooking the kitchen and then find… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Chinchikurin Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

  I love when new places pop up in Little Tokyo. Recently I noticed huge lines around Chinchikurin, a new okonomiyaki spot. I first had okonomiyaki more than 25 years ago. It’s a… Continue reading

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Shibumi

  Is it Japanese food week again on the Minty? Not quite but today I’m going to talk about my recent experience at Shibumi. There are three tasting menu (omakase) options; $65, $90… Continue reading

In Rum VS Whiskey: Foursquare and The Real McCoy Rums are Winners

After my last Spirits Week on The Minty, I had many requests to talk about rum. So for the first post of the latest Spirits Week, I bring you RUM. Recently 213 Hospitality… Continue reading

DTLA: Veranda Bar at Hotel Figueroa is Now Open

  The Veranda Bar is now open at Hotel Figueroa. Some of the menu items were similar to the hotel restaurant, Breva, but just a little bit more casual. It’ll be a great… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Lunch at My Ramen Bar

  It’s the last day of Japanese food week on The Minty! I was on my way to get udon when I decided to pop into My Ramen Bar instead. I could already… Continue reading

The Minty’s Tequila Tuesday Spotlight: Siete Leguas

  About ten years ago, a bartender told me his favorite tequila was Siete Leguas. I’ve kept an eye out for this tequila ever since. Recently there was an event featuring Siete Leguas… Continue reading