Tag Archive: downtown los angeles

DTLA: Checking Out Yuko’s Soup Bar

The concept at Yuko’s Soup Bar is very straightforward. They serve soup. But not just soup as you can also order salad or rice to go with your warm comforting bowl. Yuko has… Continue reading

DTLA: The NoMad Hotel Is Now Open

  The NoMad Hotel in Los Angeles is now officially open. I checked it out a couple of weeks ago during a friends and family preview. We shared some drinks and food and… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at Blacksmiths

  I recently checked out happy hour at Blacksmiths¬†which had taken over the old The Must space. I had attended a fundraiser for California wildfire victims at Blacksmiths a few weeks ago and… Continue reading

DTLA: Cuban Sandwiches at Don Francisco’s Coffee

I checked out Don Francisco’s Coffee one day for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s located at the Spring Arcade Building. Uli Gelateria,¬†Kai Japanese Roots and Guisados are also in the same building.… Continue reading

DTLA: Steak at 1810 Argentinean

  UPDATE: 1/29/18 Restaurant is now closed. There is a sign on the window that said Lala’s Argentine Grill coming soon. … Looking back on my year of lunches in Downtown Los Angeles… Continue reading

DTLA: Secret Menu Items at The Exchange, Freehand Hotel

Although I’ve been to the Exchange restaurant plenty of times for lunch, it was a treat to check it out for dinner. The menu is much more extensive and showcases the Chinese-Israeli fusion… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Testa

  I checked out Testa late last year. I had been walking by for months watching the build out. Recently Chef Sydney Hunter III has taken over the kitchen. And beverage consultant Devon… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2017 Meals

  In 2017, I had a lot of wonderful meals. Some so memorable, I want to build a time machine to go back to that meal. Here’s a list of my faves this… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at The Hon Shabu Shabu

    I checked out The Hon Shabu Shabu this week for lunch. I have walked by it numerous times on my way to Grand Central Market but this particular chilly day, I… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at the Exchange, Freehand Hotel

  One of my favorite restaurants this year was The Exchange Restaurant at the Freehand Hotel. I’ve been several times for both lunch and dinner. Here are some recent favorites including the chicken… Continue reading