Tag Archive: drinks

DTLA: Lunch at Le Ka

I checked out Le Ka for lunch during the last dineLA run and then went back for cocktails a couple nights later.   For my first of three courses, I opted for the… Continue reading

Chicago: Cocktails & Ramen at the Aviary

We were a bit apprehensive about getting into The Aviary without reservations. Turns out our fears were unjustified. We were seated in the lounge right away on a Friday night. We knew we… Continue reading

Chicago: Bar Hopping in the Ukrainian Village

Before we started our Chicago bar crawl in the Ukrainian Village, we had dinner at Phil’s Last Stand. We had been eating fairly high end on our trip and I was ready for… 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

SF: Checking out Betelnut

When I was last in San Francisco, I wanted to do a little get together with everyone there and Tracy from Dishcrawl suggested Betelnut. I was looking for something casual, fun and with… Continue reading

Oakland: Dinner at Camino

On my last trip to SF, I decided to fly into Oakland and check out the scene there. After having drinks at Boot & Shoe Service, we headed to Camino for dinner. I… Continue reading

Mid-Wilshire Get-Away for Museums LA: LACMA, CAFAM & Hotel Wilshire

  Beginning today, you can book a hotel through Discover Los Angeles and save a bunch. A bunch you say? Yes, like $450! You get to explore LA’s world class museums. A great… Continue reading

DTLA: The Parish is Now Open

I had been anticipating the opening of the Parish for months. I would drive by it almost every day and checked the progress. And then one day it opened. I was out of… 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

Guest Bartender Series at Nick + Stef’s

I bartended at Nick + Stef’s a couple of weeks ago. It was the first time I had professionally bartended. Yes, I’ve been the bartender at many house parties and no holiday party… Continue reading