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Hong Kong: Dim Sum in Wan Chai, Asia Contemporary Art Fair and Tacos at 11 Westside

  One day I hopped on the MTR (subway) and got off in Wan Chai. Like the previous day, I was too early for a lot of restaurants so I walked around. Right… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Hotel Bar Crawl Featuring Lobster Bar, Artesian at the Langham and Room 309

  By sheer luck, I found the Lobster Bar as it was next door to the Conrad where I was checking out the Asia Contemporary Art Fair. It was a Friday night around… Continue reading

Hollywood: Croft Alley at The Standard Hotel

  I checked out a popup within a popup, Croft Alley at the Standard hotel. Croft Alley took up the restaurant residency at the Standard after Ari Taymor took his popular Alma popup… Continue reading

DTLA: Here and Now Bar is Now Open

  Here and Now is now open. It takes over the old Westbound space at One Santa Fe in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. Va’LA Hospitality will now operate the bar… Continue reading

DTLA: Introducing New Executive Chef Phillip Martin at Cafe Pinot

  Cafe Pinot has appointed a new Executive Chef, Phillip Martin, to run the kitchen. It’s been a little bit since I was last there so I checked it out one early evening… Continue reading

Culver City: Checking Out the Sake and Japanese Food at Harajuku Taproom

  I came across Harajuku Taproom a few months ago but finally had a chance to visit recently. I got a sake sampler. I had the house select my three as I’m always… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Smooth Ambler and Old Scout

    Sadly, this The Minty’s Whiskey Week is now drawing to a close. But never fear, there will be other Spirits Weeks on the Minty and perhaps another week dedicated to my… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Kaiyo Japanese Whisky

    How can it be The Minty’s Whiskey Week without including one Japanese whisky? I recently tried Kaiyo, a Japanese whisky aged in mizunara oak. I learned the whisky is sourced from… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Benromach, Douglas Laing & Co Remarkable Regional Malts and Gordon & MacPhail

  The Minty’s Whiskey Week continues with Benromach, Douglas Laing and Co‘s Remarkable Malts and Gordon and MacPhail Scotch whiskys. I tasted these with the Southern California Whiskey Club. This event also supported… Continue reading

The Minty’s Whiskey Week: Recap of the Westward Pig Dinner

  Westward Whiskey had a pig dinner at Winsome recently. The Wingham Farms pig had been fed 4-5 weeks on spent mash, the grain that was used to make Westward whiskey. Wingham Farms… Continue reading