Tag Archive: los angeles

The Minty Adventures: Mid-City Stops including Marciano Art Foundation, Cafe Midi and Bluestone Lane Coffee

  A few weeks ago, I started a new series called The Minty Adventures. What’s it like to be a tourist in one’s own city? This time around, I checked out the Ai… Continue reading

The Minty’s Spirits Week: Bols Genever

  Faith and Flower has Jazz Wednesdays and there’s usually a spirits brand in the house. Recently Faith and Flower welcomed guest bartender Yukiko Watanabe from Japan who made drinks with Bols Genever.… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch Specials at Jin China Bistro

  Jin China Bistro opened last year but it took me months to go over there as I hadn’t entirely forgiven them for taking over the old Hotpot Galaxy space. I was at… Continue reading

The Minty’s Adventures: DTLA including The Broad Museum, Angels Flight, Grand Central Market

  This year I decided to make a dent in my “things I want to do in Los Angeles” list. First up is Angels Flight which I checked out after a visit to… Continue reading

DTLA: Lunch at Shekarchi’s New Location

  One of my go-to staples for lunch in Downtown Los Angeles are all the Persian kabob shops around town. One of my favorites is Shekarchi. They recently moved to a new location… Continue reading

Historic Filipino Town: Dinner at Porridge and Puffs

  I was looking forward to checking out Chef Minh Phan’s Porridge & Puffs permanent space as soon as I heard it was open. Then a few weeks slipped by but I finally… Continue reading

Chinatown: Drinks at Songbird Cafe and Speakeasy Bar

  After dinner at Pho Broadway, we walked over to the new Songbird speakeasy. By day it doubles as a coffee shop. They’ve been open for about three months. The original concept was… Continue reading

Chinatown: Dinner at Pho Broadway

  I have a very casual goal of trying every restaurant in Los Angeles’ Chinatown. One of the spots I’ve seen for years but never tried is Pho Broadway. Conveniently it’s right next… Continue reading

Highland Park: Drinks at Gold Line Bar

    I tried to go to Gold Line Bar back in December before the holidays but it was so busy and packed that we walked away. I attempted it again after dinner… Continue reading

Highland Park: Spanish Food and Drinks at Otono

  I’ve been eagerly anticipating the opening of Otono since I heard about it at a sustainable tuna dinner last year. I enjoyed that meal as well as Chef Teresa Montano’s previous Spanish… Continue reading