Tag Archive: los angeles

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

DTLA: Nightshade in the Arts District

  I first heard about Nightshade sometime mid year last year. I started seeing beautifully plated dishes and kept track of its opening. It is officially open in the Arts District in Downtown… Continue reading

DTLA: Happy Hour at Preux and Proper

  It’s been about a year since I’ve gone to Preux and Proper. I checked it out recently for happy hour and was intrigued by the offerings. I had the Beets by K… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2018 Meals

  Here are some of the best meals I had in 2018! I’ve divided them up by high end, casual and travel eats. There is no particular ranking within the individual categories. It’s… Continue reading

DTLA: Dinner at Simone and Exploring the Single Malts From Bacardi

  I have now been to Simone a few times. Most recently I attended a Women Who Whiskey event at the Duello Bar, the bar inside Simone. The presentation from Bacardi’s Global Single… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Beautiful Meal with Cocktails at Crustacean

The first time I heard about Crustacean I was 18. One of my college roommates went with her boyfriend for Valentine’s day. I forever associated it with special occasions from that point forward.… Continue reading

Mid-City: The Shelby Now Open on West Third

  I checked out The Shelby when it was in soft open last week.┬áThe restaurant and bar takes over the old Sushi Roku space on West 3rd, not far from the Beverly Center… Continue reading