Tag Archive: travel

California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7

    Tickets are now on sale for the California Rum Festival in San Francisco on September 7. There are three tiers for tickets for the Grand Tasting with more than 40 brands… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Brunch at Khao Kaeng by Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar

On my last day in Santa Barbara, we headed to the new Khao Kaeng by Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar. It’s on the main drag in Montecito but downstairs so you may not… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Drinks at Lab Social

While in Santa Barbara, I checked out Lab Social, the cocktail bar inside of Caje Coffee. I had found it searching for new bars and it was so brand new, my Santa Barbara… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Prime Rib at Tee-Off

  One night in Santa Barbara, we went to Tee-Off, this old school steakhouse and lounge. I imagine many TV writers have a place like Tee-Off in mind when they write those pivotal… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Brunch at Bibi Ji

  I was lucky enough to be in Santa Barbara for Bibi Ji‘s inaugural brunch. The popular Indian restaurant just started brunch service last month and I got to try lamb curry chilaquiles… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Chinese Hot Pot Joy at Lao Ma Tou

  I had a cold while I was in Santa Barbara so I felt a comforting and spicy meal would be the way to go. I chose Lao Ma Tou out of a… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: Shaker Mill & Cubaneo = A Winning Combination

  Over Memorial Day weekend, I headed up to Santa Barbara and it was a non-stop adventure. Here’s one for your playbook- get over to Shaker Mill for tropical drinks but the bonus… 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

Hong Kong: My Michelin Marathon Day

  On one of my last couple of days in Hong Kong, I headed over to PMQ in Central to check out all the artist studios. PMQ were the former quarters for married police… Continue reading

Hong Kong: Bar Crawl to Dr. Fern’s, COA, Honi Honi Tiki Bar and Bar De Luxe

  After I popped into PDT, I made my way downstairs to Dr. Fern’s, a gin bar at the Landmark hotel. I had spotted it earlier in the day when I left the… Continue reading