Tag Archive: travel

Costa Mesa: Tapas and Drinks at Vaca

  Vaca in Costa Mesa opened at the end of 2015 and though I managed to make it in for drinks last year, I didn’t have a chance to eat there until just… Continue reading

Philly: Checking Out The Franklin Bar and More

  When we got to Philly, we had dinner at Vernick and then went over to The Franklin Bar for after dinner drinks. We were met by a door guy who asked if we… Continue reading

Philly: All the Good Stuff at Vernick

When we were heading out to Philadelphia, everyone told us we had to check out Vernick. It turned out it was a 5 minute walk from our hotel and I was able to… Continue reading

Philly: Slurpin’ Noodles at Pho Nhan

  I recently did a weekender in Philadelphia. One morning we woke and craved soup noodles. We did a quick search for pho and found Pho Nhan not too far away from our… Continue reading

The Minty’s Best 2016 Meals

  In 2016, I wrote over 150 posts. With so many meals, it’s hard to pick my top 5 or even 10. So this list is just a list of many, many favorite… Continue reading

Solvang: Dinner at Root 246

  I was in Solvang for a day trip and we had hit up some of the wine rooms in the deliberately quaint town. I was perhaps a little over the kitsch when… Continue reading

Buellton: Dinner at Industrial Eats

  On the way back from our day trip in Santa Barbara, we stopped at Industrial Eats in Buellton. It’s obviously a locals favorite but we managed to find one of the last… Continue reading

Santa Barbara: DIY Lunch with On the Alley and the Santa Barbara Fish Market

  We arrived at the Santa Barbara Fish Market starving. A friend went to get us sea urchin and oysters while another grabbed an outdoors table and I went  a couple doors over… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Dinner and Cocktails at Searsucker

  On the first night I was in Las Vegas for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention, we checked out Searsucker at Caesar’s Palace. We started off with a round of drinks.… Continue reading

Las Vegas: Dinner at Izakaya Go

  On my last trip to Las Vegas, I had a vague list of places to check out. So while I was in Chinatown (aka Pan-Asian Town as my friends and I are… Continue reading