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Little Tokyo: Lunch at ZenCu Sushi & Grill

Longtime readers of The Minty might wonder what’s my favorite cuisine. While it’s not Japanese, I do eat a lot of Japanese food. I love going to Little Tokyo and eating at a new spot. 231 more words


Highland Park: Sandwiches at Tinfoil Liquor & Grocery

I recently completed a multi-stop bang bang (food crawl) in Highland Park. One of the stops included Tinfoil which was initially billed as a sandwich “speakeasy” when it first opened complete with a secret password. 266 more words


Highland Park: Triple Beam Pizza

I recently did a food crawl in Highland Park or as the kids said 5 years ago, a “bang bang.” Years ago when I did a food crawl every month, the rules were fairly clear- don’t fill up at any one spot and try to eat at as many spots as possible. 312 more words


Highland Park: Taiwanese Dinner at Joy on York

I love how North East Los Angeles (NELA) is seeing an influx of Asian food including Taiwanese food. I recently checked out Joy on York Boulevard in Highland Park. 578 more words


The Minty's Amaro Handbook: Aperitivo

I’m really excited to write about amaro. It’s been an interesting few months of research and now I’m ready to share my love.┬áTo kick off The Minty’s Amaro Handbook, I’m starting with the Aperitivo category. 952 more words

Foodie Alert

DTLA: Dinner at Chinchikurin Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

I love when new places pop up in Little Tokyo. Recently I noticed huge lines around Chinchikurin, a new okonomiyaki spot.

I first had okonomiyaki more than 25 years ago. 315 more words


SGV: Eat the Menu at Panasia Sweet & Savory Alhambra

I checked out Panasia in Alhambra recently. It just opened a few weeks ago and already has quite the buzz. With friends, we conquered the menu and ate every dish on the short one-page list. 474 more words