In my latest Time Out column, here are my top five dishes of the month — article here: Beef fat waffles at Nightbird Arctic char in persimmon curry at DOSA on Fillmore Roasted carrots at The Brass Rabbit, Healdsburg Hot dog at Charmaine’s at the Proper Hotel Smoked brisket tots at The Den at Wes Burger ‘N’More Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, here are my top three new openings of the month — article here: East-meets-West, under-the-radar fine dining at Ambience Coffee geek haven at Red Berry Coffee Bar German bakery queen: Esther’s German Bakery Japanese gem for curry, donburi (oyakodon), udon, tempura and saké: Sumika Sleek wine/beer/low proof cocktail respite, Honcho Paris meets the Peninsula: hotel… Read more →
Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): The Concorde at Matrix, San Francisco Hide, Dallas Rosaliné, Los Angeles Proof, Charleston Solbar, Calistoga (Napa) aRoqa, New York City Underbelly, Houston Villon at Proper Hotel, San Francisco… Read more →
— Top 3 Restaurant Openings of the Month: One of the best new fine dining restaurants in the country. A cocktail and live fire-driven restaurant. And a comforting Italian restaurant where you can bring a group of friends.
— Top 5 Dishes of the Month: From upscale Indian curry with lobster to truffle-laden chicken, five top dishes to usher in winter.
— 5 Hidden SF Bars: Relaxed respites from the holiday madness (with great drinks).
— Welcomed by the Willamette Valley: Exploring food, hotels, breweries, mead and cider producers around Oregon’s premier Wine Country. Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, here are my top three new openings of the month — article here: Modern Chinese/fine dining breakout unlike anything in the country: Eight Tables Live-fire cooking, culinary and cocktail surprises at Gibson Housemade pastas and Italian comfort at Berkeley’s Donato & Co. Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover the top five hidden bars that make an ideal respite from holiday madness — article here: Benjamin Cooper The Den at Wes Burger ‘N’ More Holy Mountain at Hawker Fare Linden Room at Nightbird The Hidden Vine — wine bar Read more →
Published in the November print issue of both Oakland and Alameda Magazines, my feature on highlights around Willamette Valley beyond wineries, including breweries and distilleries, food and dining, mead and cider producers, as well as a resort hotel — article here. Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover the top three new restaurants openings of the month — article here: Plaj’s roasted chicken in Burgundy truffles and fried egg Stones Throw’s 72-hour braised beef shortrib Hakkasan’s roasted silver cod in Champagne honey sauce Thistle Meats’ Käsekrainer sausages Campton Place’s Maine lobster in coastal curry sauce Read more →
— Top 3 Restaurant Openings of the Month: Try hip Korean, sleek Austrian and New American hotel dining with elevated cocktails.
— 11 Top National Cocktails Of the Month: 11 creative cocktails around the country and where to drink them.
— Top 5 Bay Area Portuguese Restaurants: From San Jose to Healdsburg (Sonoma County), the 5 best places to get “real deal” Portuguese food in the Bay Area.
— An Out-of-the-Way Portland Bar Where Everything Pre-Dates 1930 Read more →
Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): The Flamingo House, Sacramento Library of Distilled Spirits, New York City The Faculty Lounge, Charleston PCH (Pacific Cocktail Haven), San Francisco Downstairs at the Esquire, San Antonio La… Read more →