Weekend Escape: Eating and Drinking in Los Altos

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 →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — December Edition

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 →

December 1, 2017

This Issue:

— 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 →

Top 5 Dishes of the Month: Cozy, Comfort Food When the Weather turns Chilly

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 →

November 15, 2017

This issue:
— 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 →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — November Edition

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 →