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, 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 →

November 1, 2017

This issue:
— Three Restaurants With New Chefs, New Menus, New Focus: From SF to Marin, three restaurants reinventing themselves and worth revisiting now.
— The Latest Print Issue of Time Out: The state of Bay Area craft beer in my cover story, my latest new restaurant and bar reviews, chef and wine shop owner interviews and more.
— 5 Top Dishes of the Month: Includes dessert, Indian, burgers and New Orleans’ cuisine.
— Behind Danny Louie’s Inspired Cocktail Menu at Mister Jiu’s Read more →

Time Out Magazine: October 2017

Our second print edition of Time Out Magazine San Francisco is here. The Eating and Drinking sections are written by yours truly. More Time Out SF online here. You can pick copies up around Bay Area — distribution map is here. Digital editions are here.   _______________________________________________________________ Here are links to each article and a peek below at the October… Read more →

Three Restaurants With New Chefs, New Menus, New Focus

In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 3 new restaurants reinventing themselves with menus from new chefs — article here: At Alembic, chef Rachel Aronow is behind one of my new favorite menus in town, crafting well-beyond-the-average house charcuterie and gutsy vegetarian dishes, like her memorable fennel dish, s poached in dry vermouth, partnered with caraway confit, citrus, Marcona… Read more →