May 15, 2017

This issue:

The Latest — Top Bay Area Openings: Talking Japanese beer and small plates and about an Irish pub and gathering place in Oakland. Here’s what standing out from the new openings of April.
Imbiber — 11 Top Tequila Cocktails Around the US Now
Wandering Traveler — West Maui: Hotels to coffee, shave ice to affordable food outside the resorts, here are 10 of my West Maui recommendations from my recent return. Read more →

Top SF Openings — April 2017

The notable restaurant openings of April were Hitachino Beer & Wagyu (soft opening in March, officially open in April), Mestiza Taqueria (at the end of March), Black Jet Baking Company and Kagawa-Ya Udon Noodle Co. in SF. Kagawa-Ya is fun, fast-casual Sanuki-style udon (from Japan’s Kagawa Prefecture, an area known for having hundreds of udon houses with a distinctive square shape… Read more →

11 Top Tequila Cocktails Around the US Now

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, I also am talking tequila this May. Here are 11 bars around North America (click on each for the featured cocktail) making standout tequila cocktails now: Tradition, San Francisco Saint Leo, Oxford, MS Espita Mezcaleria, Washington D.C. The Larchmont, Los Angeles The Dorsey at The Venetian, Las… Read more →

May 1, 2017

This issue:

— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Napa to SF, here is what’s standing out at bars nationwide now.
— Memphis Love: Don’t worry, I talk BBQ. But I also have a few other key favorites to share with you in this special Southern city alive with music and ‘que.
— Hotel of the Month: One of the most restorative, restful towns, settings and resorts in the world is found on the remote side of Maui.
— Where to Eat in Hana, Maui: On this removed side of Maui, it’s mostly about food trucks — but also a chocolate plantation and an organic farm growing fruits you’ve never heard of. Read more →

11 May Cocktails Around the US Now

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 (click on each for the featured cocktail): Sepia, Chicago Pabu, San Francisco The Up & Up, New York City Pizzeria Gusto, Oklahoma City Hawksworth, Vancouver Bluestem, Kansas City Ten Ten, Baltimore Harvest Table, St. Helena… Read more →

April 15, 2017

This issue:

— Top 3 New Restaurants of the Month: Maybe the most exciting and ambitious Chinese restaurant/bar/market concept… ever. A cocktail bar with killer food. Affordable Cuban food.
— Why Oxford, Mississippi, Is a Food & Literature Lovers’ Town
— Top 5 Whiskies from Whiskies of the World 2017: Another year of hundreds of whiskies from around the globe on a sternwheeler in the Bay, with standouts from India to Scotland, US to Japan.
— Hotel of the Month: Four Seasons Silicon Valley looks like a corporate office building, but here’s why it’s special, from a new cafe and remodel to impeccable pastas and s’mores by the pool. Read more →