October 15, 2017

This issue:
— Top SF Restaurant Openings of the Month: All three are “cheap eats”: roast beef sandwiches that taste like a glorified Arby’s, a new Indian neighborhood spot and a Chicago-inspired taqueria.
— Where to Eat & Drink in Sacramento Now: I catch up in SacTown, our state’s capitol city.
— 11 Top Scotch Cocktails Around the US: 11 creative Scotch cocktails I’ve handpicked.
— Top 10 Manhattan Bars: Plus my interviews with distiller Joe Myer of Myer Farm Distilling in NY’s Finger Lakes region and Naren Young of both Dante bars.
— A Tribute to Italy, The Feminine & Fellini: A special new Chicago bar with an all-Italian drink list. Read more →

11 Top Scotch Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Scotch month at Liquor.com (a favorite subject of mine) and here are 11 of my top Scotch cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Cold Drinks at China Live, San Francisco The Dewberry, Charleston Crimson & Rye, NYC Valkyrie, Tulsa Multnomah Whiskey Library, Portland, OR PCH (Pacific Cocktail Haven), San Francisco… Read more →

A Tribute to Italy, The Feminine & Fellini in Chicago — One of My New Favorites

Published on September 29, 2017, at Liquor.com, this article shares the fascinating details of how to commit to a theme in a new Chicago bar — Otto Mezzo — that serves mostly only Italian spirits, all Italian wines and beers and is a seductive, beautiful “escape.” Article and photos here. **Sadly, not long after this was published, the bar unexpectedly… Read more →

October 1, 2017

This issue:
— 5 Top Bay Area Places to Eat & Drink Now: From a new neighborhood Moroccan spot to killer okonomiyaki… top tastes and drinks now.
— Top SF Restaurant Openings August: A Moroccan neighborhood gem and a tiny breakfast sandwich and burger newcomer.
— 11 Top Cocktails Around the US—October: From SF to Charleston, the places & drinks standing out now.
— Three New Napa Restaurants: Two new St. Helena restaurants and one Calistoga neighbor with a new chef from Rome, all worth visiting on your next visit to Napa Valley. Read more →