In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 5 top dishes of the month — article here: Funky Monkey banana bread at Fiorella Alba Ray’s shrimp remoulade toast Dum Indian Soul Food’s tandoori fried chicken Frozen lemon souffle at Sutro’s at the Cliff House Kimchi burger at Gott’s Roadside Read more →
Published on September 29, 2017, at Liquor.com, here I share about not only one of my city’s great bartenders, Danny Louie, but one of the best in the country. At Bon Appetit’s # 3 restaurant in the country this year, Mister Jiu’s, I cover creative things he is doing with Asian ingredients in cocktails, his tribute to San Francisco’s historic… Read more →
— 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 →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 3 notable newcomers of the month — all of them qualifying as affordable, fast casual eating — article here: Roast beef sandwiches at Top Round Roast Beef Chicago transplant’s creative tacos at Chisme Cantina Indian food in Outer Mission at Tilak Read more →
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 →
In the Fall 2017 issue of Distiller Magazine on NYC, here are links to my three articles and photos, a 14-page print spread: My article on 10 of Manhattan’s best bars My interview with Joseph (Joe) Myer of Myer Farm Distilling in NY My interview with bar manager Naren Young of Dante, among my top NYC bars Years worth of… Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, published October 3, 2017, I talk about about my great finds, new and old, in Sacramento here. Read more →
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 →
— 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 →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 5 worthwhile places, newcomers, drinks, events and dishes here: Neighborhood Newcomer: Moroccan in the Mission at Khamsa Required Eating: Crudo, seafood & beers at Bar Crudo Dish of the Week: Namu Stonepot’s okonomiyaki Breakfast on-the-Go: Bandit Drink of the Week: Southpaw Daiquiri at Ramen Shop in Oakland Read more →