— 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 →
March (finally) brought the ambitious, long-anticipated China Live to Chinatown (which I wrote about numerous times from Food Republic to Zagat). The month also delivered another major beer restaurant: Hitachino Beer & Wagyu (in its soft opening mode so will be in consideration for top openings of April as it officially “opens”), and cocktail-centric restaurant, The Douglas Room. Other notable March… Read more →
With its idyllic town square and romantic, Southern architecture and small town welcome, Oxford, Mississippi, is a worthy road trip stop for food and literature lovers like myself. Offerings are few but vibrant, even if for those of us who care little about sports the town is too dominated by the University of Mississippi and Ole Miss Rebels games. Despite… Read more →
Another Whiskies of the World (WoW) on Hornblower’s San Francisco Belle, docked in the Bay on March 31 (last year and years prior here) — and another stunning Spring night smoking cigars on the rooftop deck and swaying to the Bay’s waves while sipping hundreds of whiskies. Although it is one of the big whisk(e)y events in the country (also… Read more →
Being a Four Seasons hotel, it’s already obvious why one might recommend Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley for that exceptional service and the luxury details common at Four Seasons properties around the globe. But why this particular property? Four Seasons Silicon Valley is one of those hotels I have long been curious about, passing its nine-story, glass exterior countless times… Read more →
— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Napa to Charleston, here are my top 11 cocktails around the country now.
— How the Gin & Tonic Launched Lisbon’s Cocktail Movement
— Taipei’s East End Bar Is at the Forefront of Taiwan’s Fledgling Bar Boom Read more →
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): Dirty Habit, San Francisco The Gin Joint, Charleston Archipelago, Washington D.C. Rusted Mule, San Francisco The Drake, Oklahoma City Two Birds/One Stone, St. Helena (Napa) Saint Leo, Oxford,… Read more →
My January 12 Liquor.com feature article on Lisbon’s burgeoning cocktail scene and deep dive at Red Frog Speakeasy, including an interview with bar manager Paulo Gomes here. Read more →
My December 29 Liquor.com feature article on Lisbon’s burgeoning cocktail scene and deep dive at Red Frog Speakeasy, including an interview with bar manager Nick Wu here. Read more →
— Top SF Openings of the Month: From bars to restaurants, here are the top three standouts from all of February’s new openings. Read more →