Well over 100 dishes tried in June alone, from San Francisco to Louisville, KY, Portland to Oregon’s Willamette Valley — here are the seven standout dishes of the month. 1. August 1 Five’s Green Crepe (Pesarattu), SF One of my top new restaurants of 2016 — and my favorite of the flush of Modern Indian restaurants to hit SF in… Read more →
— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Denver to Houston, Tulsa to San Francisco, here are 11 top drinks on menus now.
— Top 10 Baltimore Bars: Plus an interview with two local greats, a Maryland distiller and Baltimore bar manager.
— Tulsa Time: 5 Top Places to Eat
— Top 7 Places to Drink Cocktails, Beer & Coffee in Tulsa Read more →
In the Spring 2017 of Distiller Magazine on Baltimore, here are links to my three articles, a 14-page print spread, including my photos: My article on 10 of Baltimore’s best bars My interview with Jamie Windon of Lyon Distilling My interview with Lane Harlan of WC Harlan and Clavel, among my top Baltimore bars More of my Baltimore and D.C.… Read more →
While my birthtown of Oklahoma City is where my parents returned and dozens of my relatives live, my parents briefly lived in Tulsa in their younger years — and we returned for a nostalgic road trip this spring. Driving a portion of Route 66 on the short hour and a half drive between the cities, we passed industrial plants, farms,… Read more →
While my birthtown of Oklahoma City (specifically Edmond) is where my parents returned and dozens of my relatives live, my parents briefly lived in Tulsa in their younger years. We returned for a nostalgic road trip this spring (more on what’s great now in OKC here). Driving a portion of Route 66 on the short hour and a half drive… 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/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): Dante, New York City Monteverde, Chicago Barrios, Oklahoma City Rich Table, San Francisco Linger, Denver The Roger Room, Los Angeles Saturn Room, Tulsa Péché, Austin Prohibition, Vancouver Alembic,… Read more →
— Top 3 New Restaurants of the Month: A modern day luncheonette with an old school lunch counter vibe, a hip dumpling haven and a smart pasta outpost where most dishes are $15 or less.
— 8 Top Places to Eat Oklahoma City: Whether a Japanese small plates treasure or an unexpectedly good (for central landlocked territory) seafood restaurant, you now have choices in OKC.
— 8 Top Bars Now in Oklahoma City: From a roadhouse with a killer music playlist to a rooftop cocktail haven, OKC is on the rise. Read more →
The notable restaurant openings of May were City Counter, Tahini, Chris Cosentino’s Acacia House in Napa, A Mano, Miller’s Rest, Dumpling Time, Le Marais Bakery’s second location in the Castro, The Catamount in Los Gatos, The Castro Fountain (the second location from Ice Cream Bar owner), Reem’s in Oakland. I have yet to make it to Reem’s (soon), Acacia House or The… Read more →
Since my parents moved from New Jersey back to the town my mom grew up in — Edmond, OK — a decade or so ago, I’ve had more opportunity to visit the land of my birth: Oklahoma City. We left there when I was one so I have no actual memories there other than occasional visits to my extended family… Read more →
Digging into the food scene in the city of my birth, Oklahoma City (article here), I now share my top OKC bars in a scene that keeps getting better each year. While you won’t find cutting edge cocktails/bars in this city, a couple of these spots (WKSY Lounge and O Bar) are competitive with great bars nationally, one (Power House) combines… Read more →