“My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light!”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
Fall is full with tastes and exploration as I journey on a few press trips not far from the Bay Area – to the Diestel family turkey farm near Yosemite, a week of wine Paso Robles, and to Grass Valley/Nevada City to take in fall colors as vibrant as back East.
The Latest – Rich Table: Possibly SF’s most exciting restaurant opening and visionary menu to open since December from husband and wife duo with a fine dining pedigree.
Top Tastes – Soda Fountain Revival: Ice Cream Bar graduates to its next incarnation with liquor license and food, while the new Corner Store offers soda fountain treats and a solid food menu.
Imbiber – New at Anchor Distilling: Inside news from Anchor’s new president on an unreleased clear hops spirit, a line of Japanese whiskies, their rooftop bar, the world’s most extensive cocktail book library coming in-house, and more.
Wandering Traveler – New Orleans Cocktails: Exploring the latest in the cocktail scene in my beloved New Orleans.
Imbiber, part two – Tasting Spirits: One of England’s great navy gins is finally imported to the US; tasting and seminar (beer with expensive Scotch?) highlights at this year’s WhiskyFest; new spirits poured at the first ever SF Craft Spirits Carnival – rhum/rum, tequila and whiskey highlights.
On the Town – SF Cocktail Week: Highlights of a fun-filled week in photos.
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Recent entries in my Bay Guardian column:
Why Rich Table is One of SF’s Best New Restaurants
What’s New at Local Anchor Distilling? A Lot, from Imported Japanese Whiskies to World’s Most Extensive Cocktail Library
Destination Dishes: An Array of Lasagnas, Dreamy Bacon at a Thai Restaurant, Melted Burrata Spaghettini
**Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Virginia Miller**