December 15, 2012

“As you get older, you shouldn’t waste time drinking bad wine.” – Julia Child

Parmesan tater tots with bacon jam at Jamber (see "The Latest")

As the year ends, I round up some of 2012’s best newcomers: Top Tastes highlights the 10 best new restaurant/food openings, and Imbiber covers the top 10 new spirits releases.

In The Latest, I review two new comfort food outposts, Jamber and Company. Wandering Traveler recaps best moments from a recent week I spent with winemakers and dining around Paso Robles in Central California.

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Recent entries in my Bay Guardian column:
The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2012
The 10 Top New Spirits Releases of 2012
New comfort food havens: Jamber and Company

**Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Virginia Miller**