“Grace has a grand laughter in it.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
I trust the new year has started off on a hopeful, promising note for each of you. I look forward to sharing more meals, tastes, drink and exploration with you this year. I’ve launched a Perfect Spot Facebook page – please “like”, if so inclined, and keep up with articles and reviews there. For those of you in San Francisco, I’ll be reading with a stellar line-up of writers on a thoughtful drink at Drink. Think on February 5th, the first SF date of a popular New York event.
Top Tastes – Of Banchan, Ramen and Squid Innards: Three notable Asian eateries – one undiscovered Korean eatery, one hardcore izakaya, and Oakland’s new ramen hotspot.
Imbiber – Trick Dog: The Bon Vivants’ long-awaited cocktail bar and restaurant opens with a bang.
Around the Bay – Island Breezes: I travel to Menlo Park and Oakland on the hunt for Caribbean food.
I’d love your feedback on any spots visited from my site. As your personal concierge who tells it to you like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations (under “Services“).
Let me guide you to the perfect spot,
RECENT ENTRIES in my BAY GUARDIAN COLUMN:
Banchan, Ramen & Squid Innards: 3 unusual Asian eateries
Jumping at Trick Dog: The Bon Vivants’ hot new bar & restaurant
Island Breezy: Hunting for Caribbean food
12 reasons to love Grass Valley/Nevada City
Capo’s: Deep dish to surpass Chicago?
**Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Virginia Miller**