July 15, 2017

“My wish, indeed my continuing passion, would be not to point the finger in judgment but to part a curtain, that invisible shadow that falls between people, the veil of indifference to each other’s presence, each other’s wonder, each other’s human plight.” — One Time, One Place by Eudora Welty

Hank’s Hamburgers Okie Dokie burger

Traveling from Louisville to the down home welcome of Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, for a stunning Chihuly art exhibit; then on to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for red and green chile and a spiritual retreat… the summer so far has been good.

Stay tuned for the first print issue of Time Out magazine in SF next week (the food and drink sections written by yours truly)…

Lately at Liquor.com, I feature the top national cocktails of the month, 11 digestif/post-dinner bottles for those who don’t like it sweet, an Oklahoma City roadhouse-style bar that nails the best of “high-low” and what Italian hospitality and artful cocktails are all about, thanks to two Bay Area transplants from Italy.

This issue:

Late June, I was among the first to see the stunning Chihuly blown glass exhibits weaving through the charming grounds of Maker’s Mark distillery in Loretto, KY, before it was unveiled to the public this month

ImbiberTop 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Denver to Houston, Tulsa to San Francisco, here are 11 top drinks on menus now.
Wandering TravelerTop 10 Baltimore Bars: Plus an interview with two local greats, a Maryland distiller and Baltimore bar manager.
Wandering TravelerTulsa Time: 5 Top Places to Eat
Wandering TravelerTop 7 Places to Drink Cocktails, Beer & Coffee in Tulsa

As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations (under “Services“).

Virginia

LINKS to Social Media & Articles:

Table8, National Editor
Liquor.com
Time Out San Francisco
Food Republic
Zagat SF Editor
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