December 1, 2017

“Food is a language of care, the thing we do when traditional language fails.” — Shauna Niequist, Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table

Amuse bouche starts with a bang (x 9) at the stunning new Eight Tables

Just days back from my beloved New Orleans, Thanksgiving hit with the joy of family visiting all week and feasting with friends. And as quickly as that came, Christmas and the year’s end are upon us.

In my weekly Time Out column, I write about the top 3 new restaurants of the month, 5 hidden bars for a respite from holiday madness and the 5 standout dishes of the month. At Liquor.com, I cover my national top 11 cocktails/bars of the month.

This issue:

Tiny, quirky & charming: The Den at Wes Burger ‘N’ More

The LatestTop 3 Restaurant Openings of the Month: One of the best new fine dining restaurants in the country. A cocktail and live fire-driven restaurant. And a comforting Italian restaurant where you can bring a group of friends.
Top TastesTop 5 Dishes of the Month: From upscale Indian curry with lobster to truffle-laden chicken, five top dishes to usher in winter.
Imbiber5 Hidden SF Bars: Relaxed respites from the holiday madness (with great drinks).  
Wandering Traveler
Going Beyond Wine in the Willamette Valley: Exploring food, hotels, breweries, mead and cider producers around Oregon’s premier Wine Country.

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:

Time Out Food & Drink
Liquor.com
Table8, National Editor
(2015-2017)
Food Republic
Zagat SF Editor
(2014-2016)