February 1, 2018

“Try to understand, you try to fix your broken hands/ But remember that there always has been good/ Like stars you don’t see in the day sky/ Wait till night… Life has kept me down/I’ve been growing on the ground/ Now I’m coming up and when time opens the earth/ You’ll see love has been moving all around us, making waves… Help is coming, help is coming/ One day late, one day late/ After you’ve given up and all is gone/ Help is coming one day late.” — One Day Late lyrics, Sam Phillips

Mosto’s tortuguesa

And it is already February…

For those seeking a culinary adventure overseas and/or wanting to dig into the delicious, unique Asia-meets-South-America cuisine that is Peruvian food, I will be the host of a “dig deep” food tour through the mountain town of Cusco (gateway to Machu Picchu) this May. The tour is open to anyone so please come join us for what will be an unforgettable week! Details here at Adios Adventure Travel (my past food and pisco-making adventures in Peru here).

In addition to my weekly Time Out column, Liquor.com articles and column at WineAccess, the national winners of the Good Food Awards (where I was a judge for the 4th time on the Spirits panel) were announced (here), the awards being held in San Francisco on January 19th.

The Snug’s Hot Buttered Bourbon

This issue:
Top Tastes
6 Top Dishes of the Month: Whether a torta/hamburguesa combo or pitch-perfect donburi, these 6 dishes are inspiring cravings.
Around the Bay
Weekend-ing in Sebastopol: From ciders to wine, farms to restaurants, ideal day or weekend stops in the laid back Sonoma town.
Imbiber10 Top Hot Cocktails Around the US Now: From Charleston to NYC, stay warm with these standout drinks on menus now.

As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations and provide food and drink consulting for restaurants and bars and classes at companies for the layperson wanting to dig deeper in food and drink (more info here).

Virginia

LINKS to Social Media & Articles:

Time Out Food & Drink
Liquor.com International
Table8, National Editor
(2015-2017)
Wine Access Restaurant & Wine Column
Food Republic
Zagat SF Editor
(2014-2016)
Editor, Distiller Magazine
Liquor.com Drinkwire

SF Bay Guardian Critic (2009-2013)
Where Magazine