In my latest Time Out column, three new brunch spots you need to know about… and head to soon (article here): — The Saratoga, Lower Nob Hill — Mersea, Treasure Island — Old Devil Moon, Outer Mission/Bernal Heights Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I share one upscale and three of my favorite under-the-radar Chinese restaurants in SF to celebrate Chinese New Year (article here): — House of Pancakes, Parkside — Hakkasan, FiDi/Downtown — Chili House, Inner Richmond — Terra Cotta Warrior, Outer Sunset Read more →
Published on February 6, 2018, at WineAccess, my restaurant review — and exciting tastings of aged Portuguese white wines — in Lisbon, Portugal, at two Michelin-starred Belcanto. There’s also a nod to (and insider recommendation for) San Jose Portuguese great, the Michelin-starred Adega: Read more →
A Disneyland-Esque Vibe (with Rum & Whiskey) at the Only Distillery Ride in the World: Lost Spirits Distillery
Published at Liquor.com on January 24, 2018, my article on the one-of-a-kind Lost Spirits Distillery and my interview with distiller/founder Bryan Davis after their move from the Santa Cruz area to DTLA (downtown Los Angeles). Is the Distillery Tour at Lost Spirits the Wackiest in the World? Read more →
Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks now at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): Elsa, Brooklyn, NY Lono, Los Angeles Prime + Proper, Detroit The Snug, San Francisco Meauxbar, New Orleans White Cap, San Francisco Retreat Gastropub, St. Louis Manhattan Cricket Club, New York… Read more →
— 6 Top Dishes of the Month: Whether a torta/hamburguesa combo or pitch-perfect donburi, these 6 dishes are inspiring cravings.
— Weekend-ing in Sebastopol: From ciders to wine, farms to restaurants, ideal day or weekend stops in the laid back Sonoma town.
— 10 Top Hot Cocktails Around the US Now: From Charleston to NYC, stay warm with these standout drinks on menus now. Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I dig through highlights new and old in the laid back West Sonoma town of Sebastopol, a town famed for its wineries and Gravenstein apples, as it is for its antique and vintage shopping (article here): — Killer seafood, tacos & burgers: Handline — Yes, ramen, but even better: modern Japanese izakaya fare & whisky… Read more →
In my regular Liquor.com coverage, my recommends for 10 top warm cocktails to fight the winter chill at these bars/restaurants around the US (click on each for the featured cocktail): DOSA on Fillmore, San Francisco Cane Rhum Bar, Charleston The Garret East, New York City Accomplice, Los Angeles HIDE, Dallas Mourad, San Francisco Bakery Bar, New Orleans Rossoblu, Los Angeles… Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, here are my top 6 dishes to try this month at restaurants now (article here): — Mosto’s Tortaguesa — Kaisen Don’s Donburi — International Smoke’s Pork Ribs — The Snug’s Sesame Naan with Shiitake Hummus — ROOH’s Tuna Bhel — Me & Tasty’s Thai-style Shrimp & Grits Read more →
— The Top 12 New Bay Area Restaurants of the Year
— The Top 12 New Bay Area Bars of the Year
— The Most Talked About Restaurant in America in 2017: LA’s Vespertine is certainly ambitious. But is it great? My review at WineAccess.
— 11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now: From New Orleans to LA, what’s standing out now at cocktail bars. Read more →