Author: Virginia Miller

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — February 2018

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at, 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 →

February 1, 2018

— 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 →

Weekend-ing in Sebastopol

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 →

Cold Enough? Try These 10 Warm Cocktails in Bars Now

In my regular 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 →

6 Top Dishes of the Month

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 →

January 15, 2018

This Issue:
— 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 →