Author: Virginia Miller

Chinatown’s Eight Tables — Chinese Fine Dining Like Nowhere In the Country

With more Michelin stars than New York City (a city with 10 times the population and nearly 7 times the size), San Francisco has been a giant and a pioneer in food and drink for decades, excelling in every sub-category beyond cities many times their size and jumpstarting farm-to-table, wine, craft beer and spirits movements literally decades ago. The city… Read more →

Top 11 Gin Cocktails in US Bars Now

Covering the 11 top gin cocktails of the month around the country at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks now at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): The Saratoga, San Francisco Henrietta Red, Nashville Clay, New York City The Good Lion, Santa Barbara Trifecta Tavern, Portland, OR Clique at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas Copper Spoon, Oakland… Read more →

April 15, 2018

This issue:
— Top New Restaurant Openings of the Month: Best new SF restaurants include spots serving Nepalese/Indian, Italian, Cal-Med and Turkish food.
— 5 Top New American Bars: Destination-worthy newcomers in San Francisco, Austin, Nashville, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara.
— Top 11 Cocktails Around the Country Now: At bars/restaurants from SF to Vancouver, Nashville to New Orleans, the people and places making standout drinks.
— 11 Best New SF/Bay Area Bars, Spring Edition Read more →

The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Spring 2018

Published at Liquor.com this Spring 2018, my regular update on San Francisco/the Bay Area’s top 11 new bars: The 11 Best New Bars in San Francisco: Spring 2018 China Live’s Cold Drinks, Chinatown Charmaine’s (rooftop bar at the Proper Hotel), Tenderloin The Douglas Room, Union Square/Downtown Gibson, Tenderloin/Union Square Junior, Mission The Kon-Tiki, Oakland The Riddler, Hayes Valley Rusted Mule,… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — April 2018

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): Prime + Proper, Detroit Trick Dog, San Francisco Tocador, Vancouver Test Pilot, Santa Barbara Effervescence, New Orleans Redbird, Los Angeles Woolworth on 5th, Nashville Mosto, San Francisco The Violet Hour,… Read more →

April 1, 2018

This issue:
— 3 Upscale New Izakayas: Japanese bar food with a touch of elegance — and great cocktails or saké.
— 11 Top Whisk(e)y Cocktails Around the Country: Whether American or Irish whiskey, Scotch or Japanese whisky, these national bars are playing with them in unexpected ways.
— Southern Comfort in Unexpected Places: Southern influence pops-up at a few restaurants that may not have an overt Southern theme.
— What to Eat at Your New Italian Go-Tos: Pasta, pizza, amari and bocci newcomers from Berkeley to SF.
— Top 5 Whiskies at Whiskies of the World 2018 Read more →