Category: Imbiber

All things drink: cocktails, spirits, wine, beer and coffee.

11 Top Scotch Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Scotch month at Liquor.com (a favorite subject of mine) and here are 11 of my top Scotch cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Cold Drinks at China Live, San Francisco The Dewberry, Charleston Crimson & Rye, NYC Valkyrie, Tulsa Multnomah Whiskey Library, Portland, OR PCH (Pacific Cocktail Haven), San Francisco… Read more →

October 1, 2017

This issue:
— 5 Top Bay Area Places to Eat & Drink Now: From a new neighborhood Moroccan spot to killer okonomiyaki… top tastes and drinks now.
— Top SF Restaurant Openings August: A Moroccan neighborhood gem and a tiny breakfast sandwich and burger newcomer.
— 11 Top Cocktails Around the US—October: From SF to Charleston, the places & drinks standing out now.
— Three New Napa Restaurants: Two new St. Helena restaurants and one Calistoga neighbor with a new chef from Rome, all worth visiting on your next visit to Napa Valley. Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — October Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): PCH (Pacific Cocktail Haven), San Francisco The Gin Joint, Charleston The Diamond, Vancouver The Fat Lamb, Louisville Grant Grill, San Diego La Moule, Portland, OR Vina Enoteca, Palo… Read more →

11 Top Bourbon Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Bourbon month at Liquor.com and here are 11 of my bourbon cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Rusted Mule, San Francisco Baptiste & Bottle, Chicago Lola, Louisville Stacked Sandwich Shop, Portland, OR Duchess, Oakland, CA The Pritchard, Oklahoma Alexander’s Steakhouse, San Francisco Spilt Milk, Chicago Meta, Louisville Quaintrelle, Portland, OR… Read more →

11 Top Rum Cocktails Around the US Now

It is Rum month at Liquor.com and here are 11 of my rum cocktails around the US now (click on each for the featured cocktail and bar/restaurant): Kin Khao, San Francisco Bit House Saloon, Portland, OR Archipelago, Washington, D.C. Ema, Chicago Barcino, San Francisco Root Down, Denver Barrios, Oklahoma City Rye of Baltimore, Baltimore Lazy Bear, San Francisco Uva Wine… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — September Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail):   Mourad, San Francisco The Joy Luck, Louisville Kachka, Portland, OR Quiote, Chicago The Matrix, San Francisco Ruddick/Wood, Newberg, OR Goro Ramen, Oklahoma City Salt & Char, Saratoga… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — August Edition

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends this month at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): Coin-Op Game Room, San Francisco Hodges Bend, Tulsa Fox Bar, Chicago The Roosevelt Room, Austin Foreign Cinema, San Francisco Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, B.C. Aviary, Portland, OR Rich Table,… Read more →

10 Top Baltimore Bars + Interview with Lyon Distilling & Lane Harlan of WC Harlan & Clavel

In the Spring 2017 of Distiller Magazine on Baltimore, here are links to my three articles, a 14-page print spread, including my photos: My article on 10 of Baltimore’s best bars My interview with Jamie Windon of Lyon Distilling My interview with Lane Harlan of WC Harlan and Clavel, among my top Baltimore bars More of my Baltimore and D.C.… Read more →