Published on October 16, 2017, at Liquor.com, here I share about one of Portland, Oregon’s, greatest bar gems, only open since 2016 and well out of the way from downtown, Bible Club. To add further intrigue, they are about to open a sister bar in Osaka, Japan. Article here. Read more →
Our second print edition of Time Out Magazine San Francisco is here. The Eating and Drinking sections are written by yours truly. More Time Out SF online here. You can pick copies up around Bay Area — distribution map is here. Digital editions are here. Past Issues: — July 2017 _______________________________________________________________ Here are links to each article and a peek… Read more →
Published on October 18, 2017, at Liquor.com, my exploration of 8 under-the-radar Scotch whiskies you should know. Some are more affordable, lesser known offerings from major houses, others are lesser known producers worth your time — article here. Read more →
Published on September 29, 2017, at Liquor.com, here I share about not only one of my city’s great bartenders, Danny Louie, but one of the best in the country. At Bon Appetit’s # 3 restaurant in the country this year, Mister Jiu’s, I cover creative things he is doing with Asian ingredients in cocktails, his tribute to San Francisco’s historic… Read more →
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 →
— 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 →
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 →
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 →
From my weekly Time Out column: I share four low proof bar greats around the Bay Area — Oakland to SF — that are not about cocktails. These four are standout bars pouring the likes of unusual, natural wines, sherry, vermouth, fortified wines, Champagne and sparkling wine. Read more →
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 →