Category: Intro Letter

At the one night only, unforgettable Gelinaz! dinner with 16 of the world's best chefs cooking together

July 15, 2016

This issue:

— SF’s Top 2 June Restaurant Openings: Plus 3 honorable mentions and 2 excellent new cocktail bars.
— 54 Mint: Transported to Italy with rare Italian spirits & a burrata foam-topped, San Marzano tomato cocktail.
— Your Secret Sherry Destination: Sherry lovers, this newer bar holds a surprising collection of excellent sherries.
— 16 of the World’s Best Chefs Cook Together for One Night: An unreal, 16 course meal held in two parts at Benu and In Situ. Read more →

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Why Quince is better than ever (see "Top Tastes")

July 1, 2016

This issue:

— The New Fine Dining: Three fine dining restaurants, one brand new, two modern day classics, that breathe fresh life into fine dining.
— 5 Top Philly Cocktail Bars: Some of the best cocktails in Philadelphia are found at these five.
— Weekending in Healdsburg: From upscale dining in casual settings to a new, destination-worthy cocktail bar, here’s the latest worth eating & drinking in Healdsburg.
— Philly’s Coffee Scene: 7 Top coffee shops around the city. Read more →

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Horsefeather's chilaquiles

June 15, 2016

This Issue:
— Top 3 May Openings: Inspired Hawaiian, Spanish and Mexican restaurants are topping my new openings list for May.
— 4 New Brunches… with Drink: Great new brunch options also with excellent drink.
— Decades of Brandy: Tasting through decades of California brandy and Calvados. Read more →

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7 layer hummus at Sarma and other Boston joys

June 1, 2016

This Issue:
— Food Lovers’ Philadelphia: Where to eat now, from hip restaurants to old school Philly cheesesteaks.
— SF Middle Eastern Gems: Longtime greats doing Middle Eastern right for years in SF.
— Where To Eat And Drink In Boston Right Now Read more →

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Playground's

May 15, 2016

This issue:

— Top 10 Cocktails of the Month: From clarified goat milk-washed celery bitters to Cocoa Puffs-infused Negronis — 10 top drinks now.
— 9 Intriguing Small Batch Gins from Finland to Minnesota
— Eating in the OC: From the celebrated Playground to house sausages and burgers (and great beer lists), here are 3 spots worth heading to in the OC.
— Top 5 Ciders at Cider Summit 2016 Read more →

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Grant Achatz sabering a bottle to celebrate with a small group of us in the basement of his new restaurant Roister at 2am, post JBF Awards

May 1, 2016

— 6 New Chefs Reinvigorating Bay Area Restaurants: 6 restaurants worth revisiting with fresh menus and new chefs.
— April Openings: From upscale Chinese-SF cuisine to lush burgers — and on to two stellar new cocktail havens — which new openings are worth visiting… and why.
— March Openings: Exquisite nigiri tasting menus and Indian street food paired with wine — my top two openings of the month. Read more →

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Rich Table's fried chicken

April 15, 2016

This issue:

— Top 5 Bay Area Dishes: From fried chicken madeleines to spam musubi lettuce wraps, my top dishes now.
— Weekending on the Russian River in Guerneville
— Inside Michael Mina’s Revolving Kitchen: My latest feature & interviews at Food Republic. Read more →

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Under the starry "skies" at brand new Pagan Idol

April 1, 2016

— Top 7 Cocktails of the Month: From a magical new Tiki bar to Indian-inspired cocktails — what is worth drinking now.
— 5 New Spirits: Tasting Polugar (“Russian bread wine”), pisco, cachaca, Irish whiskey and rum.
— My Top 3 Whiskies at Whiskies of the World 2016: From Scotch to whiskey blended and finished in Berkeley. Read more →

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Capo's artichoke dip

March 15, 2016

This issue:

— 10 New February Openings: Which ones are most worth visiting… and why.
— Top 5 Bay Area Dishes, February Edition: Outside of new openings, here are the dishes wowing, from SF to Oakland.
— RN74 Revived: Why RN74’s new chef is breathing life into the longtime wine destination. Read more →

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Sushi platter/omakase for 2 at Imanas Tei

March 1, 2016

— 10 New January Openings: Which ones are most worth visiting… and why (from New Haven pizza to a fantastic new Japanese izakaya).
— Hidden Gems: Bird Dog is (finally) a mid-range destination restaurant in Palo Alto.
— Eating & Drinking in Honolulu: Best bites, restaurants, cocktails, coffee, ice cream, chocolate and more in Honolulu now.
— Eating & Drinking Around Kauai: Best bites, restaurants, coffee, juice, cocktails and more on the north and south shores of Kauai. Read more →

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