Category: Intro Letter

July 15, 2017

This Issue
— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Denver to Houston, Tulsa to San Francisco, here are 11 top drinks on menus now.
— Top 10 Baltimore Bars: Plus an interview with two local greats, a Maryland distiller and Baltimore bar manager.
— Tulsa Time: 5 Top Places to Eat
— Top 7 Places to Drink Cocktails, Beer & Coffee in Tulsa Read more →

June 15, 2017

This issue:

— Top 3 New Restaurants of the Month: A modern day luncheonette with an old school lunch counter vibe, a hip dumpling haven and a smart pasta outpost where most dishes are $15 or less.
— 8 Top Places to Eat Oklahoma City: Whether a Japanese small plates treasure or an unexpectedly good (for central landlocked territory) seafood restaurant, you now have choices in OKC.
— 8 Top Bars Now in Oklahoma City: From a roadhouse with a killer music playlist to a rooftop cocktail haven, OKC is on the rise. Read more →

June 1, 2017

This Issue:

— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Tulsa to Vancouver, here are 11 cocktails worth drinking around North America now.
— Where to Eat & Drink (& More) in Monterey: From my top (rooftop) spa to a haunted restaurant in an 1833 adobe house, my Thrillist feature on 11 non-touristy things to do in Monterey.
— 11 Top National Vodka Cocktails: Vodka can be a tough one for us spirits geeks. These bars/bartenders nailed it. Read more →

May 15, 2017

This issue:

The Latest — Top Bay Area Openings: Talking Japanese beer and small plates and about an Irish pub and gathering place in Oakland. Here’s what standing out from the new openings of April.
Imbiber — 11 Top Tequila Cocktails Around the US Now
Wandering Traveler — West Maui: Hotels to coffee, shave ice to affordable food outside the resorts, here are 10 of my West Maui recommendations from my recent return. Read more →

May 1, 2017

This issue:

— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Napa to SF, here is what’s standing out at bars nationwide now.
— Memphis Love: Don’t worry, I talk BBQ. But I also have a few other key favorites to share with you in this special Southern city alive with music and ‘que.
— Hotel of the Month: One of the most restorative, restful towns, settings and resorts in the world is found on the remote side of Maui.
— Where to Eat in Hana, Maui: On this removed side of Maui, it’s mostly about food trucks — but also a chocolate plantation and an organic farm growing fruits you’ve never heard of. Read more →

April 15, 2017

This issue:

— Top 3 New Restaurants of the Month: Maybe the most exciting and ambitious Chinese restaurant/bar/market concept… ever. A cocktail bar with killer food. Affordable Cuban food.
— Why Oxford, Mississippi, Is a Food & Literature Lovers’ Town
— Top 5 Whiskies from Whiskies of the World 2017: Another year of hundreds of whiskies from around the globe on a sternwheeler in the Bay, with standouts from India to Scotland, US to Japan.
— Hotel of the Month: Four Seasons Silicon Valley looks like a corporate office building, but here’s why it’s special, from a new cafe and remodel to impeccable pastas and s’mores by the pool. Read more →

April 1, 2017

This issue:

— Top 11 National Cocktails of the Month: From Napa to Charleston, here are my top 11 cocktails around the country now.
— How the Gin & Tonic Launched Lisbon’s Cocktail Movement
— Taipei’s East End Bar Is at the Forefront of Taiwan’s Fledgling Bar Boom Read more →

March 1, 2017

This issue:

— 11 Top Cocktails Nationally, March Edition: Linking to my Liquor.com feature on 11 drink standouts now from Vancouver to Napa, Oxford to Memphis, SF to Baltimore.
— 5 New Cheap Eats Standouts: Whether a kosher Israeli bakery, Mexican-Korean taqueria or Pakistani Silicon Valley gem, these five newcomers are affordable and delicious, too.
— Hidden Sushi Gem: Four reasons — including a saké sommelier and a steal of an omakase — to head to a San Bruno strip mall sushi restaurant. Read more →

February 15, 2017

This Issue:

— Why It’s Time to Return to These SF Restaurants: Whether around for a decade or a couple years, these three restaurants are exhibiting fresh life from new chefs and bar managers.
— Top 3 SF Openings of the Month: January’s three best newcomers serve Cajun/Creole, Italian and sushi plus two notable new bars.
— 24 Hours in Napa: Hitting Japanese and farm-to-table, cocktails and jazz, in downtown Napa. Read more →