This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Being passionate about my food and as Japan is one of my top two favorite countries to visit in the world (the other? Italy), I’m ever on the hunt for authentic, transporting, purist Japan experiences, even as I crave innovation and fusion, too. There is a wealth… Read more →
My Summer 2016 feature for Distiller Magazine on Dallas, with an 10-page print spread, my photos and two articles: My article on 10 of Dallas’ great bars An interview with Michael Martensen of Proof + Pantry and Madrina Both articles here. More of my Dallas/Texas food and drink recommends here. Save Save Read more →
— SF: 3 Under-the-Radar Neighborhood Gems: From two cafes that turn into restaurants at night, to a fantastic Italian and pizza haven out towards the ocean, these are three neighborhood gems.
— 21 Cocktails To Drink Around the US Now: Links to my September Liquor.com features on 21 excellent cocktails around the country now.
— Where to Eat Now, Denver Edition: 5 of Denver’s best newer places to eat, covering modern Chinese food to vegetarian goodness.
— Where to Drink Now, Denver Edition: 5 of Denver’s best new watering holes. Read more →
This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Neighborhood restaurants are the life blood of San Francisco, a city small in mileage but mighty in culinary influence and deep, international communities and cuisines. There are often those neighborhood gems that locals would rather everyone not know about. Places with a warm welcome, family-run, serving excellent… Read more →
I continue to be busy covering cocktails and bars around the US at Liquor.com. I recently interviewed bar manager great, Kevin Diedrich at Pacific Cocktail Haven (P.C.H.) on what he’s learned about opening your own bar. Covering the top 11 cocktails of the month around the US here, you’ll find my bar and drink recommends in San Francisco, Sonoma County,… Read more →
This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. This year’s return to Denver brought more delights, whether a super cool food hall with downtown Denver views, Avanti Food & Beverage, or cold press juice fixes at Pressed Juice Daily. Despite my ever-extensive research to avoid it, there were a couple disappointments, from the uneven food… Read more →
With my brother and sister-in-law living there for years, I’ve been exploring Denver (plus Boulder, Fort Collins, Aspen, Breckenridge and beyond) for some time now, savoring the riches available in Colorado food and drink. With my five top new food destinations this visit here (recommends over past years here), these are the top five new bars that have opened since… Read more →
— July’s Top 3 New SF Openings: There’s a live jazz supper club, an inspired order-at-the-counter but high quality, mid-range food concept and some pretty excellent neighborhood South Indian food.
— 6 Hardcore Sushi Experiences in SF: Six places that feel like you’ve escaped to Tokyo.
— The New Wine Bar… With Food: Four (mostly new) wine bars and wine shops that pour a good glass with a good bite. Read more →
This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. The 6 key restaurant and bar openings of July are Corridor, Deccan Spice, Don Pisto’s Tequila Bar, Dabba, Scopo Divino and Black Cat. While there are strengths at each, here are my top three newcomers… and why they stand out. BLACK CAT, Tenderloin Opened the last week… Read more →
This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Last fall, I wrote an article for Food Republic on San Francisco chefs taking sushi to the next level. Following epic adventures in Japan, I noticed the rise in Edomae-style, intimate (often sushi bar only), nigiri-dominant sushi restaurants that recall my sushi meals in Tokyo. Since that… Read more →