January 1, 2017

This issue:
— Top 4 New Bay Area Restaurants of the Year: From SF to Napa, the 12 newcomers you should visit from 2016 + 12 honorable mentions.
— Hottest 11 Cocktails Around the Country Now: My latest at Liquor.com on 11 notable cocktails around the US.
— 10 Top Denver Bars: At Distiller Magazine, my 10 top Denver drink spots plus my interview with bar great Sean Kenyon and Colorado distilling pioneers, Todd Leopold of Leopold Bros. Read more →

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Top 12 New Bay Area Restaurants of 2016

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. 2016 held steady with many notable new Bay Area restaurants. We lost some greats and said hello to many newcomers, with the heaviest category dose being hardcore Japanese restaurants, whether Tokyo-style edomae sushi temples or pristine kaiseki, fine dining restaurants. A number of the top new openings… Read more →

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11 January Cocktails Around the US Now

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: Woodberry Kitchen, Baltimore August 1 Five, San Francisco Maketto, D.C. The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse, Palo Alto, CA Red’s Chinese, New Orleans Westin Maui, Hawaii Infirmary, NYC WC Harlan, Baltimore Rambler, San Francisco Service Bar,… Read more →

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10 Top Denver Bars + Interview with Leopold Bros. & Sean Kenyon

My Winter 2016-2017 feature articles for Distiller Magazine on Denver, with a 12-page print spread of my photos and three articles: My article on 10 of Denver’s best bars My interview with Todd Leopold of Leopold Bros. distillery in Denver My interview with Sean Kenyon of Williams & Graham and Occidental More of my Colorado (Denver, Boulder, Breckenridge, Aspen) food… Read more →

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December 15, 2016

This issue:

— Top 4 Bay Area Openings of the Month: The Japan-Bay Area love affair continues and there is a fab new modern Indian newcomer, too.
— 6 NYC Restaurants Worth Visiting Now: From playful Thai to modern Korean, Latin bites to modern Mediterranean small plates…
— 10 Taiwanese Dishes And Drinks You Need To Know: My Food Republic primer on key dishes (three cup chicken, stir-fry, pineapple cake, etc.) and drinks (Taiwanese whisky, oolong tea, bubble tea, etc.) hailing from Taiwan.
— Journeying Through Portugal’s Douro Region: Talking wine greats in Portugal’s greatest wine region, an eco-friendly wine resort and Lisbon treasures at Food Republic. Read more →

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