11 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — October Edition

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 →

Top SF Openings — August 2017

The notable restaurant openings of August were Roma Antica (friendly with almost all staff from Italy), Madcap in Marin, Ardiana in Noe Valley (love their brown butter heirloom tomato salad), Khamsa (below), Kitchen 335 in Healdsburg, Mamanoko (formerly Mamacita), Kuma Sushi & Sake (sunny, straightforward sushi spot), Perle Wine Bar in Oakland, another Proposition Chicken in Oakland, Top Round Roast Beef… Read more →

September 15, 2017

This Issue:
— Top Bourbon Cocktails Around the US: Bourbon creativity from Portland to Chicago.
— Low Proof Bars… That Aren’t About Cocktails: These four greats shine with sherry, vermouth, natural and rancio wines.
— What Is BevCon?: Your next cocktail-spirits-wine-beer industry conference should be this one in Charleston.
— Top Rum Cocktails Around the US: From OKC to SF, it’s rum time with these 11 creative beauties. Read more →

11 Top Bourbon Cocktails Around the US Now

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 →

What is BevCon? Your Next Beverage Industry Conference in Charleston

“What is BevCon?” The question came again and again, even from industry folk. After awhile, I felt like was a spokesperson for the event, proselytizing to the unconverted. So what is BevCon™? Held August 22-24, 2017, in the always delightful town of Charleston (in spite of the sweltering heat of August), BevCon is a beverage industry conference that just completed… Read more →

11 Top Rum Cocktails Around the US Now

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 →

September 1, 2017

This Issue:
— Top Openings of July: These two standouts go from hip omakase to “real deal” Spanish Catalan cuisine.
— Top National Cocktails of the Month: From SF to Louisville, Oregon to Oklahoma, North Carolina to Chicago, here are 11 standout drinks/bars now.
— D.C.’s Top 10 Bars: Where to drink in D.C. + my interviews with Don Ciccio & Figli amaro distillery founder, Francesco Amodeo, and Jack Rose Rose Dining Saloon owner, Bill Thomas. Read more →