In my latest Time Out column, I talk about the five (rare) places you can find Portuguese food from Wine Country to San Jose — article here: Adega, San Jose Uma Casa, SF LaSalette, Sonoma Cafe Lucia, Healdsburg Grubstake, SF Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover the top three new restaurants openings of the month — article here: Hip Korean food spot, Foxsister New American and elevated cocktails at striking new Villon at the Proper Hotel Sleek space, Austrian wine and food at The Salzburg Read more →
Published on October 16, 2017, at Liquor.com, here I share about one of Portland, Oregon’s, greatest bar gems, only open since 2016 and well out of the way from downtown, Bible Club. To add further intrigue, they are about to open a sister bar in Osaka, Japan. Article here. Read more →
— Three Restaurants With New Chefs, New Menus, New Focus: From SF to Marin, three restaurants reinventing themselves and worth revisiting now.
— The Latest Print Issue of Time Out: The state of Bay Area craft beer in my cover story, my latest new restaurant and bar reviews, chef and wine shop owner interviews and more.
— 5 Top Dishes of the Month: Includes dessert, Indian, burgers and New Orleans’ cuisine.
— Behind Danny Louie’s Inspired Cocktail Menu at Mister Jiu’s Read more →
Our second print edition of Time Out Magazine San Francisco is here. The Eating and Drinking sections are written by yours truly. More Time Out SF online here. You can pick copies up around Bay Area — distribution map is here. Digital editions are here. Past Issues: — July 2017 _______________________________________________________________ Here are links to each article and a peek… Read more →
Published on October 18, 2017, at Liquor.com, my exploration of 8 under-the-radar Scotch whiskies you should know. Some are more affordable, lesser known offerings from major houses, others are lesser known producers worth your time — article here. Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 3 new restaurants reinventing themselves with menus from new chefs — article here: At Alembic, chef Rachel Aronow is behind one of my new favorite menus in town, crafting well-beyond-the-average house charcuterie and gutsy vegetarian dishes, like her memorable fennel dish, s poached in dry vermouth, partnered with caraway confit, citrus, Marcona… Read more →
In my latest Time Out column, I cover these 5 top dishes of the month — article here: Funky Monkey banana bread at Fiorella Alba Ray’s shrimp remoulade toast Dum Indian Soul Food’s tandoori fried chicken Frozen lemon souffle at Sutro’s at the Cliff House Kimchi burger at Gott’s Roadside Read more →
Published on September 29, 2017, at Liquor.com, here I share about not only one of my city’s great bartenders, Danny Louie, but one of the best in the country. At Bon Appetit’s # 3 restaurant in the country this year, Mister Jiu’s, I cover creative things he is doing with Asian ingredients in cocktails, his tribute to San Francisco’s historic… Read more →
— Top SF Restaurant Openings of the Month: All three are “cheap eats”: roast beef sandwiches that taste like a glorified Arby’s, a new Indian neighborhood spot and a Chicago-inspired taqueria.
— Where to Eat & Drink in Sacramento Now: I catch up in SacTown, our state’s capitol city.
— 11 Top Scotch Cocktails Around the US: 11 creative Scotch cocktails I’ve handpicked.
— Top 10 Manhattan Bars: Plus my interviews with distiller Joe Myer of Myer Farm Distilling in NY’s Finger Lakes region and Naren Young of both Dante bars.
— A Tribute to Italy, The Feminine & Fellini: A special new Chicago bar with an all-Italian drink list. Read more →