11 Top Tequila Cocktails Around the US Now

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, I also am talking tequila this May. Here are 11 bars around North America (click on each for the featured cocktail) making standout tequila cocktails now: Tradition, San Francisco Saint Leo, Oxford, MS Espita Mezcaleria, Washington D.C. The Larchmont, Los Angeles The Dorsey at The Venetian, Las… 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 →

11 May 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 (click on each for the featured cocktail): Sepia, Chicago Pabu, San Francisco The Up & Up, New York City Pizzeria Gusto, Oklahoma City Hawksworth, Vancouver Bluestem, Kansas City Ten Ten, Baltimore Harvest Table, St. Helena… 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 →

Top SF Openings — March 2017

March (finally) brought the ambitious, long-anticipated China Live to Chinatown (which I wrote about numerous times from Food Republic to Zagat). The month also delivered another major beer restaurant: Hitachino Beer & Wagyu (in its soft opening mode so will be in consideration for top openings of April as it officially “opens”), and cocktail-centric restaurant, The Douglas Room. Other notable March… Read more →

Why OXFORD, Mississippi, is a FOOD & LITERATURE LOVER’S TOWN

With its idyllic town square and romantic, Southern architecture and small town welcome, Oxford, Mississippi, is a worthy road trip stop for food and literature lovers like myself. Offerings are few but vibrant, even if for those of us who care little about sports the town is too dominated by the University of Mississippi and Ole Miss Rebels games. Despite… Read more →