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The New Wine Bar… With Food

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Whether a wine shop serving food with areas to hang out and linger or a wine bar with food menus, these 4 spots, most of them brand new, have informed staff, serve quality wines and sometimes even good food. Wine Down, SoMa Gracious founders/co-owners Sarah Garand & Jaime… Read more →

The Bakery at Fat Rice in Chicago (see Wandering Traveler)

August 1, 2016

This Issue:

— Top 12 Bay Area Cocktails Now: What’s exciting and delicious on menus now from SF to Oakland.
— 9 Restaurants Worth Visiting in Chicago Now: From Indian-British pub fare (with excellent beer) to a Macanese bakery.
— Where to Drink Now in Chicago: 10 top bars, new and established, for great cocktails.
— Highlights of Tales of the Cocktail 2016: Top moments from another unforgettable (exhausting) Tales in New Orleans. Read more →

Rich Table's The 86

Top 12 Bay Area Cocktails Now

As ever, San Francisco remains a cocktail paradise, the pioneering city that has reached excellence across the board: at restaurants, hole-in-the-walls and cocktail dens, there are too many great drinks to count. But I am counting and here are 12 cocktails, in bars/restaurants from SF to Oakland, worth drinking now. 1. A Boozy, Citrus-Free Mai Tai at P.C.H. Wherever Kevin… Read more →

At the one night only, unforgettable Gelinaz! dinner with 16 of the world's best chefs cooking together

July 15, 2016

This issue:

— SF’s Top 2 June Restaurant Openings: Plus 3 honorable mentions and 2 excellent new cocktail bars.
— 54 Mint: Transported to Italy with rare Italian spirits & a burrata foam-topped, San Marzano tomato cocktail.
— Your Secret Sherry Destination: Sherry lovers, this newer bar holds a surprising collection of excellent sherries.
— 16 of the World’s Best Chefs Cook Together for One Night: An unreal, 16 course meal held in two parts at Benu and In Situ. Read more →