Tag Archive for Cocktails


Top 8 Cocktails of the Month

From mid-February to mid-March, here are the standout cocktails and new menus I’ve been tasting around the Bay Area. 1. Chino’s BK or KS Where to start with the incomparable Danny Louie’s 5 new drinks at Chino? He’s rolling out these new cocktails ($11-$12) over the next two weeks, his first big menu change since Chino opened. In a winning… Read more →

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My Top 10 Cocktails of Early 2015

Of the wide number of cocktails I taste in a month, here are 10 January-early February standouts from restaurants, bars and events around the Bay Area. 1. Hawker Fare’s Witch Doctor Chef James Syhabout (of Michelin-starred Commis in Oakland) just opened Hawker Fare SF a couple weeks ago. Though I was disappointed in the food at Oakland’s Hawker Fare since… Read more →


Best Bars of 2014

  Another year, another few hundred menus tasted and perused around the globe. Though my 2014 wasn’t quite the travel schedule 2013 was (25 cities and 10 countries!) with my job as Zagat SF/Bay Area Editor, it was still a nonstop year that took me from places like Tokyo to New Orleans, NYC to Hong Kong. Here are my 2014… Read more →


3 New SF Wine Bars; Cocktails at Hapa Ramen, Crystal Jade + La Taberna & The Farmer & The Fox in Napa

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Wine 3 new SF wine bars you should know Cocktails Hapa Ramen opens its first brick-and-mortar – with cocktails –… Read more →