Tag: Napa

One Night in Napa: 3 Top New Spots

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Those of us who live in the Bay Area are blessed — for thousands of reasons — but just one being the accessibility of Wine Country in all forms, from Napa to Mendocino, for a quick day or weekend “escape” to sunny vineyards and olive tree groves,… Read more →

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24 Hours in St. Helena

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Those of us who live in the Bay Area are blessed — for thousands of reasons — but just one being the accessibility of Wine Country in all forms, from Napa to Mendocino, for a quick day or weekend “escape” to sunny vineyards and olive tree groves,… Read more →

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SF: Top 3 Bay Area Openings, December 2016

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. The notable restaurant and bar openings of December were Flores, Sasaki, Duchess Oakland in Oakland, Single Thread in Napa, Finn Town, Hinata, Dip, Haight Ashbury Slice House by Tony Gemignani and Lucia’s Pizzeria in Berkeley. While I’ve been to all but two (I am about to visit… Read more →

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Top 4 Bay Area Openings — November 2016

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. It’s been a busy month of San Francisco openings. The key restaurant and bar openings of November are The Saratoga, Onsen, Sofia Cafe, August 1 Five, Milan import Panino Giusto in Cupertino, The Roosevelt Sip ‘N’ Eat, from NYC to SF: Babu Ji, Kenzo, Flores, Phlox Commons.… Read more →

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5 Affordable New Bay Area Neighborhood Restaurants

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. As I cover the standout new openings every month, there are a number of new restaurants that are welcome neighborhood go-tos serving food needed in that ‘hood, often at reasonable prices. In Napa, Oakland and San Francisco, here are five such new restaurants worth visiting. A Sleek… Read more →

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Top 10 Dishes & New Openings: January 2016

Though SF has been a pioneering dining city for decades longer than the 15 years I’ve lived here — and I’ve been schooled on what food can be since the moment I moved here — 2016 started off with an almost ridiculously excellent eating month. More than half of these restaurants either opened January or in recent months, while a… Read more →

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The 10 Hottest Restaurants in Napa

This article was first published at Zagat on February 1, 2016. All photos and article by Virginia Miller.  Our Wine Country neighbor up north may be (thankfully) a much slower pace, providing no end of day trip and weekend escape options, but the wide open spaces and country lanes — plus busier downtown Napa — are still filled with urban-quality… Read more →

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5 New SF Openings, Weekends in Napa, Pasta Menu in Oakland, Healthy Eating Spots for the New Year & More

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New SF Openings Californios & Chef Val Cantu’s Creative, Mexican-Influenced Tasting Menus Hot Dish: Chris Cosentino’s “Ham” Burger at the new… Read more →

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The Year in Review, Auberge Napa Weekend, 6 New Openings, 6 Under-the-Radar Gems

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Special Features: Year-in-Review My Year in Dining & Drink article My NYE (and New Year’s Day brunch) Bay Area Guide New… Read more →

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The Year-in-Review, 5 New Openings, Healthy Eats, An Oakland Revamp, Napa Newcomer & More

From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Special Features & Year-in-Review Interview with the owners of Kokkari, SF’s #1 Zagat-rated restaurant Bay Area Holiday Dining Survival Guide SF’s… Read more →

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