December 1, 2009

“[San Francisco] sparkles with that crystalline northern California light that makes everything pop out from the background. All the buildings and people have hard, crisp edges. It’s bucolic and hard to believe – a picture postcard, unreal.” – David Byrne, “Bicycle Diaries”

A beautiful Thanksgiving it was, with family, food, excursions, a peaceful stay at Lake Tahoe. As usual, plenty of Top Tastes, reflecting the best new places  and dishes from my recent culinary explorations, while Imbiber captures my top tastes in drink.

Sam Adams' Utopias Dinner at Monk's Kettle

11/19 Sam Adams' Utopias Dinner at Monk's Kettle

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**Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Virginia Miller**

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