August 1, 2010

“Having found myself on business in New Orleans – or… having found it my business to find business in New Orleans...” – Calvin Trillin

Pot de creme at ever-satisfying Bar Tartine

I returned a mere few days ago from my adored New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail (yes, I found myself finding business there), where I averaged three hours of sleep a night, met wonderful people from around the world, drank and ate like a queen, attended dream-like events, and was sad to leave (despite the sweltering heat and humidity)! Stay tuned next issue (and in my Guardian column) for tales from Tales…

SF Guardian’s Best of the Bay issue came out on July 28 and yours truly selected and wrote 12 entries in both the Food & Drink and Arts & Nightlife sections. Check it out online, pick up a print issue around the Bay Area until Tuesday or at the Guardian offices. any time.

Top Tastes highlights impeccable food at a restaurant that is also a wine haven, and fills up on lasagna and spaetzle gratin.

Chris Cosentino's Albacore Puttanesca at Incanto

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Here’s recent entries in my SF Bay Guardian column, Appetite:
Smoothing Out with Camus’ Fabulous Cognac
Paging Through M.F.K. Fisher’s Kitchen
NYC Food Cheat Sheet, Part Two

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