August 1, 2011

“…life is short, But desire, desire is long.” – Jane Hirshfield, “Heat”

Summer rages on with family visits and more Napa weekends giving way to major events over the next two weeks like SF Chefs (SF’s big food & drink ‘classic’, if you will), and to the huge Outside Lands music festival in Golden Gate Park, both of which I’ll be quite involved in.

Look for me filling in as Guest Editor part of this week on Eater and over the next couple weeks at Grubstreet… any tips on breaking food news are appreciated!

Imbiber/Wandering Traveler visits London for a personal tour of the Beefeater Gin Distillery with master distiller Desmond Payne, then to Plymouth, England, at the Plymouth Gin Distillery with master distiller Sean Harrison.

Top Tastes comments on Nick Balla’s exciting Eastern European-influenced food, while hitting latest in North Beach: a French and an American bistro.

The Latest highlights early favorite cocktails and bites and just-opened downtown urban tavern, Jasper’s.

On the Town assists in strategizing what events to attend during the crazy, delightful week that is SF Chefs.
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