May 1, 2012

“One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began
though the voices around
kept shouting
their bad advice.”

Mary Oliver, “The Journey”

Welcome May’s warm days and invigorating breezes. I’m appreciating favorites, like rhubarb and kumquats, starting to show up at farmers markets and on menus, and also chatting with neighbors on the front stoop while sipping Americanos.

Bagpipes on Edinburgh's Royal Mile

Top Tastes Unusual Communal Dining: Four new spots, from gourmet bowling alley to Neapolitan pizza hang-out for SF’s deaf community, offer uniquely engaging environments for interaction with fellow diners.

ImbiberSpring Cocktail Trends: Bottled cocktails and Pimm’s Cups are on the rise, while three wine cocktails refresh.

Wandering TravelerEdinburgh: Exploring restaurants, bars and coffee in romantic Edinburgh.

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On the TownPebble Beach: Photos of celebrity chefs  and best bites during the 2012 Pebble Beach Food & Wine Classic.

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Recent entries in my Bay Guardian column:
The Hunt for Authentic Southern BBQ in the Bay Area
** 3 Spring Cocktail Trends
New Gourmet Cheap Eats in SF
** 2012 Pebble Beach Food & Wine Classic

An Elegant Line of Tequilas
** Exploring 3 Wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

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