August 1, 2013

“It is something within us that doesn’t let us sleep,
that doesn’t let us rest,
that won’t stop pounding
deep inside…”

– Julia Esquivel, poem “They Have Threatened Us with Resurrection”

The hazy, sultry heat of New Orleans in July fogged up my camera lens

The hazy, sultry heat of New Orleans in July (see “On the Town”)

It’s a non-stop August with summer festivals (SF Chefs, Outside Lands) in full swing. Likewise, it’s a full issue with plenty of stories and edible recommendations to share.

Read my latest reviews and articles at Spoonwiz and Drinkwire. “Like” Perfect Spot Facebook page for updates on restaurant openings, notable dishes & drink, industry news, food/drink recommendations in the Bay Area and around the world.

This issue:

Dining New Zealand-style at Waiheke Island Yacht Club (see "On the Town")

Dining New Zealand-style at Waiheke Island Yacht Club (see “On the Town”)

On the TownTales of the Cocktail 2013: Highlights from another action-packed year in New Orleans at the world’s biggest cocktail conference.
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The LatestDate Night on Nob Hill: A reinvigorated French bistro and a quintessential neighborhood restaurant, fit for the gourmand.
ImbiberUnexpected Spirits at Tales of the Cocktail: Gin Mezcal (!), African-influenced vermouth, rare Japanese & Irish whiskies.
ImbiberBeer Heaven: What to drink at the new Mikkeller Bar SF, a Copenhagen-meets-SF restaurant and beer haven.
On the TownNew Zealand: With America’s Cup in full swing, New Zealand represents with a pop-up restaurant and visiting NZ chefs.

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