November 1, 2013

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini

Hanging with jimadors & distillers in the mountains of Oaxaca (see Wandering Traveler)

Hanging with jimadors & distillers in the mountains of Oaxaca (see Wandering Traveler)

Having just left Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region (where Fellini hails from, which inspired the quote), I then traveled to Austria and am now in Switzerland, a return to three countries I love dearly. Though I am sad to leave Europe, I am carrying back the inspiration and rejuvenation gained here.

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:

Top TastesTransported to Spain in SF: Two very different Spanish restaurants – one nationally-raved about hotspot, one neighborhood destination.

Oaxacan streets alive with mole, mezcal & chapulines (fried grasshoppers)

Oaxacan streets alive with mole, mezcal & chapulines (fried grasshoppers)

Wandering TravelerEnchanting Oaxaca: Exploring my favorite Mexican city – streets filled with mole, mezcal and chapulines (fried grasshoppers).
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ImbiberOaxacan Mezcal Distilleries: An unforgettable trip through Oaxaca exploring mezcal distilleries, including ancient clay pot distillation.
Around the BayNapa & Sonoma Cocktails & Bitters: The best bitters shop in the country and the latest in Wine Country cocktails.

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