February 1, 2014

“… one genie-soul and only one ever proved too strong for me: San Francisco – up and down the hills I pursued him, missed him and was pursued, by a presence, a powdering of fall gold in the air, a trembling brightness that pierced to the heart, and the sadness of coming at last to the sea, the coming to the end of America. Nobody but a Southerner knows the wrenching rinsing sadness of the cities of the North.”
– Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

Oh, those bialys... at Alta (see "The Latest")

Oh, those bialys… at Alta (see “The Latest”)

The year has just begun and yet it’s already February. As I head up (again) to Seattle working with a spirits judging panel and exploring more Seattle haunts, I’ve been savoring packed weeks of family visits here at home, which always means a flurry of meals at old and new favorites I don’t always have time to return to (YES to Anchor Oyster Bar, Contigo, Tartine Bakery, Bar Tartine, House of Nanking, Capo’s, Lolinda, Thorough Bread & Pastry, etc.)

This issue:

Perfection: Chris McMillian's Absinthe Suiessesse in New Orleans (see "Imbiber")

Perfection: Chris McMillian’s Absinthe Suiessesse in New Orleans (see “Imbiber”)

The LatestAlta – Ushering in the Mid-Market Revival: Exploring the cocktails and cuisine at Daniel Patterson Group’s newest.

Wandering TravelerNew Orleans Dining: Inventive newcomers mixed with recent greats and a legendary classic during my 2013 return to the Queen of the South, New Orleans.
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ImbiberBest Cocktails in New Orleans 2013: The year’s standouts at new and established Nola restaurants/bars.

ImbiberOakland’s New Spirits Shop Extraordinaire: A “hard hat” visit to the soon-to-open spirits shop on Grand Ave.

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