June 1, 2014

“Only those who have transcended the world can bring about a better world… Everybody you come in contact with will be touched by your presence and affected by the peace that you emanate… You teach through being, through demonstrating the peace of God.” ? Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

Learning about saké brewing in the Willamette Valley

Learning about saké brewing in the Willamette Valley

As I settle in as Zagat Editor for San Francisco/Bay Area, I am daily covering new openings and old favorites, drink and events all over SF and NorCal (weekly Bay Area newsletter here; follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF). I’ve been keeping busier than usual with the unreal slew of 6-8 major openings a week we’ve been experiencing in SF alone (see “Top Tastes”), while savoring inspiring overnight jaunts in places like Port Costa (articles to come).

Here’s to a rich summer for each of you…

This issue:

A Grasshopper shake at Pepe Le Moko in Portland

A Grasshopper at Pepe Le Moko in Portland

Top TastesMy Zagat Articles, May 15-31: Food & drink recommends, early tastes at new openings, major food events, coffee and cocktail coverage, South Bay day trips and more.
Wandering Traveler/ImbiberSaké in the Willamette Valley: In the heart of Oregon’s wine country… for proper saké.
Wandering TravelerOne Night in Portland: Back in PDX for an izakaya/sushi crawl and 2 cocktail bars.
Imbiber5 NorCal Beers You Should Try: Unusual small batch beers from Santa Cruz to Palo Alto, SF to Sacramento.

As your personal concierge who tells it like a good friend would, I also create personalized itineraries: trips, meals, explorations (under “Services“).


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