June 1, 2015

“Travel changes you. As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life – and travel – leaves marks on you. Most of the time, those marks – on your body or on your heart – are beautiful. Often, though, they hurt.” – Anthony Bourdain

Trestle's polenta ravioli (see Top Tastes)

Trestle’s polenta ravioli (see Top Tastes)

Summer approaches and between Germany travels and closer-to-home jaunts to LA and Sonoma, here are some stellar new and under-the-radar restaurants and take-out stops and some stellar wines.

This issue:

Top TastesTop 10 Dishes & New Openings of May: From ancient Roman pinsa to Belgian/German food, impeccable seafood to boozy doughnuts, here are some of the best bites and openings right now.
Top Tastes5 New Take-Out Options: Talking Korean, Dim Sum, Burmese, rotisserie and Vietnamese take-out newcomers.
ImbiberTop 10 Spring Wines: From Italy to France, California to Austria, my top 10 wines tasted this Spring.

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


Boozy doughnuts (see Top Tastes)

Boozy doughnuts (see Top Tastes)

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