May 15, 2016

“They were two very separate beings, vitally connected, knowing nothing of each other, yet living in their separate ways from one root.” – The Rainbow by D.H. Lawrence

Dining at Playground in Santa Ana in the OC

Dining at Playground in Santa Ana in the OC

As I write, I’m off again… this time to Portugal to meet with local winemakers, dig into restaurants and local foods from Porto to Lisbon and around the Vinho Verde countryside. I’m ready for Madeira, port and white port & tonics alongside all those wines — and there are some restaurants I’m particularly looking forward to visiting (Belcanto in Lisbon!)

Here is my latest feature on creative coffee cocktails in Honolulu.

This issue:

Starbelly cocktails

Starbelly cocktails

ImbiberTop 10 Cocktails of the Month: From clarified goat milk-washed celery bitters to Cocoa Puffs-infused Negronis — 10 top drinks now.
Imbiber9 Intriguing Small Batch Gins from Finland to Minnesota
Wandering Traveler Eating in the OC: From the celebrated Playground to house sausages and burgers (and great beer lists), here are 3 spots worth heading to in the OC.

ImbiberTop 5 Ciders at Cider Summit 2016

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


CLICKABLE LINKS to Social Media & Articles:
Food Republic
Zagat SF Editor
Editor, Distiller Magazine Drinkwire
SF Bay Guardian Critic (Weekly Column: 2009-2013)
Where Magazine
Freelance: Whisky Magazine UK, The Times London, Eater, Tasting Panel Magazine, PureWow, Spoonwiz, Drink Me Magazine, Citysearch, NBC’s The Feast, Blackboard Eats, Tasting Table, Grubstreet

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