August 1, 2016

“When our eyes are graced with wonder, the world reveals its wonders to us. There are people who see only dullness in the world and that is because their eyes have already been dulled… The quality of our looking determines what we come to see. Too often we squander the invitations extended to us because our looking has become repetitive and blind. The mystery and beauty is all around us but we never manage to see it.”
Beauty: The Invisible Embrace by John O’Donohue

Unforgettable Tales of the Cocktail moments (under On the Town)

Unforgettable Tales of the Cocktail moments (see On the Town)

Just back from Tales of the Cocktail and my beloved New Orleans (more on that below), I now depart for Taiwan, my first visit on a press trip, anticipating the intense heat and incredible food.

As national editor at Table8, here is our latest dining around the country, as well as all my latest on Bay Area standouts. In addition, here’s some of my latest at — and more here.

This issue:

The Bakery at Fat Rice in Chicago (see Wandering Traveler)

The Bakery at Fat Rice in Chicago (see Wandering Traveler)

Imbiber Top 12 Bay Area Cocktails Now: What’s exciting and delicious on menus now from SF to Oakland.
Wandering Traveler9 Restaurants Worth Visiting in Chicago Now: From Indian-British pub fare (with excellent beer) to a Macanese bakery.
Wandering Traveler Where to Drink Now in Chicago: 10 top bars, new and established, for great cocktails.
On the Town Highlights of Tales of the Cocktail 2016: Top moments from another unforgettable (exhausting) Tales in New Orleans.

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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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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