December 1, 2019

“Vital experiences include the experiences of ecstasy and union, joy and beauty, that no one can take from us. They are.. those moments people remember on their death beds when they die peacefully. They are grace. Grace breaks through. These are mystical moments. Mysticism is our breakthrough experiences of union, of ecstasy…” — Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times by Matthew Fox

Deck the Halls Bar, a Christmas pop-up bar — with Hanukah good times upstairs at Dreidel Bar — at Rusted Mule throughout De ember (see my @ThePerfectSpot social media feeds for more posted on December 2).
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This cold, dark season is also a time of waiting and rebirth, a gestation period for the spring that is coming… I’m grateful for time to reflect and be with those I love.

Just back from Sichuan/Szechuan food research and adventures in Chengdu, China, I’ve cherished being home for Thanksgiving with visiting family. I was supposed to head off across the world again this week but that trip is postponed until 2020, giving me a welcome longer stretch home.

Here’s to a beautiful December for each of you…

Matterhorn Restaurant + Bakery, SF (see “The Latest”)

The Latest6 Top New SF Restaurants of the Month: Whether unique brewpub food, modern Moroccan, vegetarian or Swiss food, these newcomers are worth visiting.
Wandering TravelerA Unique Marriage Between Cognac & Ireland: My latest returns to Ireland and France exploring a collaboration between Irish Whiskey and Cognac from longtime families in both countries.
ImbiberThe Mexican Spirits Tradition You Don’t Know About: Flavored Bacanora’s historic roots shine at this Mexico distiller.
ImbiberBar Spotlight on Nic Torres at True Laurel: Why this bar features some of the most humbly innovative drinks in the world.

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