June 1, 2021

Dear friends ~

The Tailor’s Son saffron risotto with bone marrow

Summer is underway and life continues to return vibrantly each week.

It’s ever a joy to moderate the panels for the Golden Gate Restaurant Association’s Restaurants Rising webinars, as I have for over a year now, with truly inspiring chefs/owners and human beings. May 2021’s panel was one of our most inspiring… I left uplifted. You can watch and/or listen to the panel & our conversation here with 2 Michelin-starred chef/co-owner Suzette Gresham of Acquerello, co-founder/CEO of beloved Senor Sisig, Evan Kidera, and operating partner of longtimer Wayfare Tavern, Tony Marcell.

Per usual, I’m posting my daily research in dining and drink (takeout to outdoor dining) at @ThePerfectSpot on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


Dirty Habit’s Indigo Waves cocktail: vodka, coconut, lavender, vanilla, lime, butterfly pea flower


Top Tastes/The Latest — May’s Top 10 Bay Area Restaurants: 10 SF newcomers and longtimers, including standouts in Italian, hot chicken, sandwiches, Peruvian, gastropub/brewery, American comfort food, sushi, Modern British and Guamanian/Chamorro food.
Featured Neighborhood — 5 Places to Dine in SF’s Japantown: Five of the best restaurants and food spots in the America’s first — and one of few remaining — Japantown.
Imbiber — Distiller Bottle Column: In my latest column, I review sherry, Baijiu-style spirit, RTDs (canned cocktails/drinks), Scotch, gin, Serbian rakija, vodka, bourbon and non-alcoholic spirits.

I am also available for consulting, moderating, leading classes and tastings and more (info at virginia-miller.com).