January 15, 2022

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” — T.S. Eliot

Dear friends ~

Brand new Osit

As we start another uncertain year in this horrific pandemic, I know so many right now — including in my own family — sick and suffering. Sending healing love out to you all and hope for a turning of the corner that will be better and brighter than we have seen these last two years. Health and safety to you all.

In addition to my regular articles at The Bold Italic, my weekly dining column reviews one restaurant each week. I welcome those interested to follow me, or even sign up for a membership for my articles at Medium, which partially goes to support us as writers. Follow or support here. I thank you.

Per usual, I’m posting my daily research in dining and drink at @ThePerfectSpot on TwitterFacebookInstagram.


Sunset from Edgewood resort, Tahoe

Top TastesAtelier Crenn: One of the world’s best restaurants turns 11 years old. The LatestLive-Fire Cooking Like You’ve Never Experienced Before: At brand new Osito. ImbiberDistiller Bottle Column: This month I review vermouth, Cognac, gin, rum, tequila, Irish and American whiskies, RTDs (canned, ready-to-drink cocktails, soju, cider). Around the BaySouth Lake Tahoe: Where to eat, drink and stay now. Top Tastes — Bluestem Brasserie Is a Slice of Comfort in Downtown SF: Reimagined a decade Since Opening.

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

Cheers, Virginia