Some [wo]men are daylight readers, who peruse the ambiguous wording of clouds or the individual letter shapes of wandering birds. Some, like myself, are librarians of the night, whose ephemeral documents consist of root-inscribed bones or whatever rustles in the thickets upon solitary walks. The Unexpected Universe (1969) by Loren Eiseley
Dear friends ~
Two gorgeous Summer weeks home in SF included a brief couple days north of Napa and a quick stint to Portland, Oregon, to visit Iron Chef (and Top Chef) Gregory Gourdet’s brand new modern Haitian restaurant, Kann, and Bar Sousòl downstairs, in addition to two packed days of PDX research and catch-up (articles forthcoming). Now in a few days, I’m off to my dear Mexico again for a few days’ press trip.
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.
The Latest (Yet Another) Pizza Destination: Yellow Moto Pizzeria reviewed.
Around the Bay Where to Eat, Drink & Stay in Downtown Napa Now.
On the Town 7 Foods From Outside Lands 2022 Were Still Craving: Which you can still eat around the Bay Area.
The Latest Maybecks Reviewed: New neighborhood standout where dinner and dessert shine.
Imbiber Distiller Magazine Bottle Column, July 2022: I review aquavit, mezcal, genepi, Cognac, rum gin, tequila, rye whiskey, RTDs (canned/bottled cocktails).
I am also available for consulting, moderating, leading classes and tastings and more (info at virginia-miller.com).
ThePerfect Spot Founder
The Worlds 50 Best Restaurants Academy Chair
Table8 National Editor/VP ZAGAT SF Editor SF Bay Guardian Critic
**Judge or Lead Judge at ADI International Craft Spirits, SF World Spirits, Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, IWSC Spirits, Whiskies of World, World Gin Awards, World Drinks Awards**
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