Dear Friends ~
Just wrapping a busy month of spirits judging (ADI International Craft Spirits Awards and SF World Spirits Comp), family visits in SoCal and lots of restaurant and bar research at home, in May I ready for another week of consulting in Guadalajara and Arandas, Mexico, and Healdsburg Wine & Food Experience May 18-21.
In addition to my regular articles at Medium, 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. I thank you.
Per usual, I’m posting my daily research in dining and drink at @ThePerfectSpot on Twitter, Facebook (and why I’m boycotting Instagram here).
The Latest — The New, Dark, Moody, Lush, Unique Aphotic Restaurant: Wildly sustainable seafood and house-distilled cocktails in one of the most exciting new openings of the year thus far.
Imbiber/Top Tastes — April Eats: 8 SF & Oakland spots winning with cocktails AND food.
Wandering Traveler — Eating & Drinking Around Raleigh-Durham: My 12-stop North Carolina restaurant and bar guide.
The Latest — Rare Isaan Thai Platters Hidden Off A FiDi Alley: The new Hed VeryThai reviewed.
Imbiber — DISTILLER Bottle Column: This issue I review rum, shochu, gin, Scotch whisky, mezcal, RTDs (ready-to-drink canned/bottled drinks), port, bourbon whiskey.
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
The Bold Italic Weekly Restaurant Reviews & Travel Column
**Judge or Lead Judge at ADI International Craft Spirits, SF World Spirits, Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards, IWSC Spirits, Whiskies of World, New Orleans Spirits Competition, World Gin Awards, World Drinks Awards**
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Books: Pur in Spirit & Distilled Stories