Dear friends —
Just returning from Las Vegas for the ADI Craft Distilling Conference and Whiskey Summit, where I spoke and moderated different panels, I savored a glorious few days at home in SF with perfect weather (70s Farenheit; 22-26 Celsius). Now I’m off to Whidbey Island near Seattle for a retreat weekend with dear friends over the Labor Day holiday.
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Around the Bay — Matty’s Old Fashioned: Black-owned, refined tribute to diner food at this new Oakland restaurant from a barbecue master.
The Latest — A Pie Shop to a Legendary SF Dessert Reborn: 5 food standouts of the month,
Wandering Traveler — Lisbon: My Whisky Magazine guide to 10 of the Portugal’s city’s best bars.
Top Tastes — Where to Eat with Your Family in San Francisco: 8 under-the-radar spots to eat with kids, from a game parlor with waffles to Asian chicken boxes covering a few country’s style of street food chicken.
I am also available for consulting, moderating, leading classes and tastings and more (info at virginia-miller.com).
**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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