Category: Intro Letter

November 1, 2022

— October Eats Checklist: 6 standouts of the month, from steakhouses (American and Argentinean) to Japanese tsukemen noodles.
—Marlena: Two-year-old neighborhood Michelin revamped on Precita Park.
— There Is A Time for Modern French Fare: Visiting the new La Société.
— Vancouver Guide: 12 top places to dine now.
— Orkney Meets the California Coast: Weekending with Highland Park in Pescadero. Read more →

October 15, 2022

— House Pasta & Caviar to A5 Charcuterie Decadence: SoMa’s new AFICI.
— Honing Palate & How to Make a Tequila with Spirits Whisperer Virginia Miller: My interview at Edible LA Magazine.
— One Year In: Creative NorCal Japanese shines at restaurant Nisei.
— NYC Guide: 12 top places to dine now.
— September Eats Checklist: 6 standouts of the month, from Brittany-style French crêpes to NY slice pizza.
— Distiller Bottle Column: I review tequila, Scotch, gin, vodka, sake, mezcal, American whiskeys, RTDs. Read more →

October 1, 2022

— Purity On the Plate & In the Glass: The new Bar Agricole.
— Food with a View: New life at Navio in The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.
— Fort Point Valencia’s New Chef: Playful take on SF-style seafood & historic dishes.
— A Night in San Jose: 5 standouts in food & cocktails.
— Distiller Magazine St. Louis: Interviews with The Gin Room’s Natasha Bahrami & StilL 630 Distillery’s David Weglarz.

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September 15, 2022

— Vietnamese Food Haven (with Cocktails): Bodega SF reviewed.
— PDX Guide: Where to Eat, Drink & Stay in Portland, Oregon, now.
— Hayes Valley’s Buzzy New Neighborhood Hang: Joey Altman’s Hazie’s reviewed.
— Distiller Bottle Column: I review aquavit, mezcal, gin, vodka, rum, aperitivo, Irish spirit, tequila, American whiskeys, RTDs (canned/bottled cocktails).
— Weekend-ing: Japanese food, drink & cultural events at new Sunnyvale Hotel, Tetra.

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September 1, 2022

— August Eats Checklist: 6 standout newcomers or new menus, from Peruvian vegetarian to a unique juice shop.
— New, Blissful Temple to Seafood in the Mission: Ancora reviewed.
— Upscale Chinese with a View in SF Chinatown: Empress by Boon reviewed, one year in.
— Top 10 St. Louis Bars Now: My Distiller Magazine Summer feature.
— My Belgium Checklist: Where to dine, drink & stay in Brussels & Antwerp.
— Melissa M. Martin’s Lauded Mosquito Supper Club New Orleans in SF: From Louisiana to Jordan, Turntable at Lord Stanley showcases global chefs in SF.

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August 15, 2022

This Issue:

— (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 We’re Still Craving: Which you can still eat around the Bay Area.
The Latest — Maybeck’s 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).

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August 1, 2022

—July Eats Checklist: Six standout newcomers & new menus, from Ukrainian to Nigerian food, Detroit-style pizza to a fried chicken haven.
— An Ode to Japanese Wagyu… Sans the Steak: Gozu reviewed.
— Chinese Fine Dining Unlike Anywhere Else: Eight Tables at China Live reviewed.
— Hawai’i’s Big Island: My 2022 Eat, Drink & Stay Guide.
— Sonoma County Vegan from Three Michelin Team: Little Saint in Healdsburg reviewed.
— Rum Magazine: An rhum agricole renaissance in Hawaii at rum distilleries.

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July 15, 2022


— Ernest: My Bold Italic #1 new restaurant of 2021, reviewed over one year in.
— Uccello Lounge Review: Live music from SF Conservatory students with food from chef legend Loretta Keller.
— My Gin Magazine Bar Guide: Ten of the best bars in Honolulu, Hawaii.
— Rum Magazine: 8 top U.S. rum bars (and they’re not just tiki bars, but have some of those, too).
— Distiller Magazine Bottle Column, June 2022: I review aperitifs/aperitivo, Scotch whisky, rum gin, tequila, mezcal, Irish whiskey, RTDs.’

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July 1, 2022

— Michelin-Starred SF Great: State Bird Provisions, 10 years in.
— June Eat & Drink Checklist: These five newcomers (or new menus) cover the gamut, from Korean hot pot to Roman-style pizza.
— Brand New For the Record & Members Only Reviewed: Two female bartenders with a perspective you can taste in the glass.
— Honolulu Guide 2022, Part 2: 10 Top Restaurants Now + Where to Stay.
— 12 Summer Wines & Somm-Curated Wine Clubs.

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June 15, 2022

— One of the Best Restaurants to Come Out of 2020: A pandemic gem from Michelin and James Beard-level chef and pastry masters.
— From Michelin-Starred Ju-Ni Sushi: Their new Handroll Project is raising the handroll sushi game.
— Honolulu Guide 2022, Part 1: Standout coffee, bites, bakeries and bars with good food in Hawaii’s biggest city.
— Distiller Magazine Bottle Column, May 2022: I review rum, sotol, sloe gin, aperitifs/aperitivo, gin, vodka, American single malt whiskey, RTDs (canned/bottled cocktails).

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