Category: On the Town

Mendocino Coast Ferment & Forage with Little River Inn

It’s always a pleasure to return to the breathtaking, restorative Mendocino Coast and Little River Inn (my past Mendo love/articles here) amid ocean cliffs & redwood forests. I just returned to Little River Inn, May 10-12, for their Forage & Ferment Experience, a weekend of cooking demos, coastal and forest foraging, picnic lunches and eating Mendo’s spectacular seaweed, urchin, scallops,… Read more →

Your Curated Guide to the Best of SF Beer Week

My latest at Time Out is my guide to standout, unique events during SF Beer Week, including sour beer and Norwegian kveik and Maltøl beer throwdowns at Old Devil Moon, “Beer is Agriculture” tours and panel discussion at Admiral Maltings with Dave McLean, et al., and a sensory lab at the Exploratorium with Fort Point Beer Company. Article: Read more →

What is BevCon? Your Next Beverage Industry Conference in Charleston

“What is BevCon?” The question came again and again, even from industry folk. After awhile, I felt like was a spokesperson for the event, proselytizing to the unconverted. So what is BevCon™? Held August 22-24, 2017, in the always delightful town of Charleston (in spite of the sweltering heat of August), BevCon is a beverage industry conference that just completed… Read more →

Food Lovers & 49ers: Michael Mina’s Guest Chef Series at Levi Stadium Football Games

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. The third season of Michael Mina’s Tailgate parties — a food lover’s feasting extravaganza for season ticket holders (annual membership is $3500, including all pre-season and regular season home games) at Levi’s® Stadium Bourbon Steak and Bourbon Pub — is the best season yet. A world class… Read more →