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December 15, 2020

Dear friends ~

Hard to believe this insane year is nearing an end… Trusting more miracles and hope lie just around the bend. We have endured much this brutal year and season and I see how brave and tenacious all of you in our industry have been — and how tough it is to hang on without aid. I am thankful for rich, meaningful relationships far and wide, for health, my home, my city, and a long list of things. Sending love to you, your families and friends/communities for a renewing and hope-filled 2021.

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April 1, 2018

This issue:
— 3 Upscale New Izakayas: Japanese bar food with a touch of elegance — and great cocktails or saké.
— 11 Top Whisk(e)y Cocktails Around the Country: Whether American or Irish whiskey, Scotch or Japanese whisky, these national bars are playing with them in unexpected ways.
— Southern Comfort in Unexpected Places: Southern influence pops-up at a few restaurants that may not have an overt Southern theme.
— What to Eat at Your New Italian Go-Tos: Pasta, pizza, amari and bocci newcomers from Berkeley to SF.
— Top 5 Whiskies at Whiskies of the World 2018

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April 15, 2017

This issue:

— Top 3 New Restaurants of the Month: Maybe the most exciting and ambitious Chinese restaurant/bar/market concept… ever. A cocktail bar with killer food. Affordable Cuban food.
— Why Oxford, Mississippi, Is a Food & Literature Lovers’ Town
— Top 5 Whiskies from Whiskies of the World 2017: Another year of hundreds of whiskies from around the globe on a sternwheeler in the Bay, with standouts from India to Scotland, US to Japan.
— Hotel of the Month: Four Seasons Silicon Valley looks like a corporate office building, but here’s why it’s special, from a new cafe and remodel to impeccable pastas and s’mores by the pool.

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April 1, 2016

— Top 7 Cocktails of the Month: From a magical new Tiki bar to Indian-inspired cocktails — what is worth drinking now.
— 5 New Spirits: Tasting Polugar (“Russian bread wine”), pisco, cachaca, Irish whiskey and rum.
— My Top 3 Whiskies at Whiskies of the World 2016: From Scotch to whiskey blended and finished in Berkeley.

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May 15, 2014

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done!” ? Vincent van Gogh, My Life & Love Are One You may have heard: I took on the job as Zagat Editor for San Francisco/Bay Area (sign up… Read more →

June 15, 2012

“Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel My BBQ obsession is no secret. I’m delighted to be offering a VIP package for two (valued at $214) to you, my readers. It’s for the 2nd annual Bay Area BBQ Championship, an AFS fundraiser, on Saturday, 7/7, at Oakland Coliseum. Besides the A’s vs. Mariners game,… Read more →

May 15, 2012

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.” – Leo Tolstoy This issue is action-packed… time for this to be split up once a week vs. bi-weekly, eh? There’s a slew of new and classic recommends this issue, both at home and afar. Top Tastes – Sushi East & West: Explore a new… Read more →

April 1, 2011

“What she [M.F.K. Fisher] may not have realized was how paying such great attention to her senses would change her. Knowing she would write home about almost everything she ate and saw, she became increasingly observant.” – Anne Zimmerman, “An Extravagant Hunger: The Passionate Years of M.F.K. Fisher” Savoring the current warm, clear nights, Spring is in full force, and… Read more →