You’d be tempted to call The Madrigal an upscale cocktail lounge with elevated bar food, ideal for pre-and post-show imbibing near the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, Ballet, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and SF Jazz. And it is. But it’s much more. Debuting on Van Ness Avenue in December 2021 from Hi Neighbor Hospitality (Trestle, The Vault Steakhouse, The Vault Garden), The Madrigal feels like what the space should have always been. Read more →
Published May 2021 at Distiller Magazine, my bottle column covers trends and reviews international spirits, with taste ratings:
My dining column at print and online magazine, Bob Cut — column details and my philosophy here — covers standout newcomers and longtimers we want to keep supporting. During shelter-in-place pandemic times, I cover outdoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants:
My dining column at print and online magazine, Bob Cut — column details and my philosophy here — covers both standout newcomers and longtimers we want to keep supporting.
During shelter-in-place pandemic times, the column is in takeout/delivery mode:
Published by Where Traveler (my other Where articles here) in September 2019, my article on 6 top new Bay Area restaurants, from modern Thai to retro supperclub: — Nari (Inspired Thai in Japantown)— Selby’s (Retro-Elegant Night Out in Atherton/Redwood City)— Square Pie Guys (Detroit Pizza & Decadent Goodness in SoMa)— Um.Ma (Hip Korean in Inner Sunset)— Bac Lieu (Neighborhood Vietnamese in Outer Mission)—… Read more →