Tag: Chicago

Chefs & Restaurants Transforming Fine Dining Across the U.S. Now

My VOICES Magazine interview (London publication) with Junghyun and Ellia Park of 2 Michelin-starred, #8 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Atomix in NYC and with chef Peter Hemsley of 1 Michelin starred and Green Michelin-starred Aphotic in San Francisco… talking about the state of fine dining in the U.S. now, where it’s going and how they’re visioning it differently.

In addition, talking examples across the U.S. in San Francisco (Merchant Roots, Osito, Noodle in a Haystack), Chicago (El Ideas, Parachute), New Orleans’ (Mosquito Supper Club, Lengua Madre) and my birthplace of Oklahoma City (Nonesuch, Grey Sweater). Read more →

7 Bars Serving Standout Frozen Cocktails Across the US

Covering 7 standout frozen/slushie cocktails around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks on menus at these bars/restaurants: — Beehive, San Francisco— Manolito, New Orleans— Downtown Sporting Club, Nashville— Adrift Tiki Bar, Denver— Best Intentions, Chicago— Pacific Hideaway, Huntington Beach (OC), CA— Bourbon O Bar, New Orleans Strangelove (Beehive, San Francisco, CA)The Mission district’s delightful Beehive is… Read more →

11 Top Cocktails Around the US — October 2018

Covering the 11 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks on menus at these bars/restaurants: The Roosevelt Room, Austin Decca, Louisville Lil’ Gem, New York City Arguello, San Francisco Palomar, Portland, OR Lonesome Rose, Chicago The Cottonmouth Club, Houston Sababa, Washington D.C. The Up & Up, New York City The Bar… Read more →

10 Top Cocktails Around the US Now — August 2018

Covering the 10 hottest cocktails of the month around the US at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks now at these bars/restaurants: La Mar Cebicheria, San Francisco Mr. Lee’s, Louisville, KY Connie & Ted’s, Los Angeles Golden Teardrops, Chicago Sylvain, New Orleans Blue Duck Tavern, Washington D.C. Nico, San Francisco Lola, Louisville, KY The 404 Kitchen/Gertie’s, Nashville Bible Club,… Read more →

8 Hotels Where You Can Eat & Drink Right

Published at Liquor.com on February 6, 2018, my article on eight unique hotels around the world that also do right by food and drink:— Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver — The Dewberry, Charleston — The Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii — The Pottinger, Hong Kong — The Zetter Townhouse, Clerkenwell — Conrad, Chicago — The Venetian, Las Vegas — Freehand, Los Angeles Article… Read more →

A Tribute to Italy, The Feminine & Fellini in Chicago — One of My New Favorites

Published on September 29, 2017, at Liquor.com, this article shares the fascinating details of how to commit to a theme in a new Chicago bar — Otto Mezzo — that serves mostly only Italian spirits, all Italian wines and beers and is a seductive, beautiful “escape.” Article and photos here. **Sadly, not long after this was published, the bar unexpectedly… Read more →

Culinary Chicago — My Travel Article in Alaska Airlines’ Magazine

My August 2017 Alaska Beyond Magazine 5-page travel article on the best in Chicago food, arts and hotels now… www.paradigmcg.com/digitaleditions/abm-0817/files/99.html  As Alaska Beyond magazine called it quits in 2021, the articles have all been taken down. My article content is below: The Windy City has long been one of the country’s great food cities for sheer diversity alone. From rare… Read more →