Tag: Palo Alto

November’s 10 SF Bay Area Restaurants for Outdoor Dining, Takeout or Delivery

My dining column at print and online magazine, Bob Cut — column details and my philosophy here and last month’s column here— covers standout newcomers and longtimers we want to keep supporting. During pandemic times, I’m covering outdoor dining, takeout and delivery restaurants, all of which I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from, choosing the standouts: Read more →

10 Best Restaurants in Palo Alto

In my latest Time Out column, Palo Alto has long been centered around the great Stanford University and world-changing companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Pinterest and PayPal. With its suburban, college town vibe and heavy dose of chains and mediocre eats lining University Avenue, it’s not exactly been a food destination. But Palo Alto has its gems… if you know where… Read more →

Top 11 Gin Cocktails in US Bars Now

Covering the 11 top gin cocktails of the month around the country at Liquor.com, you’ll find my top national drinks now at these bars/restaurants (click on each for the featured cocktail): The Saratoga, San Francisco Henrietta Red, Nashville Clay, New York City The Good Lion, Santa Barbara Trifecta Tavern, Portland, OR Clique at The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas Copper Spoon, Oakland… Read more →

That One of a Kind Italian Bar Hospitality & Elegance

Published June 14, 2017, my Liquor.com feature on two Italy expats — from Florence and Milano — bringing that one-of-a-kind Italian hospitality and exquisite cocktail style to the Bay Area: Jacopo Rosito of 54 Mint, San FranciscoMassimo Stronati of Vina Enoteca, Palo Alto www.liquor.com/articles/italian-bar-hospitality Burrata foam topped, Rutte Gin & San Marzano tomato cocktail at 54 MintThis way it prevents… Read more →

Hotel of the Month: Four Seasons Silicon Valley

Being a Four Seasons hotel, it’s already obvious why one might recommend Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley for that exceptional service and the luxury details common at Four Seasons properties around the globe. But why this particular property? Four Seasons Silicon Valley is one of those hotels I have long been curious about, passing its nine-story, glass exterior countless times… Read more →