Greetings from…Chicago! Part II

Continuing back to the Windy City, we continue with a beverage to commence our concluding Part II from Chicago. Cocktail of Chicago: The Office: Rum, Ginger, Bonito, Wasabi, Sesame, and Mint Don’t make me choose between The Aviary and The Violet Hour, Chicago’s pre-eminent craft cocktail bars that are deservedly on every “ten best cocktailContinue reading “Greetings from…Chicago! Part II”

Wine of the Week: 2011 Rebholz Trocken Riesling, Pfalz, Germany

Hurry, there’s only a couple of days of summer left. That means it’s time to sneak in a few more outdoor barbeque sessions, complimented by end of season heirloom tomatoes, corn on the cob, and a few final chilled bottles of Rosé. Then, next week we start with root vegetables, beef stew, and Malbec. NotContinue reading “Wine of the Week: 2011 Rebholz Trocken Riesling, Pfalz, Germany”

Greetings From…Chicago! Part I

Let’s all agree to begin: Chicago is no second city when it comes to eating and drinking. It’s first tier all the way. With all due respect, we’re talking Michael Jordan here, not Scottie Pippin. Is Chicago better than a San Francisco or a New York or a Tokyo dining scene? Yes? Maybe. No? Maybe.Continue reading “Greetings From…Chicago! Part I”

Plat du Jour Tuesday September 17, 2013: Ramen, Ramen, Ramen, and Silicon Valley Eats

Hello everybody! Yes, we’ve been away from the writing table at Trev’s Bistro recently, busy on trips to write about this fall and also on assignment for other publications such as Serious Eats and the SF Weekly. Yes, I know that nothing beats Trev’s Bistro. Not even Saveur or Bon Appetit. So don’t worry, weContinue reading “Plat du Jour Tuesday September 17, 2013: Ramen, Ramen, Ramen, and Silicon Valley Eats”