I’m just back from two weeks in France, jet-lagged and writing at 5am. It turns out that an impassioned blog post I wrote in my hotel room, in Peripgnan (the Roussillon), was not actually published. Probably a good thing? While I was away, my article about The Big Glou finally came out in Brooklyn Magazine (it… Continue reading Article + Photos From The Big Glou
Today, Food Republic published my story on the neighborhood of Bushwick, which has in recent months become a destination dining neighborhood thanks to new, cutting-edge restaurants with next-level food and drink. Read it here. All of the restaurants discussed are excellent and highly-recommended! I especially suggest cocktails at Syndicated, and the ridiculously good burger at Maite,… Continue reading The Best Neighborhood For Eating And Drinking Is Bushwick, Plus Other Latest Stories
There’s a great wine bar pop-up happening . . . right now (in Manhattan). Sorry if you missed tonight’s, but you can go tomorrow! I meant to post about this a few days ago so people would know about it, but got too busy. Hopefully those of you who actually read my blog (you exist,… Continue reading There’s A Great Wine Bar Pop-Up Happening Right Now
My last two Eater articles have been so nerdy. And I fear it’s just the beginning. First, I wrote about the question: Should natural wine become an “official” category? It’s a real issue in France, at the moment. Thanks to the Big Glou (which, soon, you’ll hear more about, when my article about that tasting… Continue reading A New Appellation, Ivy Mix Profile
Is anyone else tired of those sponsored Twitter ads, for the “Netflix of wine,” showing a woman nursing an oversized glass of red? Well, ignore the “Netflix of wine,” because I think we need wine for Netflix. Yes, I know–like me, you’ve also begun binge-watching House of Cards Season 4! And possibly you also blazed through the… Continue reading Wine For Netflix, Mezcal, Breaking Wine “Rules”
I discovered some really amazing bottles of Tempranillo while working on this article. I think it’s really cool to study a grape this way, and see how variations in climate, viticulture, and oaking practices can produce radically different versions of the same varietal. It also sounds like some really interesting, political changes are at work right… Continue reading Tempranillo Time on Eater!
I just wrote 38 bar reviews in 24 hours, it was crazy (and believe it or not, I’ve actually been to *most* of them) . . . But what I really wanted to say is that I had some fiction published recently, which is great, because it’s nice to write about something besides food and drinking,… Continue reading February update