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posted on July 7, 2017
Uma Casa
review by Bryce Wiatrak

When chef Telmo Faria opened Uma Casa in January 2017, it became San Francisco’s first Portuguese restaurant. Adorned with hand-painted blue and white tiles, the restaurant emphasizes seafood (a bountiful raw bar is the first thing you’ll notice walking in the ...Read the full review

posted on June 23, 2017
71Above
review by Patrick J. Comiskey

At 71Above, you’d be forgiven for looking up from your meal. On the 71st floor of the US Bank Tower, you’re privy to a nearly 360-degree view of LA, from downtown landmarks to the San Gabriel Mountains. The ...Read the full review

posted on June 15, 2017
Maison Corbeaux
review by Luke Sykora

Kyle Nadeau has built one of the most impressive whisk(e)y collections in San Francisco at Maison Corbeaux: dozens of single-barrel Bourbons from producers like Four Roses and Wild Turkey, coveted old Scotch bottlings including a range from the long-gone Port Ellen distillery, plenty of Japanese whiskeys, plus ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
Foodshed Takeaway
review by Julia Weinberg

For a grab-and-go picnic-in-a-vineyard perfection, stop by the Italian-influenced retail store and take-away shop Foodshed in North Napa. Napa native Giovanni Guerrera opened it in July 2013 after a stint in Italy working for Alice Water’s Rome Sustainable Food Project. ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
The Corner
review by Julia Weinberg

Less than a year old, The Corner came out with a cellar to compete against the valley’s three-star Michelins. Trevor Sheehan runs the wine list, indulging deeply in his obsessions with Burgundy, Champagne, old California and whiskey; Dustin Falcon ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
Taco Addiction
review by Julia Weinberg

Napa has no shortage of great taco trucks, but if there’s time for only one stop, make it Taco Addiction. Typically stationed outside the movie theater in South Napa, with guest appearances at hot spots like

posted on May 26, 2017
Miminashi
review by Elaine Chukan Brown

Chef Curtis di Fede, previously known for his seasonal Italian menu at Oenotri, takes inspiration from Japanese izakaya cuisine at Miminashi in downtown Napa. Ad Hoc alum Jessica Pinzon finds partners for ginger-sausage ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
TORC
review by Julia Weinberg

At Torc, husband and wife duo Sean and Cynthia O’Toole offer the truffles and blue-chip wines of a fine-dining destination without the pomp and hush. Come for handmade pastas, locally raised heritage meats, and vegetable sides featuring produce grown ...Read the full review

posted on May 26, 2017
Cadet
review by Julia Weinberg

Inspired by the late-night dance-and-drink parties at winemaker Abe Schoener’s place, Colleen Fleming and Aubrey Bailey opened Cadet on an alley off First Street in the summer of 2014. It’s since transformed Napa nightlife. Or perhaps more accurately, created ...Read the full review

posted on March 20, 2017
Here’s Looking At You
review by Patrick J. Comiskey

Here’s Looking at You could only be in LA’s Koreatown, the dense ethnic enclave west of Downtown. In a sleek space on busy Sixth Street, Jonathan Whitener, late of ...Read the full review

posted on January 19, 2017
The Morris
review by Luke Sykora

While running the wine program for Melissa Perello at Frances and joining Daniel Patterson as a partner at Coi, SF sommelier and all around wine geek Paul Einbund began to set his sights on his own restaurant. Even after an initial location fell through, he continued to buy wine ...Read the full review

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