Pictured here are our Beverage Editor Adam Rains, Bulleit Owner Tom Bulleit, DIAGEO Whiskey Ambassador Doug Kragel and Caroline Boger enjoying lunch at the classic French Creole eatery Palace Café while in New Orleans for the Tales of the Cocktail bartending extravaganza. The Café has a lively, elegant decor and a great bar in the back. The group tried many types of seafood including a creamy, savory & delicious Crab Cheesecake, and on that day enjoyed some of America’s best whiskey from Mr. Bulleit himself.


A lot of changes have been happening at the Tropicana, all of them good, including the opening of Oakville Steakhouse, named for its emphasis on Napa Valley wine. At a recent media tasting our Editorial Director Bob Barnes and Editors at Large Elaine and Scott Harris were treated to delights including Lamb Eggplant Taco, Ahi Tuna Poke, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese, Pan Roasted Sea Bass, Texas Wagyu NY Strip, Dry Aged Bone In Filet, Lobster Scalloped Potatoes and Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie. Based on our tasting, this is a new restaurant worth checking out, again and again.


Our Senior Editor Mike Fryer recently went on an Alaska fishing venture assignment to Seldovia, but no one mentioned that the town had no roads in or out, so he had to resort to sea or airplane and the comforts of the Alaska Air Taxi…