Best Bars in Seattle | Food & Wine

Katie Chang Writer Food Wine FWx Restaurants Dining TravelFun fact: Seattle is home to more distilleries than any other city in America (24). Couple that with a dizzying number of local craft breweries, and you’ve got all the makings of a first-rate drinking town. Whether you’re looking for a beer-and-shot situation or a perfectly-prepared martini, here are the bars where you should wet your whistle.

Christina Stembel Wants to Revolutionize How You Buy Flowers | Food & Wine

Katie Chang Writer Travel Food Wine FWxWhen the farm-to-table movement swept over San Francisco’s culinary landscape several years ago, Christina Stembel couldn’t help but notice the flowers gracing the tables of her favorite restaurants: “I kept thinking, ‘why are there ugly carnations on the tables, when everything else is so visually pleasing and locally sourced?’ ”

Mexico City’s Best Cocktail Bars | T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Katie Chang Writer Food Travel New York Times Style Magazine

Following in the footsteps of boundary-pushing chefs like Enrique Olvera of Pujol, the Mexican haute cuisine restaurant that currently occupies the 16th position on the list of the world’s 50 best, mixologists across Mexico City are also making their mark through artful presentations, unusual ingredients and unique bar design. Here, a shortlist of the city’s most exceptional places to imbibe.