Michael Sanson


Michael Sanson took over as editor-in-chief of Restaurant Hospitality magazine the same year Star Trek creator Gene Rodenberry’s ashes were launched into space and Paul McCartney was knighted Sir Paul by the Queen. Since then he’s been writing about his restaurant experiences in an editorial currently called Sanson Sez. His column has elicited all forms of love and hate, which are documented on our letters page, Back Talkin’.
If you have a beef with his opinions or want to share a little love, email Mike. The best of your comments will appear in Back Talkin’.

Stake Chophouse & Bar debuts in San Diego
Stake Chophouse & Bar, one of several concepts from Blue Ridge Hospitality, positions itself as “not your grandpa’s steakhouse.”
Do your new cocktails have legs?  1
The best cocktails have staying power
Michael Mina's Bardot Brasserie opens at Aria in Las Vegas
The James Beard award-winning chef debuts a stylish interpretation of a Parisian brasserie
Master Mixologists: Chad Solomon and Christy Pope 
Midnight Rambler is a dark, sexy space serving neo-classical cocktails created by two top-gun mixologists
Why are restaurants ignoring dessert?  8
Restaurants are leaving revenue on the table by neglecting to offer dessert service
A peek at Chicago's newest gastro hot spot
A great chef in a cool space at an up-and-coming location makes this a must-see restaurant
FT33 chef Matt McCallister gives vegetables their due 
The 33-year-old chef has a deep respect for veggies
Bucato chef Evan Funke's pasta transcends 
Funke is a full-fledged culinary star who can make even the most strong-willed Angeleno take a no-carb break
Master Mixologist: Erick Castro 
Erick Castro is a superstar bartender who has taken San Francisco by storm
Can I please buy a friend a drink? 
Do you have procedures in place to avoid fumbles when customers buy each other drinks or dessert?
Inside Dallas' edgy Midnight Rambler cocktail bar
Take a tour of the new craft cocktail bar below The Joule hotel
Chef Gerard Craft's long, strange trip 
For a relatively young guy, Gerard Craft has been on a long, strange trip
Inside José Andrés' new concepts for SLS Las Vegas Hotel
Get an inside look at Ku Noodle and Bazaar Meat
Jonathon Sawyer surprises with high-end Trentina 
The James Beard-nominated chef surprises his fans with a new fine-dining, tasting-menu concept.
What grates on your bar customers 
Two things are happening at bars all over the country that grate on your customers and me
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