David Landis is a freelance writer for the San Francisco Bay Times. His regular column, The Gay Gourmet, profiles iconic San Francisco Bay Area, California and U.S. restaurants, food, chefs, recipes, consumer food products, wine/spirits, hospitality, travel and more with an LGBT lens. A foodie since day one, David has honed his skills in restaurants throughout California, the United States and worldwide. David also writes about the arts, entertainment, travel and hospitality for the San Francisco Bay Times. For several years, David has been a judge for Los Angeles' prestigious Taste Awards, highlighting the best food shows on television, in film and online. Mr. Landis also is the recipient of a San Francisco Press Club Journalism award for feature writing and a member of the Bay Area Travel Writers association. In his other life, David is the retired Founder of Landis Communications Inc. (LCI), an award-winning integrated marketing communications firm in San Francisco. David formerly worked at KPIX-TV, the CBS TV affiliate in San Francisco, where he helped the station win a Peabody award and two National Emmy Awards. He also worked as PR Director for the San Francisco Symphony, where he helped open Davies Symphony Hall.
A 40-year resident of San Francisco, David loves the arts, books, travel, dogs, hiking and of course the culinary delights of San Francisco. He and his husband, Sean Dowdall, live in Pacific Heights with their two adorable pound pups, Gaston and Alphonse.
David is interested in restaurants that have stood the test of time, that welcome LGBTQ customers or have an LGBTQ angle and that are in the San Francisco Bay Area and California. I'm also interested in any food stories, recipes, chefs, wines/spirits, authors or consumer food products as well. And if you have an arts, entertainment, travel or hospitality story, I also write about those topics as well. Want to get in touch or have a story idea? Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, please follow me on Instagram @gaygourmetsf.