Dan Q. Dao is a writer focused on travel, culture, nightlife, and food and drink with more than a decade of hospitality industry experience.
Dao has written for publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire, Food & Wine, GQ, Paper, Travel & Leisure and Vice and previously was the deputy digital editor at Saveur and the assistant food and drink editor at Time Out New York. He has more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry. While working as a staff editor, he moonlighted at New York City's acclaimed Middle Branch, where he learned to develop cocktail recipes. Beyond writing, he serves as PR director for Vietnamese coffee roaster Nguyen Coffee Supply and creative director for Madame Vo restaurant group.
Awards and Publications
- 2019 WSET & IWSC Future 50 Award for Spirits
- 2018 Spirits Business Young Drinks Writer of the Year Award
Dao holds a B.A. in broadcast journalism and East Asian studies from New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
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