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  • Taste of Brooklyn

    published Feb 21, 2011

    Damon Boelte at Beretta and Delarosa When: Beretta on Tue., Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Delarosa on Wed., Feb. 23, :30 p.m.-1 a.m. Where: Beretta, 1199 Valencia (at 23rd St.), 695-1199 ; Delarosa, 21... More >>

  • Shot and a Beer ― 15 of 'Em! ― at the Boothby

    published Feb 16, 2011

    1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, and 1 Beer Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth St.), Ste. 120 When: Sat., Feb. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $45 The rundown: As much as we lo... More >>

  • Where to Toast Love (or Loneliness) This Weekend

    published Feb 11, 2011

    The old saying "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker" might not always be true, but our experience shows that cupid is most effective when firing shots of booze, not arrows. With that in mind, here's... More >>

  • No. 68: Prospect's Catcher in the Rye

    published Feb 10, 2011

    SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition. Brooke Arthur's cocktail program at Prospect is exciting for the broad range of drinks she's producing, from... More >>

  • Cognac 101 at the Boothby

    published Feb 08, 2011

    Cognac for Beginners Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth St.), Ste. 120 When: Wed., Feb. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $20 The rundown: For most of us, Cognac is the e... More >>

  • No. 74: Comstock Saloon's Pisco Punch

    published Feb 02, 2011

    SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition. The one issue all cocktail historians can agree on is this: Determining the origin of a drink is imprecise w... More >>

  • A Monthly Celebration of Bartending OCD

    published Jan 28, 2011

    Savoy Cocktail Night at the Alembic Where: The Alembic, 1725 Haight (at Cole), 666-0822 When: Sun., Jan. 30; starts at 6 p.m. The rundown: Once a month at the Alembic, the normal cocktail menu ... More >>

  • Barrique Rolls Out the Barrels

    published Jan 28, 2011

    There's something romantic about barrel tasting, whether wine, spirits, or even vinegar, the thrill of liquid in flux, at a precise moment of its evolution. That's the atmosphere that Barrique, the n... More >>

  • Pizza-Cocktail Synergy Continues with Zero Zero's Joel Teitelbaum

    published Jan 27, 2011

    It never ceases to fascinate us that pizzerias have become some of the best places to get a cocktail in the Bay Area. Before Beretta ignited the artisanal cocktail and pizza craze back in 2008, who wo... More >>

  • Sushi + Burrito = Sushirrito (and Crazy-Long Lines)

    published Jan 21, 2011

    First things first: If something isn't wrapped in or contained by a tortilla or grain-based flatbread of some kind, you really shouldn't call it a taco or a burrito. Namu, love those ssam things you ... More >>

  • Bourbon 101 at the Boothby

    published Jan 20, 2011

    Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth St.), Ste. 120 When: Thu., Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m. Cost: $35 The rundown: Jim Rutledge, ... More >>

  • Orson's Ian Adams, S.F.'s Newest Bartender to Watch

    published Jan 19, 2011

    Orson first drew me through its doors 3 years ago when it opened, back when Jackie Patterson was running the bar show. It was a time when Patterson was honing her personal style and gaining accolades ... More >>

  • Smuggler's Cove Postpones (and Clones) Panamanian Rum Event

    published Jan 14, 2011

    The Abuelo rum event at Smuggler's Cove that we previewed yesterday? Postponed till February, though now there are two opportunities to meet master distiller Richardo Henriquez and taste his Panamania... More >>

  • Saturday: Rum and Pana-Mania at Smuggler's Cove

    published Jan 13, 2011

    UPDATE Jan. 14: This event has been rescheduled. Details here. Abuelo Rum at Smuggler's Cove Where: Smuggler's Cove, 650 Gough (at McAllister), 869-1900 When: Sat., Jan. 22, 5 p.m. sharp Cost: Fr... More >>

  • Napa's Food Truck Friday Has Destination Potential

    published Jan 10, 2011

    Napa is no slouch when it comes to dining, so we were excited to explore the food truck scene at Friday's once-a-month Napa Valley food truck rally. Staged in a dirt lot right next to Oxbow Public Ma... More >>

  • Exploratorium's Science of Cocktails Returns

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Science of Cocktails is headed back to the Exploratorium, with a brilliant blend of drinks both educational and potent. Between hors d'oeuvres stations, bartenders and Exploratorium scientists will d... More >>

  • Three Cocktail Tutorials for Shaking Up Your Game

    published Jan 06, 2011

    There's something oddly charming about the month of January, the brisk days so full of potential and resolve that only a fresh start can bring ― or maybe that's just the hangover finally wearing off... More >>

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