Aubrie PickThe Doblon CocktailWith Alex Smith's departure to Honor Bar, Gitane has found a new bar manager, and one who is no stranger to the restaurant: Ramon Garcia, who worked behind the bar during both Carlo Splendorini and Alex Smith's tenures, has taken the position and already implemented ... More >>
I have a teenage nephew who, in the span of two weeks, went from plump, short kid to tall, lanky young man. It's hard not to have that same kind of slack-jawed reaction to the sudden growth spurt of craft bars springing up in Emeryville, first with Prizefighter and now with Honor Bar.
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Is the mall--er, city of-- Emeryville on its way to becoming a new cocktail hub? With Prizefighter set to open later this month in the old Kitty's location, comes news that Alex Smith has left his position as bar manager of Gitane to open up a Honor, a new bar and grill.
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Ron Dollete/FlickrWhere: 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo (at Broadway), 398-1359
When: Mon., July 11th, 8 p.m.
Cost: Free entry (with RSVP: Laura@artintheage.com); $4 Snap and Root cocktails; free passed apps
The rundown: 15 Romolo is the place to combat the new-workweek blues tonight with a good ol ... More >>
There have been a few constants in humanity's aspirations: finding out if we're all alone in the universe, immortality, and successfully getting meat to work in a cocktail. The latter is remarkably delicate work. Go too far in the meat direction and it can get gross (and yes, for vegans and vegeta ... More >>
Lou BustamanteGitane bar manager Alex Smith.In the bad old days, the general notion of a gypsy was somewhere between wizard and outlaw. That pretty much describes Alex Smith, who's bringing his own brand of alchemy as bar manager at Gitane (French for "gypsy"), which is currently making some ... More >>
He's sitting/lying! Out with him! Lo, All Hallows' Eve is nearly upon us. What San Francisco-centric costumes will locals be sporting this year? Cody Ross! Outraged NIMBY anti-Blue Bottle coffee crusaderSit-Lie Hobo
The Bible claims Methuselah lived to be 969. No word on how long he lasted after entering a nursing home.If you're going to put Grandma or Grandpa in a nursing home -- don't put off making a visit. That's the upshot of a U.C. San Francisco study published this week, which reveals elders don't las ... More >>
Angela CalvilloAs noted previously on this page, we've always admired Board of Supervisors Clerk Angela Calvillo's professionalism and steadiness when dealing with deranged lunatics during public comment sessions at meetings. And now we add that we can add that we admire her candor in claiming total ... More >>
Ridership will not arrive today. Maybe tomorrow. Last week, the local papers -- and blogs -- wrote their latest round of stories about how Muni's Culture Bus program is blowing through money faster than a meth addict with six girlfriends. This, along with "What are those bastards at AIG doing with o ... More >>