We may not get the dramatic announcements of spring's arrival that other parts of the country get, like crocuses jetting out through the snow, but we do get our own subtle declaration of a new season. With asparagus season having peaked, the presence of local strawberries and cherries forecasting lo ... More >>
SF Chefs, the week-long celebration of the San Francisco food and drink, has taken up residence once again in Union Square. The white tent being draped over an entire city block won't officially open until Friday night, when it will feature dozens of bars and restaurants representing over the course ... More >>
Lou BustamanteKicking off Cocktail Week inside Anchor Brewery and DistilleryAfter a kickoff night Monday with perfect weather, and more people wanting to attend than there were tickets to be had, San Francisco Cocktail Week continues today with a much broader schedule.
Tonight's festivities ... More >>
Lou BustamanteFormer Zero Zero bar manager Joel Teitelbaum
Joel Teitelbaum, has garnered a ton of press for his work as bar manager of Zero Zero, but he tells SFoodie he has just left the restaurant after his position was eliminated. Teitelbaum didn't say what his plans were, but it sounds like ther ... More >>
Between the cold, soggy spring weather and this weekend's Rapture
(aka End of Days), a few drinks on a Tuesday night should be all the
comfort you really need. Warm up your insides at either of these events, while making
your last few days on Earth count. Anyway, use the excuse to.Caroline on Cra ... More >>
Zero Zero's Joel Teitelbaum.Barrel-Aged Negroni Party
Where: Zero Zero, 826 Folsom (at Fourth St.), 348-8800
When: Mon., Mar. 21, 5:30-10 p.m.
Cost: $6 per drink
The rundown: Barrel-aging cocktails is a concept currently finding appeal in bars around the world, and for good reason. Just ... More >>
tzutzanu/FlickrJackie Patterson, formerly of Heaven's Dog, now brand ambassador for Lillet and Solerno.What motivates a bartender to walk away from nightly appearances behind the stick to take a position as "brand ambassador" for a large spirits company? In the first part of this story, we de ... More >>
Brandywine HartmanNeyah White left the bar at Nopa to work for Suntory Japanese whisky.As a career choice, bartending has seen historic ups and downs. It was a genuine profession in the 19th century, an outlaw one during Prohibition. And up until recently, tending bar was a gig you held down ... More >>
Lou BustamanteLast night: Under construction at the Boothby Center.Last night's kickoff party at the Boothby Center (still very much under construction) was a total blast. Cocktail Week organizer the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail seized on the construction theme, with yel ... More >>
Carina OstLocal hero: Serpentine's lime-spiked Kentucky Buck.You could argue that San Francisco doesn't get hot enough to need a summertime cocktail. We vehemently disagree: A refreshing cocktail that hits all the flavor points is a drink for all seasons.
We can't remember when we had our fi ... More >>
Monitoring the past 96 hours of gossip and cold, hard facts about restaurant openings and closings in San Francisco.SFoodie doesn't know what you all did over your three-day weekend, but we spent most of it on the couch, catching up on True Blood episodes and ruing the millions of dollars the cit ... More >>
CUESA/Flickr15 Romolo's Scott Baird.A word of warning to drinkers in the Bay Area this weekend: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, NYC's first-ever multi-day festival celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail, goes down May 14-18. What's that got to do with ... More >>