Grand Marnier

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Drink of the Week: The Black Pearl at E&O Asian Kitchen

    When the E&O Trading Company was being relaunched as E&O Asian Kitchen this past summer with a complete remodel, refreshed menu by chef Arnold Eric Wong, and bar overhaul by bar manager Carlos Yturria, the whole thing made sense. Both worked together in similar roles at Baccar back in 2001, and Ytur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    San Francisco's Top 10 Cupcake Spots

    Tamara PalmerPart of the outdoor mural at Let's Cupcake.In a fickle landscape for food businesses, many cupcake shops have opened in recent years in San Francisco -- and, happily, they continue to stick around. While not every innovation regarding the dessert has worked out in practice (cupcake and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Cocktail Week Events for Thursday, Sept. 22

    Lou BustamanteSo much liquid nerdiness in such a beautiful space​Last night's Shaker & Flask event was like being in a picturesque fun house--the gorgeous space, old bric-a-brac, and the dozen or so stations with bubbling and smoking cocktail experiments magnifying the allure. Spherification, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The Hammer Drops: New York's Steve Schneider Tends Bar at Beretta, Delarosa

    Hammer time: Steve Schneider.​This week San Francisco welcomes two hammer-wielding warriors: Thor, the god of thunder, and Steve Schneider, the god of crushed ice.Schneider, from New York's Employees Only bar, will be guest bartending at Beretta and Delarosa. The 27-year-old's story could easily b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Cupid's Arrow, a Blood-Orange Margarita at Puccini and Pinetti

    Tamara Palmer​The Cupid's Arrow cocktail at Puccini and Pinetti is a nice choice for this lovers' weekend, if only for drowning a lonelyheart's sorrows. It's essentially a margarita, made with Partida tequila, muddled blood orange, lime juice, and simple syrup, with a float of Grand Marnier. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Top Chef: Just Desserts, Episode 1: The Good, the Bad, and the Bitchy

    Bravo TVPretty boy swag: Taste Catering's Yigit Pura.​Following Kevin asking "I am?" seconds after being told he was Season 7's Top Chef last night, thereby restoring some reality-show dignity to New Jersey (it's taken a beating from the Housewives and Jersey Shore kids) something oh-so-sweet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Good Foods Catering Goes Underground in Oakland

    Tamara PalmerChef Dontaye Ball.​Good Foods Catering's Dontaye Ball, a presence at farmers' markets and events in San Francisco and Marin County, will head to Oakland next week for a special pop-up dinner at Berlyn's, an eatery soon to open on International Boulevard. Proceeds from the five-cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Feasting Out: New Year's Eve Small-Plates Prix Fixe at Andalu

    minnibeach/Flickr​Where: Andalu 3198 16th St. (at Guerrero), 621-2211 When: Thurs., Dec. 31 Time: 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. The deal: Four-course small-plates prix fixe (with options) includes dessert; possible offerings include ahi, salmon, and hamachi tartare or sherried mushroom soup; scallop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Imbibe for a Good Cause at Mission Street Food's Booze Night

    Mission Mission​Mission Street Food gets saucy this week with Booze Night for Ladies' Night on Thursday, Nov. 19. In other words, MSF will present a menu of alcohol-tinged tastiness, with proceeds to benefit Ladies' Night, a nonprofit program from the Women's Community Clinic, the Mission Neighbor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Don't Wait for 2012 to Shake Up a Batch of Leap Years

    robertr2006/FlickrThe Leap Year might just make you put a ring on it.​A few weeks ago we made mention of The Savoy Cocktail Book, Harry Craddock's seminal bar guide published in 1930. Craddock, a willing refugee from Prohibition-era America, presided over the lobby bar at London's Savoy Hotel, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Champagne Punch: Chunky, Fruit-Filled Kool-Aid for Grownups

    Kevin Littlefield/FlickrLight yet potent.​Before summertime comes to an end and the fruits of the season shrivel into luscious memory, satisfy your stone fruit desires one last time with a light yet potent champagne punch. Raid your local farmers' market for the juiciest plums, apricots, nec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Sangria is as Cooling and Variable as the City's Summer Weather

    JonnyGdeCA/FlickrScore a prime example at Ramblas on Valencia.Sangria is as delectable and as open to experiment and interpretation as paella, its great culinary cohort of the Spanish table. This fruity, sparkling concoction is the perfect light-spirited libation for the summer months and is malleab ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2009

    Creme Brulée Man in Action!

    Last Wednesday, we told you about the Creme Man and his roving Creme Brulée Cart, and after learning via his Twitter account that he'd be rolling through Dolores Park on this glorious Sunday, I caught up with him to ask a few questions.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Behind the Bar with Brandon Skaggs: The Cesar

    Move over, mojito. Step back, caipirinha. Hail Cesar!

  • Dining

    February 18, 2009

    Sheer Poetry

    Simple but good Italian food is tucked away in a second-story room.

  • Dining

    September 10, 2008

    Hurry Up and Slow Down

    The decor and presentation try hard at Level III, but the timing is off.

  • Dining

    October 3, 2007
  • Dining

    April 4, 2007

    The Out-of-Towners

    Two quintessential S.F. restaurants impress visitors from the Southland and our critic

  • Dining

    December 28, 2005

    An Ideal Meal

    Assemble your own from a buffet of the year's best dishes

  • Dining

    September 28, 2005

    You Know What It Means

    To miss New Orleans -- so feast on authentic N.O. turtle soup, crawfish étouffée, and jambalaya right here in North Beach

  • Dining

    September 21, 2005

    Call Off the Quest

    O'Reilly's Holy Grail satisfies on every level: a beautiful room with interesting and delicious food

  • Dining

    May 25, 2005

    Eggs and Cheese, Cheese and Eggs

    Very specific dishes at very specific places

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
  • Best of San Francisco

    May 11, 2005
  • Dining

    November 10, 2004

    Not So Suite

    Ambition outstrips performance at a new French restaurant

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 19, 2004
  • Dining

    January 21, 2004

    Just Like Old Times

    We can't believe how inexpensive the good food is at Watercress

  • Dining

    October 22, 2003

    Am I Blue

    Characterless chowders and seafood seem at home in the too-casual Blue Mermaid

  • Best of San Francisco

    May 14, 2003

    Best Bastardization of the Martini

    Mango Martini at Gaylord India

  • Film

    September 5, 2001

    Reel World

    Oakland's Black Cinema Caf screens challenging films for African-American professionals

  • Dining

    April 4, 2001

    Ready for Takeoff

    SFO restaurants

  • Dining

    February 21, 2001

    Carnival of Sorts

    Monte Carlo Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining

    October 4, 2000
  • Dining

    September 6, 2000

    Real San Francisco

    Hyde Street Bistro

  • Dining

    January 1, 1997

    High Attitude

    Tasting the good and the bad of Paris at South Park Cafe

  • Dining

    October 9, 1996

    Suds City

    It's tapas and beer at the Thirsty Bear

  • Dining

    March 1, 1995

    Puff pieces

    The souffles at Cafe Jacqueline rise to any occasion

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