When Picán in Oakland opened up back in 2009, it was pioneering the Southern-cuisine-with-a-twist movement, but it was also one of the only bars with a big focus on bourbon and rye whiskies. With a sizable collection of whiskey on its bar, including some rare and custom bottles, restaurant owner Mi ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition
At 2 a.m., belly full of Jack Daniels and hair reeking of stale cigarette smoke, you're not so concerned that sustenance is organic, vegan, or pedigreed. No, at two o'clock you need a gut bomb. Something that seems deli ... More >>
Seriously, the b-side was called "I Killed Christgau With My Big Fucking Dick."Robert Christgau has long been held as the dean of rock criticism and perhaps the discipline's greatest practitioner.
He listens widely, with an open mind, and has over his 40 years in the business been bang-on righ ... More >>
"Dig my beats, but pull your pants up."Eric Church is the first country star to fully incorporate hip hop into country hits. He's not the first to incorporate it, of course. "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk," "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy," and "Stuck Like Glue" -- that glitterbomb Sugarland single wit ... More >>
Casey Schafer is an ex-tour manager with more than a decade of on-the-road experience, working with a variety of artists, including pop-punk bands (MxPx) and rap superstars (Lil Wayne). He now owns and operates the North Beach-based record label Burning House, and manages artists with whom he n ... More >>
Derrick LowThe pretty much amazing jukebox at Hemlock TavernThe heyday of authentic jukeboxes is long over. With many bars installing those nasty touchscreen digital Internet boxes, the old school record-flipping kind of jukebox is a dying breed. And this is in the town that originated the concep ... More >>
Barbary Coast Ranger/FlickrPi Bar, site of your 3 o'clock "appointment."Thursday, Feb. 17
We advised you to play hooky yesterday, so we'll assume you're gracing the office with your hungover presence on Day Seven of SF Beer Week. That doesn't mean you can't "have an appointment" that causes ... More >>
When vodka doesn't do it for you... It's hard to believe that the Examiner today reports on the "repercussions" of the 1997 Jack Davis birthday bash without mentioning the most damning of all the party antics: A man being sodomized with a Jack Daniel's bottle.Or is it hard to believe? After all, ... More >>
Time for a Lynchburg lawsuit...The makers of America's most ubiquitous bourbon, Jack Daniel's, have poured out a legal shot at a competitor. Their argument in San Francisco District Court: When it comes to marketing liquor, you don't know Jack. While even teetotalers know Jack Daniel's distillery ... More >>
Jack Daniels the wonderkittyThe miraculous return of Jack Daniels, the bi-coastal, visually impaired kitty has brought plenty of press attention to the San Francisco's SPCA. Adoption applications for Jack Daniels -- who was abducted from San Francisco last year, then identified by a microchip in ... More >>
Jack Daniels, like his namesake, has matured well with ageNo one knows how "Jack Daniels," the partially blind kitten stolen last year from the San Francisco SPCA, made it all the way to New York. But we do know how he's coming back: On a big ol' jet airliner. The cat, now 13-months-old, is arriv ... More >>
Jack Daniels, found in NYCDon't you just love it when you find your lost Jack Daniels? A partially blind three-month-old kitten named after the Tennessee bourbon, who was stolen in July of last year from the San Francisco SPCA, has turned up -- safe, sound, and 11 pounds -- in New York City.
A dog with ketchup and mustard? Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes you crave a bit more refinement than the classic red hot provides. There's a whole of craving going on these days -- gourmet wieners are poised to become a national (even an international) phenom, and that's just fine with u ... More >>