Lou BustamanteJoel Teitelbaum at the Starlight RoomThe final two days of cocktail week are jam-packed, with awards, seminars, and parties. Once it's done, we're doing a cleanse, eating some vegetables, and getting our livers back in shape for in time for WhiskyFest on October 7th.
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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 >>
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 >>
C. AlburgerDownstairs at Hayes Valley's brand-new tiki bar: A blur of insiders and rum geeks.All three floors of Smuggler's Cove -- Hayes Valley's new ode to tiki libations without high-fructose corn syrup -- were packed to the gills at last night's opening. Owner Martin Cate said an eager th ... More >>
Josh Harris of 15 Romolo strains his berrylicious creation.
We're wary of foodie events (even well-intentioned ones) with multiple stations where you fight for drinks and bites. But yesterday's summer fruit-and-botanical-themed cocktail party under the breezy colonnades of the Ferry ... More >>
rrrarchPotential cocktail mixers on display at Ferry Plaza.The hottest bartenders in town are partnering with the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture(CUESA) and the S.F. chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild tomorrow, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Ferry Building to make ... More >>
The Commonwealth Club's INFORUM series will present "Cocktail Smackdown: San Francisco's Top Mixologists," an occasion to both posit the new significance of those who innovate with their beverage programs for restaurant hot spots and taste of what all the fuss is about right now. 7X7 wine and spi ... More >>