Few bars have endured as much turmoil in the scant three years it's been open as the Burritt Room. Despite a parade of very talented bartenders and bar managers moving through, many cocktail menu changes, a grand remodel with the sale of the bar to restaurateur Charlie Palmer, and the addition of a ... More >>
Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour
When: Fri., March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Waffles $5; cocktail $8
The rundown: Roving wafflemaker Chrissy's Waffles is now doing a "Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour" every Friday night at Rye. This Friday will pair a bacon doughnut waffle with a Crimp's Buck cock ... More >>
The rabid nature of modern politics, with its zealous "with us or against us" rhetoric, and increasing complexity that requires studious investments simply to decipher any true agendas, has sadly made patriotism a divisive political sentiment. Perhaps this is the reason for the recent popularity of ... More >>
INFORUM Election Party
Where: Rye, 688 Geary (at Leavenworth), 474-4448
When: Tues., Nov. 6, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Food and drinks $8 and under
The rundown: There are a lot of places around San Francisco where it would be fun (or, um, heartbreaking) to watch the election results come in tonight. But thi ... More >>
Now open with a dramatic new dining room (who knew there was so much space?), the Burritt Room bar is mostly like you remember it. Some light refinishing, new sound system, much improved bathrooms, and high tables by the entrance enhance the space, but not as much as the cocktails by Josh Trabulsi a ... More >>
Lou BustamanteJoel Teitelbaum serving up a couple of Pisco CrustasOpening tonight at 6 p.m. (until midnight) is the revamped incarnation of Harry Denton's Starlight Room sporting a new dance floor, plush furniture, and an inventive cocktail menu.
We caught up with bar manager Joel Teitelba ... More >>
Bartender Chris Lane.For many years you went to a bar to get drunk with cocktails made with recipes designed to completely mask the taste of liquor. People didn't want to taste it; they just wanted to feel it. From there we transitioned to a revival of the craft that, at its peak, successful ... More >>
LA & OC Foodventures/FlickrPimm's Berry Punch at Rickhouse.For many the idea of punch is that unnaturally red "Hawaiian" liquid from a plastic gallon jug. Even the spiked variety that occasionally shows up at adult gatherings is usually nothing more than the kid stuff fortified with cheap liq ... More >>
Peter DaSilva/New York TimesJeff Hollinger (left) and Jonny Raglin.In today's review, I write about Comstock Saloon. The North Beach bar and restaurant is located on the edge of what used to be the Barbary Coast, San Francisco's vice district, which flourished from 1849 to 1914. Bartenders Jonny ... More >>
eatersf/FlickrThe centerpiece is a beautifully restored 1907 mahogany bar. After a few delays, Comstock Saloon, the highly anticipated authentic Barbary Coast era project from Absinthe bar duo Jonny Raglin and Jeff Hollinger, is finally open.
The centerpiece is a beautifully restored mahogan ... More >>