Jerry Thomas

  • Dining

    July 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 28, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Recruiting an Army Navy Cocktail at Alembic

    When Daniel Hyatt left the Alembic early this year, it was difficult to image how the bar would function without him. He largely defined the innovative house cocktail style that comfortably cohabited with classics (much like the residents of the neighborhood). One of the new bar managers, Danny Lo ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Going All In On the Vesper Lynd At the Burritt Room

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Pop-Up Planner: The Best Temporary Restaurants, March 29-April 5

    Waffles & Whiskey Happy Hour When: Fri., March 29, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: Rye 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Sipping Like Our Forefathers at the Hancock Room

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Election Night Party at Rye Includes Negroni-Marinated Pork Butt Tacos

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Drink of the Week: The Smokin' Hops at the Burritt Room

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Starlight Room Cocktail Preview

    Lou BustamanteJoel Teitelbaum serving up a couple of Pisco Crustas​Opening 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Heaven's Dog Bartenders Have Fun with Cocktails

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Go Share a Bowl ― It's National Punch Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Comstock Saloon's Jeff Hollinger Talks About Making the Old New

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Comstock Saloon: Barbary Coast Redux, with Luxe Food and Liquor

    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 >>

  • Dining

    March 11, 2009

    You've Aged Well

    The Tadich Grill serves San Francisco fare, done in a timeless style.

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    May 23, 2001

    Best Martini


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    August 18, 1999
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