As if we needed a more dramatic celestial gesture to signal the start of Indian Summer in San Francisco, Wednesday's dramatic sky -- complete with double rainbow, no less -- was almost as grand an entrance as a skydiving queen of England.
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Lou BustamanteDosa bar manager Lenny Gumm.When Dosa on Valencia reopens on Friday, July , the new 12-seat bar will sport more than a new design: it'll have a full bar, a new cocktail menu, and its own gin.
"The cocktail list will have a few drinks from our current menu at Fillmore and a number of n ... More >>
Lou BustamanteRachel Ford.Tomorrow night at SF Weekly's Drink party at the Fairmont, there'll be an epic battle between bartenders, live on stage, with Combier liqueur as the main ingredient. Tastes of the competitors' cocktails will be provided to attendees, along with all the spirits being ... More >>
Lou BustamantePisco Punch at Comstock Saloon, a cocktail with a lineage.SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.
The one issue all cocktail historians can agree on is this: Determining the origin of a drink is imprecise work. Like most ... More >>
thisyuppielife/FlickrAbandon your iPhone all ye who enter here.San Francisco's mustache-waxing love of the old-timey has reached critical mass amid the tweed and mahogany confines of Comstock Saloon in North Beach. In today's edition of SF Weekly, food critic Jonathan Kauffman descends into t ... 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 >>
Campari's hand-crafted cuz.Maybe it's just us looking at the world through drunk-colored glasses, but it's never been a better time to have a drink.
As the national interest in cocktails and the standard of quality in bars increase, it's created a market that allows for the revival of and ac ... More >>
The Yum DiaryCarlo Espinas in the kitchen at Piccino.In Part 1 of our conversation with Carlo Espinas, the Comstock Saloon chef described abandoning ship on journalism to embark on a life spent in kitchen whites. Espinas, 30, got a taste of restaurant glory at Incanto, witnessed the birth of ... 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.
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J. EskenaziThe 1907 space originally housed a bar.Jonny Raglin and Jeff Hollinger of Absinthe did a walk-through yesterday of Comstock Saloon, their emerging homage to Barbary Coast boozing at the North Beach site of the shuttered San Francisco Brewing Company (155 Columbus at Kearny). J. Esk ... More >>
It took nearly 75 years for Peter Macchiarini -- and now his son, Danny -- to get this Emperor Norton sculpture built in San Francisco"...There have been other Emperors in the history of this world of ours who have been out of their minds, their reigns were marked by violence and atrocity ... but ... More >>