You can't help but steal admire the Pantone color swatch book menu at Trick Dog, with the cocktails named after various color names. Each one either refers to the color, like with the Polar Bear ($11, Pierde Almas Puritita Mezcal, Dolin Blanc Vermouth, Tempus Fugit Crème de Menthe, angelica tinctur ... More >>
Trick Dog, the newest bar from booze barons The Bon Vivants, has been, in its fledgling month, deemed a success. With strong, original drinks lovingly crafted by some of the best in the business and an affordable, delicious, food menu (served 'till 1:30 to boot), it prompted our our own Anna Roth to ... More >>
Despite all the talk about embargoing new restaurants on the Valencia corridor, the furious restaurant-opening days in the Mission continue. The first is the much-anticipated debut of Trick Dog, a new bar from Josh Harris and Scott Baird of the Bon Vivants (3010 20th). The whole concept sounds very, ... More >>
Often the most innovative and drinkable cocktails are those that offer simple tweaks on old classics; switching out an ingredient here, adding a small flourish there. It may sound easy, but doing it well and working the countless possible combinations requires a level of skill (or sheer luck) not us ... More >>
Jeremy Brooks/SF Weekly Flickr poolFive highlights from SFoodie this week:
1. Marla Simon put in a crazy amount of research to come up with a comprehensive guide to CSAs that deliver to San Franciscans. Part 1 covered fruits and vegetables; part 2 compiled eggs, meat, and dairy. Both are worth b ... More >>
Bon Vivants: Will Guv Brown have what they're having?Josh Harris and Scott Baird -- two San Francisco bartenders, dandies, and "cocktail consultants" known as the Bon Vivants -- are trying to save one of the 600 bills sitting on the governor's desk from being vetoed. The two are shilling for ... More >>
Josh Harris and Scott Baird want the governor to acknowledge the importance of California's cocktail industryA bill that would finally allow San Francisco bars to legally infuse liquors is sitting on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, but there's no guarantee he'll sign it.
Two San Francisco bartenders ar ... More >>
eeetthaannn/FlickrDistillery 209's arsenal of botanicals.Monday, Tuesday, Happy Days
San Francisco finds itself the home of some mighty challenges over the next few days. Besides the emotionally charged series against the Dodgers starting this evening, two a couple of cocktail challenges ens ... More >>
Liza GershmanJosh Harris of the Bon Vivants, right. (To the left is partner Scott Baird.)Thanks to an article by Chantal Martineau that appeared in the Atlantic Food Channel last week, one of the discussions engaging the bar industry has filtered out to the public. At this year's Tales of the Coc ... More >>
The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the
San Francisco restaurant scene.Well, well, well. After yesterday's dearth of dish, today brings an extended-length Buzz Machine.First off, in our whining Monday about nothing happening, SFoodie forgot that we'd read a post ... More >>
The past 24 hours in S.F.
restaurant gossip, puffery, and cold, hard facts.At Inside Scoop, Paolo L. gets wind that Scott Baird (15 Romolo) and Josh Harris, collectively known as the Bon Vivants (that's a business name, not something strangers call them off the cuff), as well as Jason Henton are ... 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 >>