Kevin Diedrich

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    October 31, 2012

    Jasper's Rolls Out Seasonal Beer Cocktails

    Concocting beer cocktails is kind of like creating DJ music. Not only are you setting the pace and flow of your guests' night, but you're also mashing up and integrating disparate elements into a cohesive whole. Mixing beer with liquor isn't an easy task. The bartender must understand the flavor pro ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    My Baby Does the Aged Hanky Panky at Jasper's

    Remember that really bad Tommy James and the Shondells song? This has nothing to do with it. A few months ago, Jasper's began offering cocktails on tap, starting with a Negroni. Made in a large batch and placed in a keg, the bar is able to pour consistent glasses of the spectacular Campari cocktail ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Cocktail Week Events for Wednesday, Sept. 19

    Day three of the extravaganza begins and is building some steam with six events on the schedule tonight. The main event will showcase bartender talents from Oregon to San Diego, and an assortment of happy hours, seminars, and plenty of cocktails, even in the food. Oh, yes, there's also a great FREE ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Kegged Cocktails: Drinking out of the Tap

    As much as people like to complain about the eccentricities of the craft cocktail bar -- the cost, the obscure and geeky ingredients, the wait times -- I find it hard to tease out the inconveniences from the allure. The theatrics are there to entertain as much as deliver carefully made beverages. Do ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012

    Liholiho Yacht Club Now With Island Cocktails

    For this Monday's installment of Liholiho Yacht Club at Mission Bowling Club, chef Ravi Kapur has teamed up with barman (and fellow Hawaiian) Kevin Diedrich to use of his bartending talent to create cocktails with island flavor. For the more relaxed and ala carte service, Diedrich will be mixing up ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    The Burritt Room's Mystic Rebirth

    In just under two years, the Burritt Room has seen about as much drama as the alley it was named for did in the Maltese Falcon. With opening bartender Kevin Diedrich leaving at the one year mark, taking most of the staff with him to open Jasper's Corner Tap, and veteran bar star Joel Baker coming in ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Jasper's Orchard Malt Mule Kicks With Holiday Spirits

    Lou BustamanteThe Orchard Malt Mule​The new fall/winter cocktail menu at Jasper's Corner Tap has a lot to like, from old favorites like the Black Cross ($11, black tea infused Smith & Cross Rum, Dubonnet Rouge, Belle de Brillet Pear Liqueur, Angostura bitters), to the powerful Kentucky Two Ste ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    A Liquid Preview of Jasper's Corner Tap

    Lou BustamanteKevein Diedrich, bar manager at Jasper's Corner Tap​Jasper's Corner Tap, the gastropub project in the hotel section west of Union Square, opens tonight with an impressive list of beverages. The tavern will feature 18 cocktails, 18 beers and six wines on tap. We were able to get ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Proxy Project Sees New Additions: Including an Ambulance, and A First Look at Jasper's

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Hayes Valley's Proxy Project (Octavia at Linden) just stepped up its game. Eater SF shares it has a new website, and the third proxy space, Suppenküche's spin-off Biergarten, is aiming for a soft openin ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Bourbon & Branch Alum Joel Baker Takes Over at Burritt Room

    The Burritt Room in its past, and soon in its future?​There's no doubt that former bar manager Kevin Diedrich's departure from the Burritt Room was devastating. Fresh from winning a series of awards, including SF Weekly's Best of SF and the Chronicle's Bar Stars of 2011, the one-year anniversa ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    What to Drink at Jasper's Corner, Opening Next Month

    As we reported last week, Kevin Diedrich, who developed and opened the Burritt Room in the Crescent Hotel, is leaving (his last day is June 24th) to head up the bar at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen. Set to open in the former Ponzu space in late July with chef Adam Carpenter serving bold, beer-fr ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Willie Brown Knows Food, More Changes for Chains, and Japanese Snacktion

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. It appears that everyone is jumping on the reality show bandwagon, and former mayor Willie Brown is no exception. Grub Street reports, via Inside Scoop, that he was in L.A. pitching a series that (on some ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Superstar Bartender Kevin Diedrich Leaves Burritt Room

    Lou BustamanteKevin Diedrich at the Burritt RoomLast May we were the first to talk to Burritt Room's bar manager Kevin Diedrich before he opened the bar, and now we're breaking the news that he's officially leaving the Crescent Hotel bar. His last day at the bar is Friday, June 24, and from the soun ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Free Punch and Cake: Burritt Room Celebrates First Year in Sweet 16 Style

    uglyagnes/flickrPunch!​Crescent Hotel First Year Celebration Where: Burritt Room, 417 Stockton (at Sutter), inside the Crescent Hotel When: Sat., June 4, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Cost: Free Bols Genever punch 7 p.m.-9 p.m., no host bar The rundown: The Crescent hotel and the Burritt Room -- this y ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Local SFNY Crew on Bringing the Party From New York to San Francisco

    King Most, Freddy, Marky​ SFNY was a concept born from the desire to throw a fantastic birthday party for a couple of San Francisco transplants living in New York City. Wanting to create a brand that would transcend the limitations of calendar or venue and allow them to create a long-running s ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Farmers' Market Cocktail Night: Pacific Coast Produce Meets Pacific Rim

    Steven LilesMartin Cate summons up the tiki gods with his volcano bowl.​Where: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero) When: Weds., May 25, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cost: $40 online, tickets via Eventbrite; 21 and over The Rundown: Spring is in full bloom, and CUESA and th ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Q & A with Kevin Diedrich, the Man Behind the Burritt Room

    Lou BustamanteKevin Diedrich.​With the recent addition to the city's cocktail armada of Comstock Saloon and upcoming openings of Bar Agricole and Prospect, San Francisco bartenders are making it increasingly difficult to go out and have a bad drink. A project flying lower on the radar but just ... More >>

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