Maurice Kanbar

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Meet Kilovolt: High Voltage Coffee Coming to Oakland

    When Ethan Ashley moved back to the East Bay in 2008, he wasn't looking to open a coffee shop. Rather, he was hunkering down on a different project, getting an old, run-down West Oakland house back into shape. The house was his, just purchased, and awaited four years of work. Ashley took it on, lear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Seen in San Francisco: Shattered Remnants of Wild Weekend Crunch Underfoot On Monday

    Last week we cried over spilled (organic) milk in the Lower Haight. This week, it's spilled vodka. The remnants of what appear to have been a hell of a weekend party were left on the blacktop for all to see. The genius of local liquor magnate Maurice Kanbar in bottling Skyy Vodka in blue vessels is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    Drink of the Week: Vermeer Dutch Chocolate Cream Liquor

    Skyy isn't my favorite vodka by a long shot (that distinguishment goes to Ketel One), but its creator, Maurice Kanbar, hit a home run with his chocolate cream liquor "Vermeer," which I tried for the first time at Sunday's Chocolate Salon at Fort Mason. Though a fan of Bailey's whiskey base, the vo ... More >>

  • News

    April 11, 2001


    A successful, prolific inventor reveals how not to create a new product

  • Dining

    August 18, 1999
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