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 >>
via FlickrSunday, Bloody Sunday
When: Sunday, August 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Scala's Bistro
Cost: $10 advance, $20 at door
If the words "Sunday morning" make you think of a hangover, then you'll be as excited as we are about the bloody Mary contest at Scala's Bistro, where eight S.F. barte ... 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 >>
CUESA/Flickr15 Romolo's Scott Baird.A word of warning to drinkers in the Bay Area this weekend: The Manhattan Cocktail Classic, NYC's first-ever multi-day festival celebrating the history, contemporary culture, and artful craft of the cocktail, goes down May 14-18. What's that got to do with ... More >>
Cocktails may all look the same, but oh! the difference in taste.As a daily windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on
May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like
Number 28: The Rising Sun from 15 RomoloScott Baird and Aaron Smith's rejiggered 15 Romolo has ... More >>
T. PalmerHow to get crunk in North Beach.Ground beef in a bun, topped with barbecued pulled pork. In the wrong hands, this is why you're fat. At 15 Romolo (at Broadway), this is known as the Dirty South-style burger. The kitchen has kindly made it slider-sized to keep arteries from clogging compl ... More >>
Kenn Wilson via FlickrSan Francisco's third annual mixology fest wraps up tonightStarting last Monday, the third annual SF Cocktail Week stirred, shook, and muddled its way through the city. It closes tonight with a gala at Jardiniere, 6-9 p.m. Forty-five bucks gets you all-you-can-eat Traci Des Jar ... More >>