Scott Beattie

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    January 15, 2014
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    July 12, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Getting Stone Fruit Happy at BUILD Pizzeria

    Walking into BUILD Pizzeria you will be presented with your first choice. Sit in a bight spacious restaurant side or the darker bar side? If you can't decide, then think about what kind of experience you're looking for: if you want to a quick bite and drink before you catch a show, go to the restaur ... More >>

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    June 24, 2013

    Brighten Up the June Gloom With This Week's Boozy Events

    Summer is here, or was here. But don't let the fickle weather ruin your plans. Here's a list of some of the booziest, most cocktailing-est events happening this week to keep your spirits high. 4th Annual Wine Country Cocktail Competition Where: Andaz Hotel, 1450 First Street, Napa When: Mon., June ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013
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    March 6, 2013
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    March 6, 2013
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    February 27, 2013
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    February 22, 2013

    Drink of the Week: Seduced by the Moroccan Cosmopolitan at OneUp

    "What the hell am I doing?!" I muttered to myself sitting in the lounge of OneUp, the new restaurant that replaced the Grandviews at the San Francisco Grand Hyatt. If you've never heard of OneUp it's probably because it is territory long seceded by locals to the tourists, there in the center of the ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Best Warm Weather Cocktails

    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. With a full 52 entries (yes, a full year) into my tenure wit ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Drink of the Week: Cucumber Collins at Goose & Gander

    For most people, it takes a talented bartender to make them enjoy a complex spirit in a cocktail, especially whisky or one they might have developed a terrible aversion for (usually tequila). For me, it takes a skilled person to have me enjoy the most basic spirit: vodka. There's nothing wrong with ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Cocktail Preview of Upcoming Goose & Gander

    With Goose & Gander opening tonight, the former Martini House restaurant has been given an Aspen-ski-lodge-meets-duck-hunting-club makeover, with decoys and antique weapons, but it's the downstairs bar run by bar manager Scott Beattie that has us the most excited. With help from Michael Pazdon (for ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Drink of the Week: John Chapman at Hog & Rocks

    For seasonal, produce-driven cocktails, this is always an odd time of year. Fresh, local citrus and apples are dwindling in supply, but the spring strawberry and cherry crops haven't quite peaked. Scott Beattie's John Chapman ($12, St. George Whiskey, Weller Bourbon, pear eau de vie, apple, ginger, ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Farm Fresh Cocktails at Hog & Rocks

    ​Hog & Rocks has always featured an interesting selection of classic cocktails, but now it boasts some serious talent behind the bar. This past fall, chef Scott Youkilis hired famed bartender Scott Beattie to design a new cocktails and menu for both Hog & Rocks and his upcoming BBQ spot ac ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Oakland's Plum Bar Ups the Cocktail Ante

    ​With the opening of Plum Bar, the new project adjoining Daniel Patterson's Plum Restaurant, Oakland has upped the cocktail ante. The bar itself is the focus of the narrow space. The walls are tiled with pages from poetry books, and votive candles hang from the ceiling; the atmosphere is some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Drink Your Way Through the Weekend

    THEMACGIRL*/FlickrThis isn't the kind of wedding cake you'll see at SFMOMA​You made it this far and have hopefully recovered from the Kopstootjes from earlier this week. Here's a fresh guide to getting your drink on this weekend. SFMOMA Blue Bottle present Wedding Banquet Where: Rooftop G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Jerome Waag Co-Chef at Chez Panisse, Maverick's New Chef, and Kare-Ken's Curry

    The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Working up the Chez Panisse ladder: Yesterday Tablehopper shared a rumor that long-ago busboy Jerome Waag, was moving into the downstairs co-chef position at Alice Waters' Berkeley restaurant. Today, Ins ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Cocktail Week Events for Wednesday, Sept. 21, and Near-Sellouts

    Liza GershmanLocal spirits at the Bay Area Distillers Panel​If you didn't manage to make it out to the cocktail pairing dinners last night, there are more coming up this Cocktail Week, along with a whole day's worth of drinking today. Lydia Reissmueller was killing it last night at Beretta wit ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    New St. George Spirits Gin Tastes Like a Walk in the Woods

    ​There is no other sense that can transport us as quickly as scent--a quick whiff of an old flame's trademark perfume, or the chalkboard smell of a classroom has the power to abruptly flood our brain with memories and feelings. The smell of spirits can bring back the sickening feeling of col ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    The Week in Drinks: a Roundup of Boozy Events

    Atisha PaulsonBartender Jim Kearns of NYC's Prime Meats​The sun is mostly out, summer is winding down, and it's a perfect time to get your drink on in a very boozy week. Here's our list of where to go: Distillery No. 209 Tour Where: Distillery No. 209, Pier 50 #B When: Thu., July 28, 5:30-6 ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    This Weekend: Learn How to Create Farm-to-Cocktail Drinks at the Ferry Building

    CharbayOld stills in Charbay's garden in St. HelenaDIY Cocktails With Scott Beattie and Charbay SpiritsWhere: Ferry Building Marketplace, One Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)When: Saturday, June 18, 2-4 p.m.Cost: $50; reserve online via EventbriteThe rundown: Scott Beattie's cocktail class series ret ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    This Saturday: Make (and Drink!) Gin Cocktails with Scott Beattie

    Lou BustamanteOld World Distillers' Davorin Kuchan will help Scott Beattie school you on gin.​Where: Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building (at Embarcadero)When: Sat., May 28, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.Cost: $50 online via Eventbrite; 21 and overThe rundown: Scott Beattie returns to the Ferry Building to ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    What to Do This Weekend, April 23-24

    Edible Office/FlickrEarth Week at Hayes Valley Farm.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. SATURDAY, APRIL 23 Whiskey 101 at CUESA CUESA Kitchen, 1 Ferry Plaza (at Embarcadero), 2-4 p.m. This CUESA class will give the lowdown on all things whisk(e)y, hosted by Scott Beattie and ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Whisk(e)y 101 at CUESA

    Lou Bustamante​Whisk(e)y 101 at CUESAWhere: CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building (in front near Gott's formerly Taylor's Refresher)When: Sat., Apr. 23, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.Cost: $50, tickets available onlineThe rundown: To the uninitiated (aka sober), whisk(e)y can feel like a daunting spirits category. B ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    What to Do This Weekend, Mar. 25-27

    jrodmanjr/FlickrThe final Outside In party happens Sun., Mar. 27.​Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Fri., Mar. 25: Queen of the Sun Filmmaker Screenings Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 7 and 9 p.m. Director Taggart Siegel will be on hand for two screenings of ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Rum 101 at the Ferry Building

    Lou BustamanteMai Tai at Spoonbar.​Rum, Rum History, and Rum Cocktails Where: Ferry Building, North Arcade When: Sat., Mar. 26, 2-4 p.m. Cost: $50 The rundown: In the U.S., rum has been like soccer and the metric system ― something the rest of the world did. All that is changing, thanks ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Liqueur de Violettes: Flower-Based Liqueur Revives a French Classic

    ​Petaluma-based Tempus Fugit, maker of Gran Classico bitters and absinthes, has just released a 19th-century-style spirit, Liqueur de Violettes. The color's a natural blue-pink (from the violets it's made from, hand-harvested in the sunny Côte d'Azur). It was traditionally used with Champagne ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Three Cocktail Tutorials for Shaking Up Your Game

    Lou BustamanteCocktail mise en place from a whiskey primer at Beretta.​There's something oddly charming about the month of January, the brisk days so full of potential and resolve that only a fresh start can bring ― or maybe that's just the hangover finally wearing off. Maybe you resolved to ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Plum Announces an Opening Date (Soon), La Rondalla Resurfaces (Later)

    ​ ​The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco restaurant scene.At Inside Scoop, Paolo L. reports that Daniel Patterson's Plum (2214 Broadway, 510-444-7586, is opening next Wednesday -- and has just started taking reservation ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Spoonbar's Scott Beattie Talks Cocktails at Plum, Bracina

    Jeremy Brooks/FlickrScott Beattie (right) with the author.​After stopping by Spoonbar in Healdsburg earlier this month, we sat down to chat with Scott Beattie for a taste of what to expect behind the bar at Plum, the perennially delayed Bracina, and other projects from Northern California's tr ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    At Spoonbar in Healdsburg, Scott Beattie Riffs on Classic Warm-Weather Cocktails

    Lou BustamanteAt Spoonbar, ex-Cyrus barman Scott Beattie has a simpler, more refined focus on classic cocktails.​On a recent fog-soaked day in the city, the promise of sunshine lured us north to the warmth of Healdsburg, Yountville's counterpart as a showcase of Sonoma County's best food and d ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009
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    December 5, 2008

    Bar None: Or, This'll Make You Thirsty

    By Meredith Brody Olivier Schwaner-Albright's funny and useful article about the many new philosophies that have sprung up around the new cocktail revival, titled Let 100 (OK, 8) Bartending Philosophies Bloom would be a fun read even if it didn't highlight several San Francisco and Bay Area drinker ... More >>

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