Don't let the "brasserie" portion of the name fool you; the cuisine at Bluestem is all American. Named after the preferred grazing grass of cattle ranchers, the focus of the restaurant is decidedly on beef, with marrow, steaks, and tartar showcased on the menu. The bar incorporates a few of these Am ... More >>
Marin Brewing's Arne Johnson knows a thing or two about fermentation. His parents, both avid homebrewers, began to show him the ins and outs of beer production when he was only 13. Thirteen. At that age, we thought we were big kids for selling our He-Man action figures at a garage sale. Dozens of me ... More >>
The news of Mayor Ed Lee's request for bars to curb hard liquor sales on Super Bowl Sunday made it all the way to the freezing state of Minnesota, where at least one possibly drunk dude attempted to debunk the mayor's theory that hard liquor plus football will wreak havoc on San Francisco.
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By SEAN J. O'CONNELL
SFJAZZ Opening Night Concert with McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Bill Cosby, and more
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
SFJAZZ Center via NPR web stream
Despite not having had regular employment for the last year or so, I have had the opportunity to see Radiohead perform live ... More >>
If there's one thing you can say about Tony Gemignani, pizza champ and owner of Capo's and nearby Tony's Pizza Napoletana, is that the guy knows how to entertain. From his dough whirling days on the pizza competition circuit, to his ability to articulate regional styles of pizza pies into ideal stud ... More >>
So you polished off the bottle of Wild Turkey over Thanksgiving, and now it's time to move onto to the spiked eggnog. The holidays are here.
But along with Christmas cocktails come more cops, starting Sunday, Dec. 9, when the first DUI checkpoint is held in the city's Merced Manor neighborhood.
With the World Series drama behind us, and no presidential visit in sight, San Francisco police can get back to business as usual, which includes nabbing your drunk ass after a night at the bar. SFPD got an early Christmas gift -- $106,000 check -- from the state, money that will be used to help off ... More >>
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 >>
When the E&O Trading Company was being relaunched as E&O Asian Kitchen this past summer with a complete remodel, refreshed menu by chef Arnold Eric Wong, and bar overhaul by bar manager Carlos Yturria, the whole thing made sense. Both worked together in similar roles at Baccar back in 2001, and Ytur ... More >>
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 >>
Barely recovered from the food coma of SF Chefs and Outside Lands? Buck up, it's time to grub and drink to your carts content at La Cocina's fourth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, a celebration and fundraiser chock-full of street food and food trucks.
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So of course you didn't get to go see LCD Soundsystem's final three-hour kiss-off at Madison Square Garden last April, aka the most important music event of your stupid, short lifetime.
Okay, maybe it wasn't that important. But if you were a fan, missing out on LCD's farewell probably felt a little ... More >>
Icee Hot with Nina Kraviz, Rolando, Helix, and MikeQ
March 24, 2012
Better than: Last weekend's awful weather.
"BOO-BWELE-BOO-BWELE-BOO-BWELE-UH-HA! BOO-BWELE-BOO-BWELE-BOO-BWELE-UH-HA!" The immortal chant of Dan Akroyd and Eddie Murphy echoed through the room, shaking the sweat loose ... More >>
We all know that to get through the holidays, you must drink. If you don't drink, may God have mercy on your soul. Here are our picks for festive drinks you can make and enjoy all day on Thursday, and still not look like you have "a problem." Day Time Holiday Drinking, say heeey!
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I don't know about you, but at our Thanksgiving dinners there's always that one person who consumes more Wild Turkey than turkey. And thinking of this made us wonder: Why hasn't the San Francisco Police Department made any plans for DUI checkpoints this Thursday?San Francisco Police Captain Al Ca ... More >>
Lou BustamanteThe Orchard Malt MuleThe 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 >>
Listen, times are tough. If you find yourself in a precarious financial situation this Thanksgiving, but still have to prepare a big meal so friends and family aren't stuck eating your couch cushions (you need those!), here's our foolproof list of inexpensive yet delicious hella cheap Thanksgiving S ... More >>
WhiskyWeek, the five days leading up to WhiskyFest, could be mistaken for a warm up to the grand whisk(e)y tasting event on Friday, but for us, it offers some of the most varied and interesting whisk(e)y related events of the year. They're especially enjoyable if you aren't attending the grand tasti ... More >>
flicker/Gary SoupWe've been bringing you previews of the 3rd annual Street Food Festival all week with our picks of the best bites to try and a look at the prep involved for the event. Now we bring you the rundown on what to expect at the bars.
The layout is set up like a big sandwich with ... More >>