Big Hats and Bourbon: Where to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

​You may still be fighting the lingering haze of your Cinco de Mayo, but the Kentucky Derby on Saturday will provide yet another excuse to drink a lot and wear a big hat ― just like Mother's Day.

Though we couldn't tell you when the race is or what horses are running, we can give you our roundup for a food and drink Trifecta. Here's where to celebrate the madness in San Francisco:

Derby Days

Where: Hog and Rocks, 3431 19th St. (at San Carlos), 550-862

When: Now through June 1

Cost: $16 whiskey flight; $12 bourbon shrimp

The rundown: Even if you missed the BlackboardEats passcode, you can still enjoy the American whiskey specials at chef Scott Youkilis' casual Mission joint. The whiskey flight features Elijah Craig 12-year Corn Bourbon, Rittenhouse 100 proof Rye, and Bernheim Kentucky Straight Wheat Whiskey. To compliment the whiskey, grab a plate of shrimp with Old Forrester Bourbon sauce on Carolina rice cakes.

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