The story: Making cocktails cool, Jason Henton, Scott Baird and Josh Harris – a.k.a. “the Bon Vivants” – created an eclectic playground called Trick Dog. Drawing crowds out the door since it opened in the booming food corridor of 20th and Florida Streets near Central Kitchen and Flour + Water, Trick Dog gained […]Read the full post →
San Francisco knows its cocktails, so only in a cultural mecca such as this can one find a unique event like last night’s “Art of the Modern Drink” put on by CUESA and the San Francisco chapter of the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild.
Bartenders and chefs from about a dozen Bay Area restaurants came together to […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant closed in January 2015.
For a restaurant that took months to come together because of delays, you’d think the new Box and Bells would have a clear, focused format.
But from the beginning, I couldn’t figure out what Box and Bells is supposed to be. The restaurant in the former Somerset location […]Read the full post →
I’ve been a tea lover for years, and in the last couple of years I’ve been obsessed with milk tea such as Hong Kong milk tea and Thai iced tea. So when I received an invite for a special event involving milk and tea, I was so there.
The event last Wednesday was sponsored by the […]Read the full post →
San Francisco’s Charles Phan of Slanted Door fame is becoming a true restaurateur, opening up several restaurants in the city of varying formats. While most of them stay trued to his Chinese-Vietnamese heritage (Out the Door, the defunct Wo Hing General Store), his latest Hard Water is a bit of a departure.
Hard […]Read the full post →
It’s no secret I’m a big baseball fan, but right now the San Francisco Giants are playing retro torture baseball, making it really hard to watch.
So when the game’s not going well, it’s nice to check out another sport or some cute guy across the way. You can do both at Hi Tops, […]Read the full post →
UPDATE: This restaurant suddenly closed in April 2015.
The Bay Area has its share of thin-crust artisan pizzerias, so recently opened Build Pizzeria Roma in Berkeley tries to stand out from the crowd with a gimmick that lets you create your own pie by choosing your own toppings.
The expansive dining room and adjacent bar […]Read the full post →
A newspaper watering hole from days gone by was typically a spot around the corner of a newspaper where rough-around-the-edges men would drink and smoke, blowing off steam after deadline.
At the new Tribune Tavern, there are no cranky news men and, really, there’s no newspaper. But the spirit of an old time watering hole […]Read the full post →
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