“It’s a holiday for women, and Hallmark … On the 13th and 15th of February if you’re not happy, then the 14th isn’t going to be an exception …”
courtesy of She and Him
The annual San Francisco indie music festival known as Noise Pop is here once again. And this year’s lineup has its fair share of electric shows. It’s a little like the primaries, in that despite the (informal) polls, there’s just no telling what show will break away from the rest as the people’s chosen one.
Michael Clayton; courtesy of Clooney Studio
Film nerds and nerdettes, why don't you check out some of these groovy film picks happening in your 'hood. Don't forget to tune in next week for another installment of the Reel. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.
• Annie Hall (1977) Dir. Allen – Red Vic (2/13, 2/14)
As luck would have it, Danny Meyer’s plane sailed into SF yesterday morning right like clockwork, giving him just enough time to grab an early lunch with me at Piccino before he was off to give a talk at the California Culinary Academy’s swanky new pad in Potrero Hill. (The lecture, Obama-esque in Meyer’s very earnest yes-we-can attitude, was all about giving the love back to your diners by way of excellent hospitality—not just sending them off with tomorrow-morning’s coffee cake.)
Josey Packard over at the Alembic is doing some very interesting stuff, and she was kind enough to show much of it to me on a busy Saturday afternoon. Her limoncello, triple sec (punningly called Con-treaux)
This is the Persuasion, as concocted by Michael Mina bartender Borys Saciuk: a fine, long drink made with Hendrick's gin, yellow Chartreuse, cherry Heering, Luxardo Maraschino, lemon juice and soda water. All the ingredients clearly speak in this drink, and it’s a nice balancing act between sweet and dry, though ultimately the dry aspect is dominant. I likes it with the extra squeeze of lemon from the garnish. $16 is steep, but, hey, it's Michael Mina.
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