A week ago, I didn't think I'd be able to write this post about autumnal drinks. But then the fog rolled in, and with it came the rain, and then all of a sudden it did feel like fall. The proverbial frost is on the proverbial pumpkin. Which is great news, because now I can tell you about this great new book of cocktail recipes from Scott Beattie, the man behind the bar at Cyrus in Healdsburg, called Artisanal Cocktails: Drinks inspired by the seasons from the bar at Cyrus.
The red carpet was flooded with super celebs last night for the big SF Milk premiere (the biopic about late SF Supe Harvey Milk) at the Castro Theatre. The long list of stars included director Gus Van Sant, Sean and Robin Wright Penn, Mayor Gavin Newsom and Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the dreamy James Franco, photographer David LaChapelle, Josh Brolin and Diane Lane, Diego Luna, Emile Hirsch and many more.
Clearly, we're all for sustainablity here. In fact, just a few days back in this very blog, Jessica covered the new sustainable sushi movement, lead in part by the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. Time Out New York is in on it too.
But sometimes a political movement can go too far.
The first crackle of a leaf underfoot, and I’m overcome with a mix of excitement (the holidays are coming! the holidays are coming!) and trepidation (the holidays are coming! the holidays are coming!). The excited part of me wants to throw dinner parties, have open houses, bake pies and actually buy wine-glass charms (yes, there's a whole industry around these things). The anxious part of me wants to just stick my head in the sand until January.
Playing to a mashup crowd of hipsters, socialites, drag queens and red-white-and-blue clad revelers, Mos Def headlined
Fabulous old stuff benefits youth at the 27th San Francisco Fall Antiques Show
It was, indeed, a return to the classics at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion last week for the Patrons' Preview Party of the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show benefitting Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS).
Soft lighting and well-appointed booths awaited well-heeled patrons who crammed the joint in order to get first-dibs on great stuff.
Heck, even the Ladies' loo was tricked out this year with plush carpet and bookcases stacked with show catalogs.
Women tend to explore relationship scenarios - sometimes ad nauseum. I get comfort from studies that show women are biologically wired for such conversations, but sometimes I wonder: is this all for naught?
To wit: This was emailed to me recently. While it's a joke and is good for a laugh, is it also true?
My take: Sounds good. Now, if they can only develop lower calorie brew that doesn't taste like Lite beer.
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