By root on May 04, 2007 3:15 PM
Take it like a man.
photograph by Aubrie Pick.
A bottle of Orange Blossom Cream Ale from Buffalo Bill’s Brewery in the East Bay came across my desk last week—well, it actually came across Eat+Drink editor Sara Deseran’s desk. But when I saw it I immediately begged her to let me be the official Food Team Tester, because I am a sucker for “girly beers” of all types. If it has a hint of fruit (21st Amendment’s Watermelon Wheat comes to mind), then chill it, slap it in a glass, and let me have it.
photography by Misha Vladimirskiy
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Rosé champagne has never been more popular in this country. There's no greater indication of that than the overwhelming number of rosé samples that are stacking up at my house. And if you haven't seen the new Wine Spectator yet, dry rosé graces its cover--which I doubt has happened before. Not to mention that so many wine lists around town and press folk like I am are heavily promoting rosés of late.
Barrista Robin Satterfield at Liberty Cafe in Bernal
Heights shows us her muffins.
I know Spring has sprung when the wind about bowls me over and I start seeing rhubarb-strawberry combos all over town. A bit grouchy on Sunday morning, I lugged my NY Times to my local bakery, Liberty Cafe, thinking endless refills of coffee, a good Sunday Styles read and something sweet would brighten my mood. I like to sit at the bar which faces the open kitchen and watch the bakers roll out pie crusts and pull pastries out of the oven. It's kind of like a Happy Hour—just from 9 to 11 am.
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