Eat + Drink
It’s a busy week for eating down in the South Bay, with a Bacon and Brew Fest in the works, chef-inspired hot dogs for eating, and destination-worthy French food to seek out.
After sampling ten craft rickey cocktails from San Francisco's top bartenders, our readers have spoken, and we have a winner! Monarch's Fred Acebo swept the competition with his "Banning Rickey" cocktail, a distinct remix of the traditional rickey recipe with notes of grapefruit and a spoonful of absinthe, creating unexpected layers of flavor that play well against the cocktail's Cointreau foundation.
Head over to Monarch and ask Acebo to whip up the Banning Rickey for you, or follow the directions below to mix it at home and show off your cocktail-making skills.
The Cocktail: Banning Rickey
We'd like to speak out on behalf of the pigeonholed spirits of the world. Despite what you've been taught, cachaça can tackle a whole lot more than the classic caipirinha. The bold Brazilian spirit has been popping up all around San Francisco lately, from cozy neighborhood joints to a lofty rooftop deck. To take advantage of our local talent, Cachaça 51 invited five of SF's most creative mixologists to mix up a brand-new cocktail that demonstrates their locale's personality and shows off a little of their own flair.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
The first official Oktoberfest, held in Munich 1810, was a celebration of the royal wedding of Ludwig I of Bavaria to Therese Charlotte Luise of Saxony-Hildburghausen when citizens were invited to line the streets and drink up.
Fifteen years ago, Foreign Cinema was a sleek standout in a neighborhood rife with (excellent) taquerias and (glorious) dive bars. It hardly seems out of place today, nestled among the seemingly countless hipster eateries and pricey pubs geared toward the neighborhood's tech elite. On Thursday, the cinematically-themed Cal-Med gem celebrates 15 years of disrupting the neighborhood food scene with a Quintessentially Quixotic Quinceañera.