Eat + Drink
Start revving your eating engines, East Bay — this week's openings are looking delicious. Where to start? How about kicking things off with a celebratory drink?
Now, this isn’t the most glamorous topic, but for some of us, there comes a time when you'll have a visit to the dentist that’s going to knock you out of dining commission for a while (nooooo!). Or maybe you have a friend who just had gum surgery (ow ow ow) and you want to be a pal and style them with a tasty delivery.
It's not peer pressure. It's just your turn to drink.
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit!
In 2011, Almanac Beer Company co-founders Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan released their first beer: a Belgian-style golden ale made with blackberries from the Sebastopol Berry Farm, then barrel aged for 11 months before bottling. This Summer 2010 Vintage was quickly snapped up by beer lovers, as have the many other “farm to bottle” beers Almanac brewed since.
Through all the different craft cocktail crazes that have swept San Francisco over the years, one particular classic beverage rose above the fray—the rickey. Made with nothing more than Cointreau, lime, and soda, this timeless concoction is the perfect cocktail for everything from lazing around on the grass at Dolores Park to toasting the end of the work week at your favorite watering hole. It's refreshing, it's simple, and it's proof that you've officially moved on from your jungle juice days to the finer things in life.
What in the world could be more heavenly than a Pie Shake—a piece of your favorite pie blended with ice cream and milk and then slurped through a straw?