Eat + Drink
This week in restaurant and bar news we have word that the ever-expanding Future Bars empire (Bourbon & Branch, Swig, Tradition, Local Edition, Rickhouse, etc.) is going to grow once more into North Beach, and some more news about Tosca and the State Bird Provisions next-door spinoff, The Progress.
Mark your calendars with one of these mouthwatering food events.
Save yourself some sweat with these delish drinks.
It’s easy to get in an olive oil rut once you find a blend you like. No one wants to commit to a $45 bottle only to discover it’s too grassy or too buttery or just doesn’t taste right drizzled on your daily loaf. “Taste Before You Buy” is the invaluable mantra of the self-serve olive oil shops that have emerged over the last few years. Some provide empty bottles. Others require you to bring your own and will reward your eco-friendliness with a rebate.
Sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting for. Other times, they’re worth hunting for. In this case, we’re talking burgers that are only available on certain days and times, making them elusive and maybe even a little more special. So go forth, burger gumshoe, and find yourself one of these (medium) rare-but-worth-it treasures.
Tasked with creating a menu for Hotel Healdsburg’s Spirit Bar — which opened earlier this year as a reincarnation of the hotel’s former no-name lobby bar — Dustin Valette, the Executive Chef of Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen (also housed in the hotel) started thinking about some of his favorite childhood food.
Oktoberfest, the biggest world-wide beer party is spinning into high gear and as with all things beer, the Bay Area calendar is stuffed with traditional and not-so traditional offerings.