Eat + Drink
With all the midday drinking, cheering along the parade route, and pre- and post- partying that are de rigeur during Pride, you’re bound to work up a killer appetite. With road closures and nary a cab in sight, our food editors have chosen places within an easy walk of the festivities.
• Z is For Zesty? The Times serves up an A-to-(almost)-Z guide of summer drinking by definition.
• The Mission District's latest "clean, family-friendly, neighborhood place featuring hand-thrown, thin-crust pizza made from locally-sourced ingredients" also has intentions to be "well-lit." Michael Bauer can leave his flashlight at home.
As we blaze our way through this rece- depr- —whatever you want to call it—people are returning to some of the hobbies of our forefathers and sisters. Seed sales soared this spring and there has been in upswing in classes for jam, sauerkraut and beer making. Foraging fruit is newly cool.
Oh my goodness, today is one gorgeous day. A perfect 75 degrees, with a breeze to rustle the hair. Not so much the kind of day for a Manhattan or a class of Cab, but a good day to pop a beer in an unpretentious space in the great outdoors. Here are, in my opinion, SF's best places to do just that.
The bidding is up to $100,100.00—over $50,000 more than yesterday, for Warren Buffet's annual lunch auction to benefit the Glide Foundation here in SF:
Quit your job, start making cheese.
It's the first official week of summer and the weather's been knockout good, so in the spirit of summer fun, I'm proclaiming this Buzzed Beer Week. Look for posts throughout the week on summer beers, places to drink it and other beery topics.
The Classic Martini
You might think that the best martini is nothing but a perfect union of gin and vermouth, but it's the dash of orange bitters that makes it extra elegant. Rub the orange twist along the rim of the glass for an added bit of punch.
2 oz gin
1/2 oz vermouth
dash of orange bitters
Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass. Fill with ice. Gently stir for about 40 revolutions. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.