Eat + Drink
I was amused by this article in the New York Times a couple days ago. Not that there's any sort of political angle to this blog, I just like it when people getting together to drink and talk become newsworthy. I was curious whether SF had a Drinking Liberally chapter. Unsurprisingly, we do. Here's the information and sign up list.
Both are trying to make the experience of that classic drink, the gin and tonic, better by improving the oft-neglected role of the mixer. Fever-Tree is made in England, with ingredients sourced from around the world. Q is made, best I can tell, in New York. The gin?
Skip the cocktails: Some appropriately basic
drinks at the 540 Club in the Richmond.
The science in this article, which claims that a shaken martini has a measurable advantage in salubriousness over a stirred one, seems highly dubious to me. The article recaps the findings of some British scientists (who probably have too much time on their hands) reviewing research done in 1999 by some Canadian ones (who definitely have too much time on their hands):
1. Wine on the waves
On Saturday, May 31, from 4 to 6 p.m., enjoy an afternoon on the bay aboard Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, the USS Potomac. Fine wines chosen by Foggy Bridge winemaker Daryl Groom accompany seasonal cuisine prepared by Larkspur’s Left Bank restaurant, all against the backdrop of our gorgeous city. Book online for a 20 percent discount at sipsandbitessf.com.