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The Piggy Awards: 7x7's Eat+Drink Celebration 2013

San Francisco's culinary superstars gathered at the historic Anchor Brewery to celebrate our readers' choices for the best restaurants in town, who picked up their special awards called "The Piggies!"

Guests enjoyed fantastically creative cocktails from Anchor Distilling and easy access to the famed brewery taproom for the casual affair, while Gundlach Bundschu Winery provided delicious tastings of their 2010 Pinot Noir and 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. Small Potatoes Catering & Events offered delicious passed bites and bountiful grazing buffets, which also featured a variety of cheeses from Cypress Grove Chèvre. Complimentary bottles of Smartwater were on hand as guests headed into the full moonlit evening.

Ticket sales benefited nonprofit Site & Sound, organizers of the inaugural Niteys Awards honoring the best in SF nightlife.

Many thanks to event partners Blueprint StudiosChurch Street Flowers, and DJ Dylan Mahoney.

Photos: Tara Luz Stevens for Drew Altizer Photography

 

Featured cocktails from Anchor:

Hip Hop
1 oz HOPHEAD VODKA
1/2 oz Chinaco blanco tequila
3/4 oz honey syrup
3/4 oz lemon juice
Shake and strain over a Collins glass with ice
Top with Anchor Steam
Glass: Collins

Hirsch & Luxardo
2 oz Hirsch Small Batch
1 oz Luxardo Apricot
5 shakes Angostura Bitters
Stir, strain into martini glass, garnish with 1 dried apricot
Glass: Martini
Garnish: Dried Apricot

No3 & Tree
No. 3 London Dry Gin
Fever Tree Tonic Water
Glass: Collins
Garnish: Lime

 

Featured wines from Gundlach Bundschu Winery:

2011 Chardonnay, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
2010 Mountain Cuvee, Sonoma County
2010 Pinot Noir, Estate Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley