It would have been a hoot to eavesdrop on the planning meetings between Martin Cate, owner of the new gin bar Whitechapel which opened this week, and Ignacio “Notch” Gonzalez, the designer who brought the offbeat concept to life.
“I’m Mr. Cinnamon,” grins Joe Cannella, at the Craft Spirits Carnival at Ft. Mason where he was offering samples of his Cannella Cinnamon Cordial. His first batch, made at the Seven Stills Distillery in Dogpatch, sold out shortly after its release late last year. His fourth batch has just been bottled.
You're purusing the list of specialty drinks at a cocktail bar when one in particular stands out. You recognize most of the ingredients, but one is a mystery. What the heck is Becherovka? How does Cynar taste? Once little-used, these liqueurs are now starring on local bar menus. Here are five to try.
Before you reach for that bottle of Provencal rosé for this weekend's July 4th festivities, why not consider this more festive, gin-soaked, made-in-San Francisco treat?
Here's to alcohol: the cause of, and answer to, all of life's problems. -Matt Groening
From game day specials in SoMa to usher in the 2015 baseball season to Cockscomb's double happy hour, here's where you should throw back a few this week.
Ah, San Francisco nights. With so many options for after-dark revelry, and so little time to hit them all, 7x7 devotes this year's San Francisco Nightlife Guide to only the absolute most awesome spots to hang once the sun goes down.
Something mysterious and wonderful is happening at the corner of Bush and Taylor. After a host of local bars came and went (Royal Tug Yacht Club and Yong San Lounge, to name a few), the recently opened Stookey's Club Moderne aims to breathe new life into the centrally-located space, thanks to '30s-inspired decor, smartly dressed bartenders, and a cocktail menu that will soon be the envy of many a mustachioed bartender.