This time, aficionados explored the Knob Creek family of ultra-premium bourbons—including Small Batch, Single Barrel, and Rye varieties—in the venue's large lower level, where specialists presented a samples of, and a wealth of information on each spirit. Guests tested their knowledge at a blind whisky tasting station, before enjoying deeply discounted cocktails using any of the bourbons in classic cocktails like sours and Old Fashioneds.
On February 19th, the city's hard-working nightlife pros—bartenders, barbacks, bussers, bouncers, servers, DJs, dancers, doormen, coat check, hat check, clothes check, greeters, promoters, hosts, hostesses, sound guys, and other service industry workers—were treated to a night of their own, honoring their contributions to our own regular decompressions. Host venue Cafe du Nord welcomed revelers with a generous buffet from their hearty menu, while partners Maker's Mark, Stella Artois, and Bud Light Platinum provided the liquid courage necessary for the traditional barworker challenges, hosted by Barworkers Ball creator and beloved impresario Stephen Torres.
Connoisseurs joined the curious at stations outfitted with a variety of ultra-premium bourbons—including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Booker’s, and Baker’s—for their inspection and inquisition. Guests were then offered deeply discounted cocktails using any of the bourbons in classic cocktails like Manhattans and sours.
On January 29th, the gorgeously designed English tavern with hard rock edges celebrated two years at their Cow Hollow location. Owners Hugo Gamboa, Adam Snyder, and Andy Wasserman provided a four-hour open bar of their famously well-made cocktails, smart beer list, and delicious wines to an eager crowd of regulars and newcomers, who grooved to a soundscape of classic Brit rock hits.
Highlights of the evening included generous rotations of the Brixton's delectable menu:
One of San Francisco's favorite holiday traditions—also known as "the Bowl to fill all bowls"—returns this Saturday (Dec. 29th) to AT&T Park! This year, the event will find the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Navy Midshipmen battling on the field, while spectators help local organizations battle hunger in the Bay Area just by buying a ticket!
One of the nation's largest family-owned and operated wineries, Kendall-Jackson, kicked off the holiday season in San Francisco, where they brought together key K-J players to introduce their newest marketing campaign, Goes Well With Friends. The campaign is all about shifting the wine conversation—from traditional "wine speak" to one that incorporates the way we talk and think about wine today—from a social and digital perspective.
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