On this gorgeous Friday, we're thrilled to bring you news about two of your favorite things—cocktails and pie.
Let's begin with the pie. Jaynelle St. Jean's Pietisserie finally has a home of its own. Opening on Valentine's Day (with free slices of pie, no less), Jean's new digs will be open Wednesday through Sunday selling all a manner of seasonal, savory, and signature pies (including her signature chocolate cream pretzel). Take a look at her current offerings here.
After binging on pie, you'll need a strong tipple or two to digest. Start at the Double Standard, a brand-new Telegraph Avenue bar from Bourbon & Branch alum Ali Tahsini. The thoughtful cocktail list features well-executed classic cocktails, including a nice selection of beers and a few wines. Major bonus: the bar has a spacious outdoor area.
Continue your Bourbon & Branch-approved cocktail crawl in Berkeley at Tupper & Reed, the long-awaited East Bay debut from the Future Bars, the folks behind some of the most lauded bars in San Francisco (e.g., Devil's Acre, Tradition, Rickhouse, Swig) Tupper & Reed, located inside a designated historic landmark, features an upstairs space, which will be reservation-only, while the downstairs area boasts an extensive list of spirits, and a selection of classic cocktails (divided between citrus-driven, spirit-driven, and a punch offering that requires three drinkers, minimum).