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Dining, SFoodie SF Female Bartenders Breaking the Speed Rack Barrier

SF Female Bartenders Breaking the Speed Rack Barrier

The cocktail boom has introduced more changes behind the bar than fresh juices and homemade bitters; female bartenders, too, are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Showcasing the increasing number of women in the craft cocktail movement is…
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Dining, Eat Wo Hing General Store: Charles Phan Tries Cantonese Food

Wo Hing General Store: Charles Phan Tries Cantonese Food

Déjà vu arrived along with Wo Hing General Store's poached yellow-feather chicken and ginger-scallion relish ($18). A breed with slimmer breasts, fuller flavor, and saffron-colored skin, the chicken was hacked into pieces and poached just until the red at the…
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Dining, SFoodie Liqueur de Violettes: Flower-Based Liqueur Revives a French Classic

Liqueur de Violettes: Flower-Based Liqueur Revives a French Classic

Petaluma-based Tempus Fugit, maker of Gran Classico bitters and absinthes, has just released a 19th-century-style spirit, Liqueur de Violettes. The color's a natural blue-pink (from the violets it's made from, hand-harvested in the sunny Côte d'Azur). It was traditionally used…
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Dining, SFoodie Where to Toast Love (or Loneliness) This Weekend

Where to Toast Love (or Loneliness) This Weekend

The old saying "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker" might not always be true, but our experience shows that cupid is most effective when firing shots of booze, not arrows. With that in mind, here's SFoodie's guide for finding…
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Dining, SFoodie No. 68: Prospect's Catcher in the Rye

No. 68: Prospect's Catcher in the Rye

Brooke Arthur's cocktail program at Prospect is exciting for the broad range of drinks she's producing, from the low-alcohol, dry vermouth- and sherry-based aperitif…
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Dining, SFoodie The Year in Food: Cocktails Get More Respect

The Year in Food: Cocktails Get More Respect

Twelve months, ten storylines: It's SFoodie's annual look back at the year in food. To call 2010 a revolutionary year in cocktails would be an overstatement. But it was certainly a year in which cocktail-making became an even more serious…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Cocktail Week, Day 1: The Boothby Revealed, Plus West Coast Super Women

SF Cocktail Week, Day 1: The Boothby Revealed, Plus West Coast Super Women

SF Cocktail Week officially kicks off tonight with two events: the opening of the Boothby Center, new home of the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail. With its beverage lab and conference center, the Boothby seems designed for learning…
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Dining, SFoodie Thermidor's Iceberg Daiquiri, a Frosty Flashback

Thermidor's Iceberg Daiquiri, a Frosty Flashback

Thermidor's Iceberg ($9) is a mini vacay on a bar stool. Mixologist Brooke Arthur's cooling frozen daiquiri has vanilla and grapefruit elements, but just a hint of the latter, meaning it's pretty much free of the bitterness that can easily…
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Dining, SFoodie The Whaler, a New Discovery at Prospect

The Whaler, a New Discovery at Prospect

UPDATE: Apparently, cocktail names have changed since we tasted this drink at Prospect's pre-opening. The drink described here is now called the Mr. White. At freshly opened Prospect, it's a good bet the bar will prove to be just as…
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Dining, SFoodie Prospect Cocktail Preview Tuesday at Beretta

Prospect Cocktail Preview Tuesday at Beretta

Prospect, the highly anticipated restaurant and bar project from the talented Boulevard group due for The Infinity building at 300 Spear might not be open yet, but tomorrow you'll be able to catch an early buzz from some of its…
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