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Dining, SFoodie Don Draper and the History of Rye Whiskey

Don Draper and the History of Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig Rye is a premium, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for ten years, and bottled on a farm in rural Vermont. Already unique for its mash bill and age statement, the brand expanded its inventive flavors earlier this spring…
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Dining, Bouncer Bouncer Feels the Sting of Success at Jellyfish Lounge

Bouncer Feels the Sting of Success at Jellyfish Lounge

Hanging out in bars in expensive restaurants is like playing dress-up; it's pretend. You might not be able to afford dinner there, but you can sit at the bar and order a beer and be a part of things. You…
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Calendar, Night&Day True Dat

True Dat

We've all heard the common adage "Honesty is the best policy," but when it comes to actually living it, we tend to fall short of this ideal. We fudge resumes, we weasel our way out of speeding tickets, we Photoshop…
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Dining, SFoodie Edibles: Burned Out on Sweets? Cheesy Popcorn is a Savory Solution

Edibles: Burned Out on Sweets? Cheesy Popcorn is a Savory Solution

I'll admit, the whole drama that erupted between Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen this year fascinated me. If you're not as gossip-driven as I am, here's a summary: Bourdain called out his fellow Food Network star Deen when she…
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Music, All Shook Down Six Karaoke Songs to Lure in Your Own Don Draper

Six Karaoke Songs to Lure in Your Own Don Draper

If you haven't heard enough of "Zou Bisou Bisou" this week, be prepared for an onslaught of especially terrible karaoke this weekend. But before you attempt to reel in your own Don Draper, allow us to provide a little…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Mad Men</i> Keeps Up With the Kardashians, Thanks to Jon Hamm

Mad Men Keeps Up With the Kardashians, Thanks to Jon Hamm

The new season of the runaway hit Mad Men premieres Sunday on AMC. One of the major reasons -- if not the reason--- for the show's success is the dreamy Jon Hamm. He is full of charisma, a great…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Humans Take Over S.F. Parking Spaces: <em>Mad Men</em> Offices, Petting Zoos, and Free Spaghetti

Humans Take Over S.F. Parking Spaces: Mad Men Offices, Petting Zoos, and Free Spaghetti

It was business as usual for Will Godfrey. Well, except that his office was in a parking spot on Sansome Street, had no roof, and looked like it had been lifted straight from the set of Mad Men. "You can…
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Dining, SFoodie <em>Top Chef Masters</em>, Week 2: Kelis Is Picky About Balls, Joan About Her Eggs

Top Chef Masters, Week 2: Kelis Is Picky About Balls, Joan About Her Eggs

The first two minutes of last night's Top Chef Masters were exciting, as cheftestant John S. had to leave because of an emergency at home. Naomi, of Portland's Beast, smirked that the competition was one person less stiff and then…
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Dining, SFoodie Thermidor: Can Retro Succeed Without Kitsch?

Thermidor: Can Retro Succeed Without Kitsch?

Thermidor can feel as hard to penetrate as Don Draper's psyche. On one hand, chef Bruce Binn's dinner rolls and baked Alaska and pommes dauphine leave a buttery trail through memory, depositing you smack in the middle of a midcentury-modern…
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Music, Hear This RJD2

RJD2

When he emerged in 2002 with his debut LP, Deadringer, Philadelphia-based RJD2 (born Ramble John Krohn) was pegged as the next DJ Shadow. He possessed a similar crate-digging prowess; a love of classic soul, funk, and hip-hop; and a reliance…
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