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Dining, SFoodie Monday Six: Rockridge Improvement Club; Eatsa initiates breakfast menu; Shark fin ban upheld

Monday Six: Rockridge Improvement Club; Eatsa initiates breakfast menu; Shark fin ban upheld

The Rockridge Improvement Club opened in Oakland last week Julie Figueras and Scott Ayers of…
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Music, How to Build Your Blanket Empire

How to Build Your Blanket Empire

Finding the right spot to set up at a festival is the story of civilization writ small. You must define your borders, provide for your people, and negotiate with neighboring city-states and constantly migrating populations. Here, a list of resources…
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Dining, Eat

Smuggler's Cove: Find Safe Harbor in a Rum Cocktail

There I was, a full hour into my drive from the northeast Bay to San Francisco, and I wasn't even on the Bay Bridge yet. I was sitting in traffic purgatory, having forgotten that 49ers were playing at Candlestick for…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: The Port Au Prince at Smuggler's Cove

Drink of the Week: The Port Au Prince at Smuggler's Cove

There I was, a full hour into my drive from the North-East Bay to San Francisco, and I wasn't even on the Bay Bridge yet. I was sitting in traffic purgatory for having forgotten that 49ers were playing at Candlestick…
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Dining, SFoodie Triumvirate Rum: Rumbustion Society Class Project Goes on Sale at Cask

Triumvirate Rum: Rumbustion Society Class Project Goes on Sale at Cask

When Martin Cate opened Smuggler's Cove in December 2009, he initiated the Rumbustion Society, a master class in rum. Rumbustion is to rum what Julio Bermejo's Blue Agave Club at Tommy's Mexican is to tequila. Finishing the third level (200…
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Dining, SFoodie Triumvirate Rum: Customer Appreciation You Can Sip

Triumvirate Rum: Customer Appreciation You Can Sip

You don't typically expect drinking to offer more rewards than a good time or occasional claim of longevity, but Smuggler's Cove, the neo-tiki bar in Hayes Valley, offers graduates of Rumbustion Society a little more.Ron Roumas, Mark Holt, and John…
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Dining, SFoodie Smuggler's Cove Named Cocktail Bar of the Year

Smuggler's Cove Named Cocktail Bar of the Year

Martin Cate, Grand Poobah of San Francisco's rum and tiki culture, came home from Vegas last week with big winnings. Nope, not in casino chips: Cate's bar, Smuggler's Cove, won the most coveted prize ― Cocktail Bar of the Year…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Cocktail Week, Weekend Edition: The Epic, the Gala, and the Grilled

SF Cocktail Week, Weekend Edition: The Epic, the Gala, and the Grilled

Last night's Ragtag Rabble delivered on all the wickedness our vices could handle, including gambling and a burlesque show. Great cocktails and costumes made the night complete! SF Cocktail Week features three must-do events this weekend, starting with tonight's Epic…
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Dining, SFoodie Go Share a Bowl ― It's National Punch Day

Go Share a Bowl ― It's National Punch Day

For many the idea of punch is that unnaturally red "Hawaiian" liquid from a plastic gallon jug. Even the spiked variety that occasionally shows up at adult gatherings is usually nothing more than the kid stuff fortified with cheap liquor.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Bamboo Nation

Bamboo Nation

The resurgence of tiki culture fulfills many needs. It gives enthusiasts an excuse to wear vintage Hawaiian-print shirts, indulge in early-'60s nostalgia, and quench their insatiable desire for flaming cocktails (which we all of course share). Though the jaded among…
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