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Brad Japhe

Brad Japhe 

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I enjoy my whiskey neat, my beer hoppy, and my meat medium rare. I have been covering craft spirits, suds, and gourmet cuisine for a decade, with work published from New York, across Montana, and up and down the Pacific Coast.
Dining, SFoodie What to Drink at Outside Lands

What to Drink at Outside Lands

It's August in San Francisco. Which means it's time for the annual urban ritual that is Outside Lands. On the eve of its ninth rendition, it's a festival above the rest: a premiere destination for all things food and drink.…
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Dining, SFoodie Oysters and Scotch: A Love Story

Oysters and Scotch: A Love Story

Although it's been building momentum as of late, the combination of oysters and single malt should hardly be viewed as mere trend; they've been soulmates from the start. The maritime notes of a luscious bivalve reverberate in the finish…
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Dining, Eat A Peat Primer: Learning to Appreciate Scotch

A Peat Primer: Learning to Appreciate Scotch

Like all great things in life, Scotch is often misunderstood. An alarming number of casual drinkers actually fear the liquid, assuming it to be a smoky spirit, its flavor akin to licking the working end of a chimney. This unshakable…
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Bar: Drinking Your Way Through Paso Robles

Heralded as the epicenter of Central Coast viticulture for nearly two decades, Paso Robles has long enjoyed its fair share of wine tourism. It's to be expected when you count close to 30,000 acres of planted vineyard — or one…
Dining, Eat Where to Drink Eau de Vie

Where to Drink Eau de Vie

Although the regenerative effects of alcohol have been debated around the world for generations, the French have long made it clear where they stand. In their native tongue, spirits are known as "eau de vie," which translates as "water of…
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Dining, Eat Drink: Picking a Japanese Whisky

Drink: Picking a Japanese Whisky

Japanese whisky is among the most sought-after booze on the planet. It's also some of the most intimidating. And how could it not inspire uneasiness, when a 35-year-old bottle of the stuff can fetch northwards of $28,000? But not all…
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Dining, Fresh Eats

The Fairmont Hotel's Modern Approach to Classic Cocktails

There's a reason why the classics become classics. They're timeless, and they're damn good. In the realm of cocktails, familiar names like Martini, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, and Manhattan immediately come to mind. If you're going to tinker with drinks like…
Dining, SFoodie Fairmont Hotel Takes Modern Approach to Classic Cocktails

Fairmont Hotel Takes Modern Approach to Classic Cocktails

There's a reason why the classics become classics. They're timeless, and they're damn good. In the realm of cocktails, familiar names like Martini, Old Fashioned, Boulevardier, Manhattan, immediately come to mind. If you're going to tinker with drinks like…
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Dining, SFoodie Bobby Lozoff: Local Liquor Legend and Inventor of the Tequila Sunrise

Bobby Lozoff: Local Liquor Legend and Inventor of the Tequila Sunrise

To earn the title of legend in the booze business, you need carry some serious credentials to the table. Enter Sausalito native, Bobby Lozoff. A Bay Area bartender with some 50 years of experience behind the stick, the man…
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Dining, Eat Bar: What to Get Drunk on in 2016

Bar: What to Get Drunk on in 2016

FromSF Beer Weeknear the start of the calendar year to Outside Lands' Beer Landsto December's spirited holiday releases, the Bay Area ceaselessly fills your glass with world-class libations. For your drinking pleasure, here are the best recently released beveragesto seek…
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Dining, SFoodie Cakebread Cellars' Winemaker Julianne Laks Celebrates 30th Harvest

Cakebread Cellars' Winemaker Julianne Laks Celebrates 30th Harvest

Thirty years is a long time. More than a third of a lifetime. Thirty years ago, you could purchase any number of sizable properties in the SoMa for well under six figures. It was around that same time that…
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Dining, SFoodie The Procrastinator's Boozy Gift Guide

The Procrastinator's Boozy Gift Guide

If you haven't finished your holiday shopping by now, you could surely use some booze to help calm your nerves. Happily, that same magical liquid also serves as a sensational gift for those that you're shopping for. It's like…
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Dining, SFoodie New Bay Area Cider Invites You to Take a Walk on the 'WildCide'

New Bay Area Cider Invites You to Take a Walk on the 'WildCide'

Sweet, easy-drinking, and naturally gluten-free, ciders are so hip right now. In an era where 'gluten' is seen as only slightly less sinister than Satan himself, their sales have skyrocketed, making it one of the fastest growing segments of…
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Dining, SFoodie Woodford Reserve Releases White Corn Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Releases White Corn Bourbon

In less than 20 years, Woodford Reserve has rocketed towards the upper echelon of the Kentucky Straight Bourbon market. It many ways, the journey is a testament to the vision of Master Distiller Chris Morris. Regarded as the "frou-frou"…
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Dining, SFoodie The Best of Oktoberfest

The Best of Oktoberfest

Although Oktoberfest has been going strong for a couple of weeks, there's no better time than right now to get in all of the action. You know, it being October, and all. This weekend marks the official conclusion of…
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Dining, Eat Cuba Libre: Drinking like Hemingway

Cuba Libre: Drinking like Hemingway

When the U.S. announced the normalization of relations with Cuba, much attention was focused on the economic boon it would bring to the beleaguered nation. But the Caribbean's largest isle is hardly the sole benefactor. Americans now have the opportunity…
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Dining, SFoodie Caley Shoemaker Takes Hangar 1 In A New Direction

Caley Shoemaker Takes Hangar 1 In A New Direction

Caley Shoemaker isn't your average vodka maker. Which is fitting, because she's not making an average vodka. Hangar 1's Head Distiller, who came to the Alameda operation from the world of whiskey, is now overseeing a frenetic expansion. Over…
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Dining, SFoodie Amaras Mixes Mezcal with Sustainability

Amaras Mixes Mezcal with Sustainability

There's a few reasons why mezcal is frequently lauded as the "scotch of tequila.'" Elegance and complexity certainly have something to do with it. But the most obvious connection is smoke. And where there's smoke, there's fire. In the case…
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Dining, Eat Sours and the City: The Sour Beer Craze

Sours and the City: The Sour Beer Craze

Ever ahead of the curve, San Francisco was thirsty for sour beers long before they became cool. A landscape defined by adventurous drinkers allowed daring brewers to pursue a style that can easily intimidate casual consumers elsewhere. As a result,…
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Dining, SFoodie Sours and the City: All About the Latest Beer Craze

Sours and the City: All About the Latest Beer Craze

Ever ahead of the curve, San Francisco was thirsty for sour beers long before they became cool. A landscape defined by adventurous drinkers allowed daring brewers to pursue a style often intimidating to the casual consumer. As a result,…
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