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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, 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, SFoodie The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

There's that age-old adage about moderation: the whole "marathon, not a sprint" thing. While most clichés induce eye-rolling dismissal, it will behoove you to hold this one to heart as you navigate the id-filled excesses populating the Outside Lands Festival…
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Dining, SFoodie How to Drink Tequila Properly, According to Partida Tequila's Master Distiller

How to Drink Tequila Properly, According to Partida Tequila's Master Distiller

I had the opportunity this week to taste tequilas with Jose Valdez, the Maestro Tequilero (“Master Distiller”) of Partida Tequila, a 10-year-old producer in the state of Jalisco. While the abundant tobacco and dark chocolate flavors of Partida’s añejo…
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Dining, SFoodie Bode Miller Thinks You Should Get Your Dad Cuervo for Father's Day

Bode Miller Thinks You Should Get Your Dad Cuervo for Father's Day

A $125 bottle of tequila seems extravagant. A $125 bottle of Cuervo tequila seems like a joke. But Reserva De La Familia is no laughing matter. The elegantly packaged expression, made from 100 percent blue agave, and aged for…
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Dining, SFoodie Pop-Up Planner, Oct. 29- Nov. 5: KronnerBurger's Last Month, Tongue Confit and Prosciutto-Filled Pasta

Pop-Up Planner, Oct. 29- Nov. 5: KronnerBurger's Last Month, Tongue Confit and Prosciutto-Filled Pasta

Your weekly guide to SF's best pop-ups and temporary restaurants. KronnerBurger When: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Where:Bruno's The Rundown: The burger pop-up in the dark side room of the Mission club will turn off…
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Dining, SFoodie Spice Up Your Weekend at Redwood City's Salsa Festival

Spice Up Your Weekend at Redwood City's Salsa Festival

Redwood City's 5th Annual Salsa Festival Where: Downtown Redwood City (Courthouse Square) When: Sat., Sept 29, 12-8 p.m. Cost: Free Seeing as its motto is "Climate Best by Government Test," we humbly suggest that Redwood City add to that,…
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News, The Snitch Angry Teen Arrested After Allegedly Biting, Punching His Dog Named Tequila

Angry Teen Arrested After Allegedly Biting, Punching His Dog Named Tequila

This isn't a man bites dog story. This is a man bites and allegedly beats his dog story -- and that's even worse.San Francisco Police Capt. Greg Corrales tells SF Weekly that on Saturday, a witness called the cops after he allegedly…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Prado at Copita

Drink of the Week: Prado at Copita

The power of food to transport us with flavors and smells is what makes eating and drinking such a personal experience. It is what endeared me to the lively and cozy Copita Tequileria y Comida in Sausalito. Sitting at the…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Your Agave On: National Tequila Day and Boozy Fun

Get Your Agave On: National Tequila Day and Boozy Fun

With National Tequila Day hitting us smack dab in the Tuesday, you now have a thinly veiled excuse to go out and have some margaritas or tequila at brand new Copita, Tommy's Mexican, Mosto, or Tres for lunch and…
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Dining, SFoodie After 75 Years, Tapatio Tequila Finally Arrives

After 75 Years, Tapatio Tequila Finally Arrives

Talk about late bloomers. Tapatio* Tequila ($33/one liter bottle, 40% alcohol by volume), a new spirit hitting shelves in the US, is a 75-year old brand that is popular in Mexico for having a balance of flavor, quality, and value.…
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Dining, SFoodie Sachio Kojima: Pretty Much the Best Thing About Hecho

Sachio Kojima: Pretty Much the Best Thing About Hecho

You know how you can be beset with a feverish curiosity about a place and still can't bring yourself to go there? Exhibit one: the Audium. Exhibit two: Hecho, Joseph Manzare's year-old sushi and tequila restaurant. I'd been trying to piece…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Tequila Tasting Club Education on the 25th

SF Tequila Tasting Club Education on the 25th

Tequila isn't just for Spring Break anyone. As the tequila category continues to grow and populate with new brands dedicated to craft methods, the gulf has grown between the beachside and dining room. It used to be that all the…
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Music, All Shook Down Carlos Santana Endorses Tequila Brand, No Word Yet on Drink-Off with Sammy Hagar

Carlos Santana Endorses Tequila Brand, No Word Yet on Drink-Off with Sammy Hagar

Carlos Santana, your local guitar god, is endorsing some expensive tequila brand called Casa Noble. Wow. Cool. Amaaazing. Okay, not really. Apparently the 10-time Grammy winner has a "passion for excellence" or something, and so do the people at…
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Dining, SFoodie Summer School: Eat and Drink Tequila with Joanne Weir

Summer School: Eat and Drink Tequila with Joanne Weir

Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth St.), Suite 120 When: Wed., June 8, 7-9 p.m. Cost: $75 through Eventbrite The Rundown: Joanne Weir, local celebrity chef and host of PBS television series Joanne Weir's…
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Dining, SFoodie A Ban on Live Chicken Sales, Protection for Your iPad Cookbook

A Ban on Live Chicken Sales, Protection for Your iPad Cookbook

Today's notes on national stories, local trends, random tastes, and other bycatch dredged up from the food media.1. No more sales of live chickens. SF Appeal and other sources report that, after years of protest, a group named LGBT…
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Cinco de Mayo Essential: Sangrita, Tequila's Hot-Blooded Companion

Magalie L'Abbé​Despite the high quality of 100 percent blue agave tequila at its most refined, the idea of sitting down and sipping a room temperature shot will most likely provoke shudders and a cold sweat of memories. Your feelings would…
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Dining, SFoodie Tequila and Tamales by the Bay: Too Good to Pound

Tequila and Tamales by the Bay: Too Good to Pound

Around 300 people breezed about the sunny atrium at San Francisco Design Center Sunday, munching tamales and sipping from baby shot glasses of tequila. It was the fifth year of Benchmark Institute's fundraiser Tequila and Tamales by the Bay, the…
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Dining, SFoodie Sunday: Tequila and Tamales, More or Less by the Bay

Sunday: Tequila and Tamales, More or Less by the Bay

A Taste of Tamales by the Bay Where: San Francisco Design Center, 101 Henry Adams (at Alameda) When: Sun., April 17, noon-4:30 p.m. Cost: $45 ($50 after today) The rundown: This Sunday is a big day for single-food celebrations, as…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Do This Weekend, Mar. 25-27

What to Do This Weekend, Mar. 25-27

Craving more? Scroll through additional listings here. Fri., Mar. 25: Queen of the Sun Filmmaker Screenings Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), 7 and 9 p.m. Director Taggart Siegel will be on hand for two screenings of his bee…
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