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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 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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News, The Snitch <i>Smurfs</i> Movie Allegedly Drives San Francisco Mother to Drink and Drive

Smurfs Movie Allegedly Drives San Francisco Mother to Drink and Drive

A bottle of vodka is one way to make it through nearly two hours of the Smurfs. A San Francisco mother has been accused of chugging one too many shots of vodka while at the Smurfs movie with her 4-year-old…
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Dining, SFoodie Mixing It Up at the Cocktail World Cup Regional Finals

Mixing It Up at the Cocktail World Cup Regional Finals

Rule of thumb: If asked to sit on the judging panel of a cocktail competition, don't hesitate to accept the invitation. This blogger recently had the honor of helping spirits scholars Camper English and Aaron Smith (owner, 15 Romolo) judge…
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Dining, SFoodie The Lychee Martini, a Sweet Sip at Seasons Bar

The Lychee Martini, a Sweet Sip at Seasons Bar

The cocktail menu at the Seasons Bar and Lounge inside the Four Seasons Hotel is not good for the indecisive. You're likely to flip through the pages and flirt with a number of possibilities. One lovely no-fail option: a martini…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Cocktail Week Starts Tomorrow. Here's What to Do for Free

SF Cocktail Week Starts Tomorrow. Here's What to Do for Free

Jason C./Yelp15 Romolo is hosting explorations of vodka, gin, fortified wines ― for free.SF Cocktail Week rolls into town tomorrow and honestly, wow: Even we're a little afraid of the sheer volume of cocktails and events going down. Thankfully…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of Choice vs. Position of Choice

Drink of Choice vs. Position of Choice

CLICK TO ENLARGEYes, there is a correlation between favorite alcohol types and sexual positions. Footnote: Number of drinks to get there may vary. Follow us on Twitter: @SFoodie and @SFWeekly…
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Music, All Shook Down When No One Loves You, Corporate Email is There

When No One Loves You, Corporate Email is There

In the realm of manipulative marketing tactics, it doesn't get much better than a love letter. "Do you love J.Crew?" the email wants to know. But before you have time to think about it, the subject line assumes your devotion…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Links: Fashion, Flyers and Fleeing Furniture

Bay Links: Fashion, Flyers and Fleeing Furniture

This…
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News, The Snitch From the SFPD Files: How NOT to Handle a Traffic Stop (When You're Likely Roaring Drunk)

From the SFPD Files: How NOT to Handle a Traffic Stop (When You're Likely Roaring Drunk)

Searching for gold in the police blotter is one of life's lower-percentage endeavors. Yet, we think you'll agree the following from the always well-written reports of Lt. Paul Chignell from the Taraval Police Station warrants reprinting. In essence, Chignell's…
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Dining, SFoodie St. George Spirits/Hangar One Distillery Summer Open House

St. George Spirits/Hangar One Distillery Summer Open House

I feel better already: St. George Spirits/Hangar One Distillery (2601 Monarch at Alameda Point, Alameda) are hosting a Summer Open House tomorrow, Saturday, June 28, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and they want you to help them celebrate the…
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News, The Snitch Obama Frenzy at the Fairmont -The Super-Tuesday Fog Lifts

Obama Frenzy at the Fairmont -The Super-Tuesday Fog Lifts

By John Geluardi The Grand Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel is a venerable place to hold an election night gathering for supporters of political candidates like Sen. Barack Obama. It just feels important, all that grand late 19th century…
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Dining, SFoodie Man Turns Airport Security Check Into Instant Party, Nearly Dies

Man Turns Airport Security Check Into Instant Party, Nearly Dies

Let this story be a lesson to all of you holiday travelers carrying booze as gifts or, more likely, as a way to cope with your insane family: pack it in your checked luggage. Rather than hand over a…
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Music, All Shook Down

Brockspace: Banning the Bolt

OK, fine. I’ve grown accustomed to the practice of San Francisco dive bars removing the locks from their bathroom doors. But now even some of the finer drinking establishments around town have had the gall to follow suit, banning bathroom…
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