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Brad Japhe

Brad Japhe

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.
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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, Fresh Eats S.F. Widens the Definition of Whiskey

    S.F. Widens the Definition of Whiskey

    As thirsty as San Francisco is for bourbon, the overwhelming majority of the liquor is imported from Kentucky and Tennessee, where centuries-old traditions are never threatened. But a new wave of Bay Area distilleries is figuring out ways to honor…
    Dining, Fresh Eats Wine-Barrel Finished Whiskeys

    Wine-Barrel Finished Whiskeys

    "Straight" bourbons and ryes are among the most tightly regulated spirits on the planet. To carry the term on the label, the juice inside can't contain any additives or coloring, and it must be produced from grain consisting mostly of…
    Dining, Fresh Eats When Is  Bourbon Worth the Price?

    When Is Bourbon Worth the Price?

    Even though bottle shops dedicate increasing swaths of real estate to America's native spirit, threats of a bourbon shortage continue to loom over us. Considering the time and space necessary for proper barrel-aging, it's nothing short of a small miracle…
    Dining, Fresh Eats 2015 Will Be a Lager Year

    2015 Will Be a Lager Year

    Long overshadowed by flashier IPAs and full-bodied stouts, the proud German-style lager is returning to favor in the craft beer community. These oft-understated expressions concern themselves not with assaulting your palate in a barrage of bitterness or cloying sweetness. Lagers…
    Dining, Fresh Eats Four Brunch Cocktails to Try This Fall

    Four Brunch Cocktails to Try This Fall

    No matter the season, everyone loves brunch. Sure, our city boasts some incredible food, yet it's fairly obvious the universal appeal of the meal is the socially acceptable excuse it affords to daytime drinking. Bloody Marys and mimosas are always…
    Dining, Fresh Eats Dave McLean on What to Expect at Beer Lands

    Dave McLean on What to Expect at Beer Lands

    Dave McLean is a busy man these days. The owner and head brewer at Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery in the Haight launched a second production facility in the Dogpatch earlier this spring. His new location also houses Smokestack — a…

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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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