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Dining, SFoodie Wednesday Eleven: Very Large ATwater Tavern to Open in Mission Bay Tuesday

Wednesday Eleven: Very Large ATwater Tavern to Open in Mission Bay Tuesday

James Beard Award Winners in Journalism Announced Former SFoodie editor John…
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Dining, SFoodie St. George's Baller Ups the Single-Malt Whiskey Game Again

St. George's Baller Ups the Single-Malt Whiskey Game Again

St. George Spirits is at it again. Alameda's world-class craft distillery has just released its newest single-malt, Baller, which Master Distiller Lance Winters calls “a California take on the Japanese spin on Scotch whisky.”  Winters always has an eclectic way of…
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Music, All Shook Down Folk-Rock Band Murder By Death’s Top 10 Cocktails

Folk-Rock Band Murder By Death’s Top 10 Cocktails

Murder By Death may have a scary name, but the band is anything but. The folk-rock quintet from Bloomington, IN has been around for 16 years, releasing seven albums, including 2015’s Big Dark Love on Bloodshot Records. The band's…
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Music, All Shook Down Drake Shares First Look of His Whiskey Line, Virginia Black

Drake Shares First Look of His Whiskey Line, Virginia Black

Alcoholic beverage lines seems to be a popular trend amongst rappers. E-40 has already released a few liquor brands (Earl Stevens Collection wines, Slurricane, and E-40 malt liquor), while P. Diddy has Ciroc vodka and DeLeón Tequila and Nicki…
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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, SFoodie Come Fly with Me: Longbranch Saloon Offers a Crash Course in Selecting Spirits

Come Fly with Me: Longbranch Saloon Offers a Crash Course in Selecting Spirits

On approaching the bar of the Longbranch Saloon, I immediately pull out a chair and take a seat alongside the stretching smooth slab of wood. The shelves and shelves of bottles and long row of taps in front of…
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Dining, SFoodie Sosu Brings San Francisco Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sriracha

Sosu Brings San Francisco Whiskey Barrel-Aged Sriracha

To any grown adult with respectable taste buds, Sriracha hot sauce, and finely-aged whiskey are high on the list of life's finest flavors. So for the two to collide into one mouth-watering mashup seems beyond sensible, but inevitable. Yet…
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Dining, SFoodie Noodling About Ramen Shop's New Bar

Noodling About Ramen Shop's New Bar

Five months shy of its third anniversary, Ramen Shop in Oakland has expanded its footprint, acquiring the space next door. According to the leftover awning still in place, it used to be a luggage store. Ignoring old signage is…
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Dining, SFoodie Bay Area Widens What It Means to Be A Whiskey

Bay Area Widens What It Means to Be A Whiskey

Our city ceaselessly lives it up to its reputation for innovation. While that flair drives an inimitable way of life, it's not exactly an atmosphere compatible with whiskey production. A notable example: Straight Bourbon and Rye. America's native spirits…
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Dining, SFoodie Don Draper and the History of Rye Whiskey

Don Draper and the History of Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig Rye is a premium, 100 percent rye whiskey, aged for ten years, and bottled on a farm in rural Vermont. Already unique for its mash bill and age statement, the brand expanded its inventive flavors earlier this spring…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Beer Week Hits the Home Stretch

SF Beer Week Hits the Home Stretch

If you still have the stamina, SF Beer Week offers one final push to the finish line over its closing days. While folks frantically scour the Bay for one last attempt at scoring some Pliny the Younger, you can…
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Dining, SFoodie Drink of the Week: Tennessee Margarita at Pican

Drink of the Week: Tennessee Margarita at Pican

The magic of cocktails is in the dramatic difference a seemingly minor change can produce. Take the basic sour for example: a combination of spirit, citrus, and sugar. Make it with lemon juice and vodka and you have a lemon…
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Dining, SFoodie Picán Royale Bourbon Society Kicks Off

Picán Royale Bourbon Society Kicks Off

When Picán in Oakland opened up back in 2009, it was pioneering the Southern-cuisine-with-a-twist movement, but it was also one of the only bars with a big focus on bourbon and rye whiskies. With a sizable collection of whiskey…
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Dining, SFoodie Bottle Cap Hosts 1st Annual North Beach Whiskey Cocktail Competition

Bottle Cap Hosts 1st Annual North Beach Whiskey Cocktail Competition

What: Bottle Cap is hosting the 1st Annual North Beach Whiskey Cocktail Competition!Where: Bottle Cap, 1707 Powell St.When: Wednesday, March 14th, 6-8 p.m.Cost: 5 dineros for the first 100 through the door, 10 for each and all who follow in their wakeThe…
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Dining, SFoodie Poitín 1661 Update: Mission Accomplished

Poitín 1661 Update: Mission Accomplished

SFoodie raises its cup for former San Francisco bar tender Ashlee Casserly. Last week we dished about her Kickstarter campaign for her authentic Irish white whiskey,1661 Poitín. She reached her goal of raising $40,000 Monday, two hours before the deadline.…
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Dining, SFoodie A Bulleit You Won't Want to Dodge

A Bulleit You Won't Want to Dodge

When interest in classic cocktails like the Sazerac exposed rye as the pre-Prohibition whiskey of choice, demand soared. The rediscovery of the spirit -- which benefited from the spiced, full flavors that the grain contributes, as well as a low…
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Dining, SFoodie Big Hats and Bourbon: Where to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

Big Hats and Bourbon: Where to Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

​You may still be fighting the lingering haze of your Cinco de Mayo, but the Kentucky Derby on Saturday will provide yet another excuse to drink a lot and wear a big hat ― just like Mother's Day. Though we…
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Dining, SFoodie Shot and a Beer ― 15 of 'Em! ― at the Boothby

Shot and a Beer ― 15 of 'Em! ― at the Boothby

1 Bourbon, 1 Scotch, and 1 Beer Where: The Boothby Center for the Beverage Arts, 1161 Mission (at Eighth St.), Ste. 120 When: Sat., Feb. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost: $45 The rundown: As much as we love cocktails, sometimes all…
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Dining, SFoodie Three Cocktail Tutorials for Shaking Up Your Game

Three Cocktail Tutorials for Shaking Up Your Game

There's something oddly charming about the month of January, the brisk days so full of potential and resolve that only a fresh start can bring ― or maybe that's just the hangover finally wearing off. Maybe you resolved to make…
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