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1/18/2012

But oddly enough, I find myself drinking light-bodied aperitifs at many of the city’s best restaurants.    I’ve enjoyed these... More»

12/29/2011

21st Amendment—the San Francisco brewpub named after the constitutional amendment that repealed Prohibition—is burnishing... More»

12/28/2011

When an ankle injury forced Neyah White, head barman at Nopa, to find a more sedentary profession, he looked to the world of whiskey. Though he... More»

12/22/2011

Ordering a Manhattan earns one instant cocktail cred. There’s something so very Mad Men about that blend of bourbon and sweet vermouth with a... More»

12/21/2011
12/15/2011

Late-night drinking is an old tradition in North Beach, a neighborhood made famous by sailors celebrating their return to dry land, and now a group of bar... More»

11/11/2011

If it’s happened once, it’s happened a hundred times: Wandering from winery to winery up Highway 29, you forget about food. Then the munchies... More»

10/19/2011

When it comes to brewing, Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan have borrowed a page from their chef friends: Keep it local and follow the seasons. In July, the... More»

10/19/2011

The first thing you’re likely to notice upon entering Dig, a new wine shop in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, is a turntable elegantly... More»

10/19/2011

With a purity and articulation that match the clean lines of the space, the cocktails mixed behind the fine-grained wood counter at Bar Agricole are some of... More»

6/17/2011

Rarely have backwoods and bohemian gone together so well—or with such underground notice—as they have at Andrew Mariani’s two-year-old ... More»

11/23/2010

It was mid-August in the freakishly cool summer of 2010, and along parts of the Sonoma Coast, only a handful of days in the previous three months had seen... More»