Bar Review – The Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany, California
March 15, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment

Hotsy Totsy

 
I have been fortunate enough to engage in discussions of the bar arts with many a worthy bartender.  Among their love of good drinks and admiration for other good bartenders lay another deep fondness; …

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Bar Review – The Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany, California
March 15, 2012 – 1:57 pm | No Comment
Bar Review – The Hotsy Totsy Club, Albany, California

Hotsy Totsy

 
I have been fortunate enough to engage in discussions of the bar arts with many a worthy bartender.  Among their love of good drinks and admiration for other good bartenders lay another deep fondness; …

Cocktail Recipe – The McKinley from Park Tavern, San Francisco
September 11, 2011 – 5:34 pm | No Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The McKinley from Park Tavern, San Francisco

San Francisco has long been known as a city where one can obtain both world class food and drink.  Park Tavern, which recently opened on picturesque Washington Square in the city’s North Beach Neighborhood, aims …

Cocktail Recipe – The Gilded Lilly from The Alembic, San Francisco, CA
July 23, 2011 – 8:10 pm | One Comment
Cocktail Recipe – The Gilded Lilly from The Alembic, San Francisco, CA

There are moments for when a liquid slap in the face is preferable or even required.  Then there are those wherein a quaff of sophistication is what is called for.  It is in this hour …

Cocktail Menu – Blackbird Bar San Francisco
May 22, 2011 – 8:40 pm | No Comment
Cocktail Menu – Blackbird Bar San Francisco

Everyone has their criteria for what qualities define a good bar.  I am no different except that I am open to a wide range of what “good” can mean.  I can appreciate and enjoy a wide …

Tasting Notes – Tres Agaves Tequila Reposado
May 5, 2011 – 12:28 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Tres Agaves Tequila Reposado

 
 
 
 
The same people who brought you Tres Agaves restaurant in San Francisco (now rebranded as Tres) are now offering a line of tequilas and tequila mixers.  The Tres Agaves Reposado Tequila was …

10 Del Maguey Mezcal Cocktails For Cinco de Mayo Or The Day After
May 3, 2011 – 9:53 pm | No Comment
10 Del Maguey Mezcal Cocktails For Cinco de Mayo Or The Day After

Cinco de Mayo, along with St. Patrick’s Day, is to the regular bar habitant what Easter and Christmas are to a devout Catholic.  It is a day when our normally peaceful meditative practice space must …

Interview – Seth Laufman Bar Manager of URBN Coal Fired Pizza and Bar San Diego
April 18, 2011 – 7:25 pm | 2 Comments
Interview – Seth Laufman Bar Manager of URBN Coal Fired Pizza and Bar San Diego

Ohio native Seth Laufman has been tending bar for the better part of the last ten years.  Most of that time has been spent pouring cocktails at some of San Francisco’s classier establishments such as …

To The Beat Of A Different Bartender – John Pringle of Globe San Francisco
March 16, 2011 – 10:00 am | No Comment
To The Beat Of A Different Bartender – John Pringle of Globe San Francisco

Finding a great little bar is an exciting experience. Almost always, it is a unique bartender that is the rhythm at the center of the heartbeat of that great bar. At Globe in San Francisco, the man keeping that beat is John Pringle.

Tasting Notes – Junipero Gin
March 3, 2011 – 4:53 pm | No Comment
Tasting Notes – Junipero Gin

It would be disingenuous not to not admit that I am a drinker of gin. In truth, gin and scotch are the liquid affiliations I most choose to keep. I enjoy gin and …