What makes a better gift than DIY cocktail supplies? This kind of gift is cute, unique, and way more useful than another pair of hand-knit socks. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make the components of one of my favorite cocktails, the Manhattan. Well, all of the components except for the rye whiskey. That one, I’ll leave to the experts.
Archive for July, 2011
This past spring I traveled with fellow QUEST producer, Gabriela Quirós, to the Sacramento area to film at Sterling Caviar, one of two Californian companies currently producing caviar.
Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6: episode 4 airs Thursday July 28 at 7:30pm on KQED TV 9. The fourth episode of the season features these restaurants: Alhamra Indian and Pakistani Restaurant (SF), Mandalay (SF), Cafe Gibraltar (Half Moon Bay).
A big crowd gathered last night at the Make-Out Room to celebrate Mission Street Food’s forthcoming cookbook, “Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From An Improbable Restaurant,” published by McSweeney’s new cookbook imprint. Includes a Q&A with authors, Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz.
Forget about the food trucks for a minute; let’s go hang out with some farmers! Check out this list of great farm tours, hands-on events, and more happening at farms, ranches, and orchards around the Bay Area and beyond. But what if you want to stay closer to home, enjoying the flavor of local farms without getting mud on your shoes? Then head over to Potrero Hill’s sweet, sunny Plow.
The more I think about it, the more I find that my relationship with summer fruit is sort of like a romance. You start off all hot and bothered by the unique amazing characteristics that make you fall in love, and end up taking the object of your devotion for granted later when life returns to normal. But that doesn’t mean that my time romancing summer fruit is over, because baking brings out a whole new sense of wonder.
Check, Please! Bay Area Season 6: episode 3 airs Thursday July 21 at 7:30pm on KQED TV 9. The third episode of the season features these restaurants: Grand Oaks Restaurant and Sports Lounge (Oakland), Risibisi Italian Restaurant (Petaluma) and The Elite Cafe (San Francisco).
A full-service grocery store may finally come to the people of West Oakland. Learn more about an announcement today by First Lady Michelle Obama on a new food financing initiative designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in underserved communities in California.
Yesterday was Chop Bar’s first big roast pork party hosted at the Linden Street Brewery as the event had outgrown their restaurant space. Four big pigs from local farmer John Bledsoe were on deck for the hungry crowd.