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 August, 2011
In 1971, Alice Waters and some friends opened a neighborhood bistro in Berkeley with the aim of serving meals with the food and atmosphere of a dinner party at home. Forty years later, the way the nation eats has been dramatically changed by Chez Panisse. As the restaurant marks its anniversary, Forum talks with local chefs and food writers about the impact Chez Panisse has had on the local and national food scene.
The synergistic mashup of Food + Wine + Music + Art makes Outside Lands one of the best all-around summer festivals in the Bay Area. It is rare to attend such a large event that has great musical entertainment, excellent food and wine and is also eco-friendly. Here are some of the things I experienced this past weekend.
Winding down summer at Outside Lands. A first timer’s view of the gourmet music fest.
Local, small production winemakers shared top billing with bands and restaurants at this year’s gourmet music festival, Outside Lands.
A vegetarian and a vegan open a butcher shop…Stephanie Rosenbaum catches up with Joshua and Jessica Applestone, owners of Fleisher’s Grass-Fed Organic Meats and authors of The Butcher’s Guide to Well-Raised Meat.
Kevin Diedrich is the bar manager of Jasper’s Corner Tap & Kitchen. The San Francisco Chronicle recently named him one of five Bay Area “Bar Stars.” BAB caught up with Diedrich via an email interview.
Wendy and Susan Lieu of Socola Chocolatier are celebrating the launch of their new Sriracha Chili Truffles with a whimsical four-part video series, “For the Love of Chocolate.”
Megan Gordon chats with John Pauley and Anna Li about their artisanal pasta business, Mattarello.