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 November, 2011
The 6th Annual Supermarket Street Sweep is a charity bike race that benefits the San Francisco Food Bank. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, December 3.
Mozzeria, a new deaf-owned Italian restaurant, will bring wood fired pizza to the Mission. Owners Melody and Russell Stein have imported a 5000-pound Stefano Ferrara oven from Napoli and will serve pizza, pasta and small plates in their cozy new eatery — where both deaf and hearing patrons can dine comfortably in a mix of vintage and modern styles.
Mitch Rosenthal is the chef and owner of three of San Francisco’s most beloved restaurants, Town Hall, Salt House, and Anchor & Hope, as well as Irving Street Kitchen in Portland, Oregon. The recipes for many of his favorite dishes appear in his newly published cookbook, Cooking My Way Back Home, and reflect the Southern exuberance of Town Hall, the contemporary approach of Salt House, and the focus on fresh seafood of Anchor & Hope.
Megan Gordon talks to Bike Basket Pie’s Natalie Galatzer about life after pie, and the process of writing her new pie booklet, Bike Basket Pies: How to Make Handheld Pies for Bicycle Delivery.
Homemade cranberry sauce is crazy easy to make. I mean it. It is stone cold simple. Once you try it, I promise you will never buy the weird canned stuff again. This cranberry sauce elevates the traditional version with the addition of fragrant orange zest and juice, ginger, and warm spices.
Fridays when I am in town, you will likely find me at The Jug Shop participating in beer tastings organized by Eric Cripe, Beer and Spirits Specialist and a certified cicerone (cicerones are the beer world’s version wine sommeliers). Over the past couple years, I have been able to taste literally hundreds of different beers under Eric’s guidance, many of them hard to find and specifically curated for these tastings.