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Absinthe Jellies: I Got Them from Tom

Absinthe Jellies: I Got Them from Tom

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

These jellies are not for children, which is a good thing because in all likelihood, they would not like them. They are what they are, which is incredibly alcoholic. 110 proof. Please serve, suck, and chew them responsibly.

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Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

Elixirs Made To Fight Malaria Still Shine On The Modern Bar

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Many modern day liqueurs, like Campari and Pimm’s, started off as 19th century medicinal tonics made to cure an array of ailments, including malaria. So if you’re sipping a French aperitif or an absinth cocktail this holiday season, chances are you’re also imbibing a bit of malaria history.

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Interview with Absinthe Chef Adam Keough: spicy rabbit meatballs, food secrets and culinary mentors

Interview with Absinthe Chef Adam Keough: spicy rabbit meatballs, food secrets and culinary mentors

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mary Ladd profiles Absinthe chef Adam Keough, who shares his spicy rabbit meatball recipe and talks about cooking, food and his culinary mentors.

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State of Pastry in SF

State of Pastry in SF

Now that you can’t swing a puggle in this town without landing it face-first in someone’s salted-caramel-gingerbread-bacon cupcake, what’s the future of dessert? Four of the city’s most innovative confectionaries got together last week to discuss the current State of Pastry in SF.

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The Negroni: Bitter? Sweet.

The Negroni: Bitter? Sweet.

| January 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

There has always been a special place in my heart for the Negroni. Not always. I stayed away from them in elementary school, naturally. I don’t think I even tried my first until well into my twenties. And I’m not quite certain I liked it then.

But I liked the idea of the Negroni. It was and is a sophisticated, world-weary drink– one with Italian origins and bitter complexity, yet remarkably, charmingly straight forward. It is not a drink that should be knocked back like whiskey, nor can it be co-opted or diluted with other ingredients and still be called by its proper name. It is the sum of its equal, co-dependent parts: gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari. It must be savored and considered.

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The Worm Turns: Absinthe Verte

The Worm Turns: Absinthe Verte

| December 21, 2007 | 0 Comments

I hate black licorice. I don’t drink pastis or ouzo or sambuca, so why the hell was I standing outside Hangar One-St. George Spirits on a December morning in a thin jacket waiting for them to throw open the doors to Absinthe Verte, the nation’s first absinthe? If you had asked me at 10:30, my […]

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2008 Dine About Town

2008 Dine About Town

| December 18, 2007 | 0 Comments

The restaurant list for the 7th Annual Dine About Town has been announced. Dine About Town (DAT) was designed seven years ago to allow customers to try out new restaurants around the city at a reasonable deal. Modeled after restaurant weeks in cities such as New York, DAT features a fixed price lunch and dinner […]

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Give the Gift of San Francisco

Give the Gift of San Francisco

| December 10, 2007 | 0 Comments

This pages of this week’s Entertainment Weekly are sprinkled with their holiday gift ideas. (Dear Amazon: No matter how many mags, blogs, or reps flog your new Kindle, I’m never going to use it. While I don’t love the space my biblio excesses take up, I love the smell, touch, and heft of real books […]

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Sippin’ Ain’t Easy: Bourbon & Branch

| February 28, 2007 | 3 Comments

I went, I drank, I conquered. Although the reservation and password hoop-jumping smacks of exclusivity and a certain snobbishness, when you see the neighborhood you see why it might be practical. Right on the corner of O’Farrell and Jones, Bourbon & Branch is firmly in the Tenderloin. I haven’t exactly been taking advantage of restaurants, […]

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