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Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails

Left Coast Libations: The Art of West Coast Bartending: 100 Original Cocktails

| September 5, 2010 | 1 Comment

Left Coast Libations offers a bottoms-up snapshot of a particular moment in West Coast cocktail culture, one in which gin rules, elderflower liqueur flows, and bitters come in as many flavors as Jolly Ranchers.

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Burmese Food & Tiki Drinks

Burmese Food & Tiki Drinks

| March 31, 2009 | 2 Comments

Last night, I took a quick cab ride home from Bourbon and Branch, where I had gone to have a drink from the amazing Martin Cate. Cate was the genius behind Forbidden Island in Alameda until a few months ago. He is fighting the good fight — keeping the tradition of impeccably executed Tiki drinks alive.

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Oh Where, Oh Where to Take Visitors to Eat?

Oh Where, Oh Where to Take Visitors to Eat?

| September 6, 2007 | 3 Comments

When I was in college, my roommate introduced me to Kierkegaard’s theory of the despair of infinitude. It was complicated in an existential sort of way, but over the years, I’ve adopted a variation on the term — the despair of infinity — to refer to the overwhelming sensation I feel when faced with too […]

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Links Around the Bay

| June 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Whenever I am out of town or away from Bloglines for an extended period of time, as has been the case over the past couple of weeks, I go through a bit of triage reading in order to make sure I check in on my favorite people in the most efficient way. As I am […]

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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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