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.
In recent years, urban farmers have started seeing their flora and fauna as something more than sustainable, super-local eats. They’re hyper-aware of how their work can impact their surroundings, and intrigued by what larger ripples they might make. Thus, their missions are evolving, moving in inspired directions towards a brand of community-conscious agri-activism.
Photo by Jen Maiser Casual drinkers beware, cocktail nerds have a new way of ordering drinks in San Francisco. No longer satisfied with set menus or even with drink specials du soir, the true cocktailian now knows how to order custom-made drinks, and it’s definitely the In thing to do. Don’t believe me? Next time […]
According to the National Restaurant Association survey of chefs, the following are “hot” for 2008: 1. Bite-size desserts2. Locally grown produce3. Organic produce4. Small plates/tapas/mezze5. Specialty sandwiches6. Craft/artisan/microbrew beer7. Sustainable seafood8. Grass-fed items9. Energy drink cocktails10. Salts (e.g. sea, smoked, colored, kosher) Bite-sized desserts. Yay! Big portions force diners to share. Who wants to share […]