This year's batch of cocktail and spirits books - all put together in one big list to make your gift list (or your own wish list) easy to see.
The owners of Range Restaurant announced that they'll be closing at the end of the year after 12 years in operation. Let's talk about how important this restaurant was for the world of San Francisco cocktails. This little restaurant was a surprising nexus of talented bartenders. I've been making mental notes of "nexus bars" for a while as I find it fascinating- the bars that see the most important bartenders come through them. Sometimes it's because those were the hottest venues in town, sometimes it's because everyone wanted to work with the bar manager, sometimes like at Range, well, I...
A first visit to the new cocktail bar by the Spruce restaurant group. Verdict: Yup.
A look and a taste of the new menu at San Francisco's legendary tiki bar The Tonga Room.
A very forward-thinking cocktail program designed to eliminate waste at San Francisco restaurant The Perennial, with special attention on water waste.
The World's 50 Best Bars placements were just announced. Here's how San Francisco fared.
A look at industry trends observed at Tales of the Cocktail including milk punch, hard science, and cocktails in outer space.
In advance of Robert Simonson's San Francisco visit, I sent him some interview questions relating to his book A Proper Drink - the history of the global cocktail renaissance from London to New York to San Francisco.