Pabu, a Michael Mina restaurant in downtown San Francisco, has launched a fun menu based on the Street Fighter video game. Each of the drinks is dedicated to a character in the game, with the base spirit and other ingredients dedicated to the characters' backgrounds and home countries.
More than just a novelty menu, lead bartender Raymundo (Mundo) Delgado and his team have included a lot of cool touches - I see rice syrup, clarified lime, wagyu fat-washed whiskey (they're also doing a wagyu washed drink at Michael Mina restaurant nearby), cantaloupe-infused mezcal, smoked vodka, and other fun stuff. The garnishes and presentations I saw on a recent visit were pretty elaborate too, including "fire pearls" and a drink served on a wooden sandal (though we could do without the activated charcoal).
Check it out below.