Ice Cream Bar Pairings

Ice Cream Bar (815 Cole St. at Frederick), a throwback to the 1930’s soda fountain/ice cream parlor is just about to open in Cole Valley, and while the ice cream sundaes deserve their own write-up, the soda program from Texas/Rickhouse barman Russell Davis is mind-boggling. Everything on the menu is reconstructed from century-old recipes. More …

Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer

Update: sign up for the email newsletter to get a $7 off coupon, bringing the cost under a buck (+$5 shipping). For  crooked bar owners, roofy dosers and those who just can’t drink a whole beer in one sitting, there is now the Hermetus Bottle Opener & Resealer. This churchkey can also be used to hermetically …

St. George’s New Gins (& The Best Place To Taste Them)

My favorite mad scientists, the fine distillers at St. George Spirits have just released their first gin… and their second… and their third.  This delectable trio of new gins is incredibly diverse and unique. When I mentioned the endeavor in an article earlier this year, master distiller Lance Winters only described what would become the …

California Backing Down On Stupid Liquor Laws

It’s been over a year since I mentioned California’s absurd post-prohibition blue laws being newly enforced, ticketing bars for the heinous crime of infusing alcohol with fruit and herbs, and finally this week, it looks like things are about to change. Local boy, SF State Senator Mark Leno’s bill has passed the legislature and just …