Tag: Beer

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The Top New SF Opening of August

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. The key restaurant and bar openings of August are Buffalo Theory, Barzotto, Bon, Nene, Nightbird, Tartine Manufactory, Limewood Bar & Restaurant in Berkeley. I’ll be visiting Nightbird soon and Tartine, being the bakery that changed the US baking game, is certainly a special opening with their new… Read more →

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Another stunning SF day and idyllic Presidio setting for SF Cider Summit

Top 5 Ciders at Cider Summit 2016

Besides the dreamy lawn setting with Bay views in the ever-stunning Presidio, Cider Summit SF (held April 23) was exciting for its international mix of ciders, most on draft, from small producers. The event is small enough to be approachable but digging there was plenty to taste and some new and interesting discoveries for me, even as much as I… Read more →

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Zazu's Rodeo Jax popcorn

Weekending in Sebastopol

Sebastopol is a laid-back town famed for Gravenstein apples and wineries. Over the years, many of the apple orchards have been replanted with vineyards, but there are a few left, with a growing number of artisanal hard cider producers preserving and showcasing the area’s apple wealth (see our recent feature on Devoto Cider), with an annual Apple Blossom Festival in… Read more →

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The Bruery beer flights during SF Beer Week at Fat Angel

Top 5 Beers From SF Beer Week 2015 & Tasting The Bruery Rarities

SF Beer Week has grown dramatically in the few short years since it launched in 2009. I’ve been attending since the beginning (except a couple years when I was out of the country on a press trip) and the growth each year is noticeable. With over 600 events around the Bay Area over one week, it’s overwhelming for anyone, even… Read more →

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December’s Best in Beer, Wine & Sherry

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Special Features & Year-in-Review Bay Area Holiday Dining Survival Guide 2014 Bay Area Food & Drink Trends Cocktails RN74 from… Read more →

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Tunisian pastries at Bistro L'Aviateur

October New Openings & Notable East Bay Spots, Jazz Brunch & Under-the-Radar Gems

My Top Food Articles: October 1-15 From my many articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some coverage highlights here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. New Bay Area Openings First Look: THE HALL with 6 food and drink vendors in… Read more →

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Burritt Room + Tavern's Chameleon on the new fall menu

My Dream Wine Cafe, Monk’s Kettle Revamp, 5 Notable Cocktail Menus

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Wine All-day dream cafe, LES CLOS, opens from Saison sommelier Mark Bright, serving impeccable French food & wines Cocktails CHARLIE… Read more →

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Ramen Shop beauties, like this rye and beer cocktail

Top 5 Beer Cocktails Now, Cocktails at Oakland’s Ramen Shop & SF’s The Commissary, Sonoma Cider

From my numerous articles a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some of this coverage here – you can follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily, or on my own @ThePerfectSpot via Twitter or Facebook. Cocktails/Spirits The TOP 5 BEER COCKTAILS to Drink Now, from SF to Oakland and Napa The NEW COCKTAIL MENU… Read more →

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Urchin Bistrot cocktails

3 Killer Wines on Menus Now, Barrel Head Brewhouse, French Spirits Bar Programs, Urchin Bistrot & Best Drinks of Eat Drink SF

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some of this coverage here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for the Bay Area here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. Cocktails/Spirits – First Look: What to Drink at the new URCHIN BISTROT in the Mission –… Read more →

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