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First Look: Cocktails at The Alchemist in San Francisco

"I wanted a list that wouldn't scare away people who aren't cocktail-savvy, but would lure in the nerds, the people I hang out with, too," bartender Seth Laufman said of the opening menu. "I wanted to work with good spirits, with people who know what they're doing. But I want it to be approachable." This approachability is reflected in the cocktail names—from the Beez Nuts, a riff on a Bee's Knees, to the Campfire Fizz, which features smoky mezcal and Lagunitas IPA. More

San Francisco: Bruce Hill Reprises Excellent Pies at Zero Zero

Bruce Hill of Pizzeria Picco features Neapolitan-style pies at his latest joint, Zero Zero. The pizzas are cooked in a Valoriani oven stoked with almond wood, and I'm sure I don't need to tell you what type of flour Hill is using to make his dough. Zero Zero may be the most exciting of the recent expansions of SF pizzeria empires because it brings some really good pizza even closer to hand. More

Bruce Hill to Open Pizzeria in San Francisco, Will Be Called 'Zero Zero'

Bruce Hill, crafter of pizza awesomeness at Pizzeria Picco. [Photograph: Bix] Bay Area foodos probably already know the name Bruce Hill. As do regular readers of Slice. He's the executive chef and partner at Bix in San Francisco, Picco in Larkspur, and, most important to Slice'rs, Pizzeria Picco (also in Larkspur, right next door to Picco, in fact). Well, folks, Mr. Hill will be opening a new pizzeria in San Francisco proper. To be called Zero Zero, it "will feature chef Hill's famous wood-fired pizzas, artisan pastas, grilled meats and seafood, house-made salumi, antipasti, and seasonal organic salads." You... More

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