From an Old Fashioned featuring locally made rye-based gin to a sweet and spicy tiki-inspired concoction made with San Francisco-aged bourbon, we were struck by how each spirit was given space to truly shine. With booze this good, sometimes simple drinks are best. Here are five of our favorites to sip right now.
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After his first week at Rich Table in Hayes Valley, Jason "Buffalo" LoGrasso already looks at home behind the window-flanked bar. In addition to seven new market cocktails, LoGrasso has just unveiled four winter-ready dessert drinks.
San Francisco and New York are often mentioned in the same breath when it comes to the nation's great food cities, and are often compared as such. Growing up near San Francisco but having lived on the East Coast for nearly a decade, I can't say that there's one that strikes me as "superior"—and suggestions of a rivalry seem rather silly. They're just so different. So I couldn't choose one favorite food city between them. But, having just spent a fantastically delicious week by the Bay, I do know that there are a lot of foods from San Francisco I'd take back to New York with me if I could. Here are 10 of mine. What are your favorite SF eats?
"This place is about cooking food we'd want to eat, about making an environment we'd want to hang out in," says Evan Rich. A large portion of the menu features bar-friendly bites and snacks, like sardine chips. They're also making their own cultured butter for the fresh-baked bread.