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First Look: Whiskey Cocktails at Hard Water, San Francisco

"We've been bunkering whiskey for the last ten years," says bar manager Erik Adkins of the Slanted Door group's latest project, a whiskey bar at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero. Before you even get to cocktails, Hard Water's whiskey menu is two pages long, including rare allocated and out-of-production bourbons and ryes (there's a vertical of Old Forester Birthday edition going back to 2002, for example, and a flight of Van Winkle aged 12 to 23 years.) More

Dining Notes: The Slanted Door

San Francisco Gourmet revisits The Slanted Door and reports back with good news: Notwithstanding whatever other critiques I may have about the current incarnation of the restaurant, the one thing that has always been beyond reproach is the quality of the food. The ingredients are consistently fresh, the preparations well-executed, and the flavor combinations excellent. Yet, even against this backdrop, the meal that we had on Saturday just blew me away. Put simply, every dish we ordered seemed to be a cut above the usual, whether it was an old familiar standard or an entree that we were trying for the first time.... More

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