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Swan Oyster Depot's añejo


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Swan Oyster Depot's añejo

Windy | Dec 6, 2004 01:12 AM

I've been eating at Swan Oyster Depot since my first days in San Francisco, but Friday I was treated to a glass of their home-aged tequila. It was a perfect afternoon for oysters and crab, made that much more celebratory by a flute of smooth tequila, reminiscent of cognac rather than that awful Cuervo stuff that finds its way into so many margaritas and lime Jell-o shots.

So what restaurants besides Tommy's have añejo and reposado selections worth checking out?

I did find the post on The Tequila Doctors (linked below) but was thinking more upscale. I have happy memories—okay, blurry ones—from a long night at Cicero Centenario in Mexico City, spent sipping Don Julio with sangrita chasers in a velvet salon.

Also curious if there are other non-commercial tequilas, or other secret spirits, to be discovered locally. Anyone with a small oak barrel in the garage?

(And if there's a better cured salmon in the city than Swan's, I haven't found it; I've been enjoying it on Tartine's walnut bread with a little lavender pepper. They promised a shipment of sturgeon in time for Christmas.)


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