Hey, San Francisco--coming too see you again soon after a long time away. Can you wise SF Chowhounders recommend tips on these three subjects for me?:
1. Where is the 'fine art of the cocktail' being practiced now? I've been to the great speakeasies of New York (Little Branch, PDT, Milk & Honey, Death and Co.).....who is practicing such an art in SF at this time? Looking for exceptionally-mixed cocktails.
2. What bars can you recommend with an old-school feel....I mean dark wood, tin-stamped roof, leather booths--a feeling of history and character to them. They can even be new bars, if they re-create an old-school drinking establishment well.
3. I'll be taking my adorable 70-something parents to SF over the holidays, and want to scout out some locations. Mom is exactly like Angela Lansbury. Where would you take Ms. Lansbury if she was in town, to tickle her senses with dainty, pretty things or lovely, genteel surroundings? Someone told me about the bakery 'Miette', which looks wonderful.
Thanks, SF--I know these should be easy for ya.