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Craft Cocktails

A craft cocktail takes drinking up a notch. Find the best ones with the help of booze-savvy 'Hounds, discuss recipes for mixing yours at home, and share your favorite riffs on the classics.

A Case Study in Cocktails: New Orleans Is Home to Some of the Longest-Standing Classics

New Orleans might not lay direct claim to being the birthplace of the cocktail; the credit is a contested one involving matters of semantics and publication. Where the subject is libations, the recording...
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Barceloneta in Santa Cruz opening

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days ago

At long last, the much anticipated Barceloneta is opening on Wednesday, October 16. Barceloneta 1541-B Pacific Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (831) 900-5222 Reservations https://resy.com/cities...

Help With Mexico City Trip

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by enofile 24 days ago

My wife and I will be in CDMX for a week at the beginning of October, staying in Condesa. We have booked Pujol, Contramar, Alba, Maximo Bistro, Masala y Maiz. We also have booked a market tour ...

Barcelona 4th foodie trip report

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by Belkisw 20 days ago

I suggest folks who are interested refer to my previous posts here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/september-barcelona-foodie-trip-detailed-review-1076270 https://www.chowhound.com/post/3rd-foodi...

Winston's Hour @ Camden Spit & Larder | Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Wow, color me impressed by the cuisine and the high standards for service at Camden Spit & Larder in its fifth week of operation. And this was just for happy hour in the lounge when the restaurant ...

Manhattan enroute to Kalaya

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by Bigley9 2 months ago

So a very specific question for my Chowhound neighbors. Coming from 2nd and Washington and going to Kalaya at 9th and Carpenter - where can I get a decent cocktail? Either enroute or close to it?

Happy Hour @ Mezcalito | Russian Hill - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

At Mezcalito, happy hour runs 5 to 6:30pm each day, Tuesday through Sunday. A few months ago I was walking by at the right time and decided to stop for a bite and libation. The Mezcalito burger...

Cocktail Bars in the 11th?

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by davidcotyalex 3 months ago

Looking for places within reasonable walking distance of the Charonne metro stop .... The two that caught my eye were Le 49.3 (http://le49-3.com/) and RPR le repaire de charonne (http://le...

Top Hatters Kitchen in San Leandro?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Opened in April . . . wondering what chowhounds think of this new neighborhood restaurant? Friends held a graduation dinner there last month and recommended it highly. Top Hatters Kitchen & Bar ...

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

MelMM
by MelMM 4 years ago

Use this thread to report on recipes from DEATH & CO (all chapters). If you are the first to post on a recipe, please start a new reply to this OP, and put the recipe title in ALL CAPS, and give...

Palette Tea House 彩籠 | Ghirardelli Square - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

No one was more excited than I about the news that Palette Tea House, an offshoot of Koi Palace and Dragon Beaux, would be opening in April on San Francisco's waterfront within walking distance for...

The Saratoga | Tenderloin - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Restaurant or bar? That seems to be the question posed about this newish eatery and popular watering hole from the Bacchus Management Group. I'd have to say that The Saratoga fills each slot capabl...

Kaiyo Peruvian Nikkei | Cow Hollow - SF

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Unexpectedly on my own for a night in the City, I took a walk down Union Street and landed at the then three-month old Kaiyo. The specialty here is small plates and sushi drinking food in the style...

SF Chronicle Timeline of Classic San Francisco Neighborhood Bars

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by patsully 8 months ago

Very much enjoyed this special feature from the Chronicle. It's awesome to see the list in chronological order. I’ve been to a few on the list, but I’m curious if anyone has a favorite?

Gramercy Park Brasserie & Wine Bar Coming to Duboce Triangle (SF)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

The New York restaurant group has announced that its west coast debut will be Gramercy Park Brasserie & Wine Bar San Francisco. Projected opening date is April 1, 2019 at 216 Church Street.

Quaintrelle | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Post the local cheese tasting https://www.chowhound.com/post/cascadia-creamery-organic-raw-milk-cheeses-washington-1075880 , a little shopping and a brief rest break, we soldiered on to Quaintrelle...

Range Life in Livermore

Multifoiled
by Multifoiled 1 year ago

A little background, courtesy of Eater: “A couple of SF restaurant industry veterans have settled down with Range Life, a new restaurant now open in more affordable Livermore. Sarah Niles, a forme...

Olympic Provisions Northwest | NW Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After the performance at Lan Su Chinese Garden https://www.chowhound.com/post/tower-cosmic-reflections-teahouse-lan-su-chinese-garden-nw-1076092 , I checked out happy hour at Olympic Provisions Nor...

Toronto Reference Library to Union

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by fryerlover 1 year ago

Hi everyone, my husband and I will be attending Vision Quest this Sat at the TRL until about 2 PM. From there we will be headed to Union, however we plan to take our time and check out some local p...

Olympia Oyster Bar | Boise - NE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Olympia Oyster Bar has been on my radar to try since seeing a shellfish demo in Ensenada by Chef-owner Maylin Chavez who hails from Tijuana. I headed there post-Proud Mary nap, https://www.chowhoun...