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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.

This Scotch Whisky Cocktail Ruffles Your Hair

In honor of National Scotch Day on July 27, mix up this drink that proves Scotch whiskey isn't just for sipping neat. The whiskey cocktail is the point of origin for modern drinks. Its formula—spirit...
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Vina Enoteca | Stanford Barn - Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

As a fan of Tootsie's at the Stanford Barn since Day 1, I was delighted to learn from a friend that Rocco and team have opened Vina Enoteca, taking over California Cafe's space. I hope to get in th...

Summer 2020 COTM Cocktail Companion: PUNCH WEBSITE RECIPES

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 6 months ago

Welcome to the discussion and reporting thread for our 2020 Summer Cocktail Companion, PUNCH. We'll be mixing up drinks all summer long using recipes from https://punchdrink.com/recipes/ In addi...

Mourad @ Aziza To Go | Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

During Covid-19 shelter-in-place, Chef Mourad Lahlou has consolidated the operations of his two restaurants Mourad (Michelin one-star) and Aziza at the latter's venue. Last week before the end of R...

Cotogna pasta to cook at home (and batch Negroni), San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Today's email of the family meals to-go menu for this week included an offer of Cotogna's housemade pasta. Checking the order page, I discovered batch cocktails . . . Negroni, $60/750ml . . . and s...

Belcampo Restaurant | Hillsdale - San Mateo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

One year and seven days after Belcampo Meat Company shut down its Palo Alto and San Francisco Russian Hill restaurants/stores, the new restaurant in San Mateo's Hillsdale shopping center is slated ...

Jennifer Colliau's New Cocktail Bar "Here's How" Closing

patsully
by patsully 9 months ago

It's one thing to push back against a chain fast food restaurant moving into a neighborhood, but something entirely different when a locally owned business is forced to close. Having seen shows at ...

June 2015 COTM: DEATH & CO

MelMM
by MelMM 5 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...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years 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.

How Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant highlights quality Tequila in its margaritas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . Bermejo creates his greatest alcoholic fresco, the Tommy’s Margarita, by using pure agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice to highlight, not hide, his high-quality Tequilas. Restrained ...

Barcelona 4th foodie trip report

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by Belkisw 1 year 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...

Hard Ciders/Hard Seltzers: favorites?

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by gutreactions 12 months ago

Just delving into the world of hard ciders and seltzers. I see signs popping up at local crafters. I read that 'hard seltzers' started showing up in the marketplace less than a decade ago. What are...

Barceloneta in Santa Cruz opening

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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

enofile
by enofile 1 year 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 ...

Winston's Hour @ Camden Spit & Larder | Sacramento

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 1 year 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 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 ...

Palette Tea House 彩籠 | Ghirardelli Square - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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 1 year 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...