TABLEHOPPING You never know who you're going to meet next, but when you're at a dinner at Scribe Winery in Sonoma (www.scribewinery.com), you can bet that it'll be someone interesting. Back in the early summer, I was one lucky lady to be seated next to chef Kylen McCarthy and the delightful Eva Soroken. The talented duo is behind Pioneer Square Pantry (www.pioneersquarepantry.com), an artisanally minded partnership based in Seattle and Tokyo that is like a virtual shop, crafty collective, and traveling culinary road show.Read more »
BEER + WINE San Francisco is awash in a sea of suds right now, and based on the number of wine bars that keep opening, it's like there's a citywide edict that every neighborhood has to have at least one good wine bar — not like that's a bad thing. It's a lot to keep track of, though, which gets extra-challenging when alcohol is involved (hic), so consider this your handy cheat sheet on all the latest places to hit.
BEER + WINE This is the kind of Facebook post we've come to expect from Sutton Cellars in Dogpatch: "After a birthday party at the winery last night, helping to break up a skinhead girl fight at Slim's while watching Hepcat, and staying way past last call at Nopa ... We'll be opening a little late today. Come join us for Sutton and soda."Read more »
BEER + WINE It seemed to just appear one day, lurking around the corner of the kitchen entryway. It was huge, buzzing, rectangular, and nearly five feet tall. Its glossy belly gurgled with homemade California Common brown ale, a slightly off concoction, similar to a typical Anchor Steam beer, that nevertheless tasted quite fresh, and spewed forth from the newly attached tap.Read more »