Archive for November, 2008

Posted on November 29th, 2008 by by Jesse

Dungeness Crab Dinner @ Hopmonk Tavern

  I’ve mentioned my friend Brian Yaeger, and his book, Red, White and Brew a few times in the past.  Besides being a recent interviewee on NPR’s Marketplace, he also makes an excellent drinking buddy.  Brian’s most recent stop on his country-wide book tour was at the new Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol, about an hour north of San Francisco, […]

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Posted on November 24th, 2008 by by Jesse

Monk’s Kettle

    So I know I’m a bit late for the party. Monk’s Kettle has been pretty extensively covered, and the consensus is that it’s great.   I’ve been a few times, and always found it nothing less than stellar.  Once, stopping in after dinner, we snagged the last order of the night of chocolate-peanut-butter bread pudding. […]

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Posted on November 24th, 2008 by by Jesse

Yat’s Deep Fried Turkeys

On my way back from my new BBQ find in the Mission, I stumbled upon Yat’s, hard at work frying turkeys for Thanksgiving.  All of the turkeys are injected with spices, then fried for about 55 minutes.  They had just come out of the fryer and you could hear the skin still crackling on the street. […]

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Posted on November 24th, 2008 by by Jesse

George’s BBQ

I stopped by the new George’s BBQ on 24th St and Capp on a Sunday evening.  The hosts were warm and enthusiastic, the the BBQ sauce was smokey and delicious.  After very little prodding was I talked into the giant plate of meat seen below (for $11.99!)   Everything is laid out on a large hot table, […]

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Posted on November 19th, 2008 by by Jesse

Beer & Nosh is on Facebook

  Click here, If you’re into that sort of thing.

Posted on November 19th, 2008 by by Jesse

Google Hosting Life Photo Archive

Google is hosting the Life Photo Archive, with images dating back to the 1750s.  A search for “beer” reveals some great pictures. (But really, this is just pretext to post this to share with everyone I can – it’s an amazing collection.)    SammyS Bowery Follies  

Posted on November 16th, 2008 by by Jesse

The Bistro’s Barrel Aged Beer Festival

“In my opinion, it’s the best beer festival on the west coast”      This bold claim came from Tim, of William’s Brewing as well as a member of the BABC Homebrew Club.  Tim’s a big proponent of wild and brett beers, so for him to insist that this the best festival says a lot.  With […]

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Posted on November 13th, 2008 by by Jesse

Firestone Walker XII Release Party

    Firestone Walker is one of those breweries that always seems to have something exciting up their sleeve.  Their ongoing experiments with barrel-brewing has led to some of my favorite beers, and some very special one-offs, such as the keg they brought to NCHF. Now they are releasing Firestone Walker XII, their anniversary release.  It’s a blended ale with a distinct […]

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Posted on November 12th, 2008 by by Jesse

Top Chef Round-up

Anyone else excited to see Top Chef return? The lone cheftestant from San Francisco this season is Jamie, who cooks at the excellent Absinthe in Hayes Valley. The food is great, and the last time I was there, I discovered the bar keeps bottles of Orval on hand. It goes great with the fried chick […]

Posted on November 7th, 2008 by by Jesse

Mission Street Food

View Larger Map  I’d been hearing about Mission Street Food, Anthony Myint’s experiment in piratical restauranteering for a while, but hadn’t made it by the cart.  When they announced they were moving the cart into a restaurant space, I feared I’d missed my chance, and the magic might be gone.  But when they announced they’d be taking advantage of the […]

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