Archive for January, 2009

Posted on January 30th, 2009 by by Jesse

Chicken Liver Mousse with Beer Jelly

  Well, I’ve still got more He’brew to get through, and I figured what better way to do it, than to embrace the Jewish food traditions that He’Brew decends from? I invoked my inner Jewish grandmother (“Honey! you’re too thin! eat something!”) and set about making chicken livers.  I just love ’em.  One of my […]

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Posted on January 27th, 2009 by by Jesse

Dinner Menu

So you know that beer dinner I keep mentioning?  The one for SF Beer Week? We’ve been hard at work on a menu – one that takes great beer and showcases it alongside creative food.  After a few iterations, and a lot of beer tasting, Chef Jen has put together a menu that I think […]

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Posted on January 23rd, 2009 by by Jesse

MSF – Inauguration Gala

Mission Street Food was back at it again this week, breaking out a “star-spangled menu of national favorites.”  This was also the week I noticed they had an entirely reasonable five dollar corkage fee, and broke out some good beers (and shared with the kitchen to bribe my way in again to grab a few pictures.  But […]

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Posted on January 20th, 2009 by by Jesse

Barrel Aging at Drakes (Photography Surplus Edition)

Drake’s Brewing has a whole bunch of barrels, with a whole bunch of wild bugs running wild inside. Josh, the brewmaster, showed me around their brewing facilities in San Leandro, before leading me to the barrels to taste a few samples and work on putting together a blend for the Beer & Nosh Dinner.  A […]

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Posted on January 16th, 2009 by by Jesse

Mission Street Food, Neighborhood Edition

Mission Street Food returned to it’s usual haunt this Thursday, and brought along some neighbors to play.  The line was long, but the weather played along nicely – it was the perfect temperature to huddle in the street with other bloggers.  When we did get seated, the front of house wasn’t a perfectly oiled machine, but then, […]

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Posted on January 15th, 2009 by by Jesse

Homebrew Chef & Firestone Walker Dinner

  I’ve mentioned Sean’s awesome beer dinners before, but here’s your chance to attend an extra special one.  Sean’s cooking focuses on using beer as an ingredient, and he does it with amazing success – often in very unexpected ways.   I still have dreams about these scones that he made with malted barley at NCHF.  Mmmmm… […]

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Posted on January 14th, 2009 by by Jesse

Planning a Beer Dinner

I’ve been to a few beer dinners in my day.  I just love them.  The very best ones (such as the dinner that Sean cooked for NCHF) take the food and beer portions of the meal, and intertwine them together, using ingredients, pairings, and flavor profiles to create a symbiotic whole that is more than just […]


Posted on January 13th, 2009 by by Jesse


…over here.  Beer and Nosh is getting its SF Beer Week on.  Mark your calendars for the evening of Wednesday February 11th and come hungry and thirsty. More details to come soon.   Here is a sneak peak of some of the planning in progress:     


Posted on January 13th, 2009 by by Jesse

Phat Philly and a Churro

It’s a good time to live on 24th Street in the Mission (not counting gang violence.)  24th Street has been a hotbed of culinary activity, and seems to just be getting better and better.  Sushi Bistro is looking awfully close to opening and the latest to join in is Phat Philly, a traditional Philly cheesesteak joint.  So […]

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Posted on January 12th, 2009 by by Jesse

Zak’s Bananas Foster

    After a very filling dinner of Rejewvenator Braised Chicken, Zak was ready to show off for dessert.  Like any good dinner guest, he had arrived bearing two bottles of booze, and a bottle of beer.  Except the bottles of liquor weren’t for drinking: they were bound to be lit on fire.  Which is really the best part […]

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