Archive for July, 2009

Posted on July 29th, 2009 by by Jesse

Pliny @ Bender’s

Is there anything better than a $4 happy hour pint of Pliny the Elder at Bender’s? No, there is not.

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Posted on July 28th, 2009 by by Jesse

Savoy Sunday

My friend Erik Ellestad is a man on a mission: he’s trying to systematically drink his way through the entire Savoy Cocktail book, and endeavor that no doubt requires a strong liver, and a stronger dedication to the cocktail than I possess. But he isn’t like your neighbor who liked to  “play mixologist” and mixes […]

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Posted on July 27th, 2009 by by Jesse

MSF Canned Beer Night Recap

Whew.  21 cases of beer later, we’re done. What a great night.  Service seemed to flow smoothly, the beer was cold and plentiful, and the food was stellar as well. Let’s jump right into it, shall we?

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Posted on July 24th, 2009 by by Jesse

Mission Street Food Canned Beer Night

It’s tough times here in California.  The state is falling apart, the seas are on the verge of boiling, friends are loosing their jobs, and every every dollar counts. Lucky for you, your friends at Beer & Nosh and Mission Street Food are here.  You want help you be green, eat local, and have a […]

Posted on July 21st, 2009 by by Jesse

Thirsty Bear iPhone Photo Tour

Because sometimes you just don’t have a big ‘ol SLR camera handy when you need it.  Thanks for a stellar tour Rich and Tim!

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Posted on July 17th, 2009 by by Jesse

Honey Basil Beer & Squash Blossoms

I love summer at the farmer’s market.  Suddenly the market explodes with fruit and vegetables, as kale and chard give way to tomatoes, peaches and squash. Bison Brewery is getting into a very summer farmer’s market state of mind too with their organic summer seasonal, Honey Basil Ale. This unique brew is brewed with honey […]

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Posted on July 15th, 2009 by by Jesse

Flour + Water

I’ve always drawn a pretty clear line between the roll of a blogger, and that of a reviewer. A reviewer has the resources and the journalistic obligation to visit a place repeatedly, ideally in secret to review the food.  They wait until the restaurant has found it’s footing a bit, and use their very loud […]

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Posted on July 14th, 2009 by by Jesse

21A Beer Cocktails

Beer cocktails seem to be all the rage these days, and why not?  Beer provides a complex set of flavors that can be blended into a drink to create something unique.  21st Amendment is diving head first into this trend, but with the added advantage of using beer brewed in house.  The result are drinks […]

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Posted on July 13th, 2009 by by Jesse

Mission Stoned Food

I returned to the scene of the crime at Mission Street Food this past weekend.  Chris Ying, who is one of the original taco truck cooks of the whole Mission Street Food enterprise took over the kitchen to serve Mission Stoned Food, which was described as “a munchie space station here to rain tender morsels down […]

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Posted on July 9th, 2009 by by Jesse

Double Union Jack at Toronado

Firestone Walker released it’s new foray into the world of big beers, the Double Union Jack. The SLO based brewery is perfectly positioned halfway between Stone and Anchor – they have one foot in tradition, and one foot in the extreme beer movement. The result is this beer. The recipe is essentially their regular Union […]