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Goodbye, Pantone: New Menu at San Francisco's Trick Dog

Where to Drink: San Francisco Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

It's become a San Francisco must-Instagram: the iconic Pantone-swatch menu of the Mission's Trick Dog. But seven months into the bar's tenure on 20th Street, they've done away with the vivid color-swatch booklet, and started fresh with a record album full of new drinks. More

First Look: El Techo de Lolinda, San Francisco

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The Margarita, Caipirinha, Cuba Libre: "These Latin drinks have a long history," says Chris Lane, bar manager of the Mission's Lolinda and its new rooftop bar and restaurant, El Techo de Lolinda. El Techo's cocktails are meant for relaxed outdoor drinking, but you'll find that there's a craft-cocktail touch here and there. More

First Look: Cocktails at Hi Lo BBQ, San Francisco

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At Hi Lo BBQ, don't count on drinking crappy beer to wash down your brisket. The Mission's newly opened barbecue spot, which features a menu of both Southern-style and globally influenced barbecue and a farmer's market-rich roster of starters and sides, has a drinks program to match its culinary pedigree. More

First Look: Cocktails at Trick Dog, San Francisco

First Look Lauren Sloss 1 comment

You can almost feel the pre-cocktail hour anticipation over on 20th Street these days. Despite high-profile openings and lines stretching down the block, there has remained a dearth of serious, and seriously delicious, cocktails on this long overlooked pocket of the Mission. Until now. Enter Trick Dog. More

First Look: New Cocktails at Wo Hing General Store, San Francisco

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John Codd, who you might recognize from his time behind the bar at San Francisco's 15 Romolo, took over the bar manager position at Valencia Street's Wo Hing General Store a few months ago, and recently rolled out a new menu of cocktails for winter. More

5 South-of-the-Border Cocktail Recipes From West of Pecos in San Francisco

Where to Drink: San Francisco Lauren Sloss Post a comment

"I've gone through all that barrel-aging, tincture crap—and it doesn't necessarily make the drinks taste better," says bar manager Brent Butler. "I wanted to simplify things a bit. The drinks should have clean, strong flavors, but shouldn't require a dissertation." This attitude makes them perfect cocktails to make at home—they don't require too many ingredients (or that dissertation), but prove to be flavorful, delicious, and unique. More

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