As barkeeps shake potent cosmos and martinis, waitresses circulate amid the expanses of leather and polished metal that gleam beneath Bliss Bar's intimate lighting. The San Francisco Bay Guardian described the spot as "a swanky, Manhattan-meets-Noe-Valley lounge." A pueblo fireplace launches merry crackling across crimson booths, and the lounge area facilitates intimate conversations and reassessments of tin-can-telephone networks. In the front window, a DJ spins hip-hop tunes on weekends, and the stage draws clusters of revelers with open-mic comedy, jazz, and workshops on the ins and outs of decorating with red velvet.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem's chefs pair high-end draft brews with an innovative take on traditional bar snacks, served in a bright and eclectic dining room of pink, orange, and purple hues. Sliders arrive at tables in one of five styles, including meatball parmesan, BLT, and grilled veggies. Diners nibble on multiple miniature reubens or traditional cheeseburgers or mash them all together to achieve the word record for the largest slider. Tater tots are dusted with truffle oil or a combination of caramelized onions, russian dressing, and melted cheddar. Baskets of bite-size tots can also be made from sweet potatoes or spiced up with swaths of jalapeños, salsa, pico de gallo, and guacamole. To help patrons wash down each fried and breaded bite, friendly servers pour 16-ounce draft beers from Trumer Pils, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Mirror Pond, or Guinness.
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Executive Chef Garret Martindale brings more than 10 years of experience to his role of overseeing the meal-to-meal operations in the kitchen. Circolo's menu keeps each foot in a different hot-air balloon to produce the high-flying combination of Asian and Latin cuisines. This means that miso-glazed sea bass with roasted-beet sauce ($14) has no problem loaning a cup of sugar to its neighbor, the crispy empanadas with Kobe short rib, huitlacoche, Oaxaca cheese, and salsa verde ($10). Bring the feast to a dentist-defiant close with an order of coconut flan ($7), which adds lychee-ginger granita and candied-coconut accents to its flan foundation.
Soak up savories and savory sounds with today’s jazz-drenched Groupon. For $15, you’ll get $30 worth of audible and epicurean delights at Coda, a recently opened multisensory Mission Street supper club. The feared animal uprising never happened and Americans embraced jazz and jazz musicians, often giving them colorful nicknames, such as "Fancy Fingers" and "'Ol Skin Bag." Jazz faced its toughest challenge in 1936, when it was stolen by the French, who attempted to use the improvisational music to power a series of submarines. France and the United States sent their five best warriors into an ancient temple to battle for the future of jazz, but all 10 fighters became friends and moved in together. Thereafter, jazz returned to the United States on its own, where it remains popular today.