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  • Smuggler's Cove
    Try This: Hana Reviver During a feature on Cooking Channel’s Foodography, Smuggler's Cove’s owner, Martin Cate, summed up the reason behind the tiki bar’s popularity: “People are looking for a quick vacation in a glass.” The Hana Reviver cocktail, which takes its name from the Hana Highway in Maui, encapsulates this sentiment perfectly. With its invigorating blend of citrus and honey, there’s no need to travel to Maui. “It’ll bring the island to you,” proclaimed Cate on Sammy Hagar’s Sammy’s Search for the Perfect Rum Cocktail. Cate adds each ingredient individually, eschewing pre-made mixes. He kicks things off with an ounce of fresh-squeezed lemon before adding in passion fruit nectar, honey syrup, and Luxardo Maraschino liqueur, which lends the drink a hint of nuttiness. Cate continues by adding 10 drops of Bitterman's Burlesque Bitters and a small pinch of li hing mui powder made with dried plum. Then comes the best part: rum. Cate has more than 400 rum varieties at his disposal, so customers can pick their favorite to go into the drink. After adding a little soda water, Cate sends the cocktail under a drink mixer and crowns the smooth, fruity concoction with a sprig of fresh mint.
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    650 Gough Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Straw
    Straw: A User’s Guide Carnival Fare | Tilt-a-Whirl Booth | Beer and Cocktails | Gluten-Free and Vegan Menus | Charitable Contributor Sample Menu Snack: cinnamon-Sriracha buffalo wings with cinnamon cream Sandwich: the Bearded Lady with pulled pork, chipotle barbecue sauce, blackberry coulis, and cider slaw Dessert: peanut-butter mousse with fudge, candied bacon, and caramel Drink: cotton-candy cocktail with vodka-infused sake, champagne, and seasonal cotton candy—all poured at the table Inside Tip: Straw makes it simple for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diners to also enjoy carnival-inspired eats by creating separate sections on the menu for each diet. Where to Sit: Twosomes with terrific timing might get seated in the Tilt-a-Whirl booth, an actual ride car that’s been converted into a cozy seat. While You’re Waiting: Snack on some free Goldfish crackers. Admire the whimsical menus—they’re made from old children’s books and ping-pong paddles. When to Go: Each Monday, Straw donates 10% of all food sales to a local nonprofit. Since it started, Straw has given more than $10,000 to Bay Area charities.
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    203 Octavia Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • What's Cookin?
    Chef Eileen Evans has always seen the value in local ingredients: some of her fondest childhood memories were cooking fresh vegetables from the family garden with her papa, mother, and sister. After training in the prestigious culinary program at the Colorado Institute of Art, she gained the tools to translate her passion for food into a career crafting gourmet meals. As the owner of What's Cookin?, she travels throughout the East Bay to feed individuals and large groups with her unique cuisine. Her interactive cooking classes teach students the basics with customized international recipes and all necessary ingredients, including the dash of love. An international flavor also pervades her catering services, which feature entrees and sides as diverse as Indian chicken tikka masala, Hawaiian-style slow-roasted pork, and Proven?al-style snapper. Chef Evans prepares spreads for both formal and informal gatherings of all sizes, from weddings to luncheons.
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    San Francisco, CA US
  • Sidecar Cocktail Parties
    Greg Gioia has been mixing drinks since he was too young to legally sample them. Now a self-proclaimed “curator to a lost generation,” he personally oversees every one of Sidecar Cocktail Parties' events with an expertise gleaned from his personal library of pre-Prohibition recipe books. He gamely walks his talk, rolling around a mobile speakeasy that reinforces its sizable selection of spirits with locally sourced, often handmade garnishes, tinctures, bitters, and syrups. Called Auntie Mame and Jay Gatsby's love child by some of his clients, and Greg by others, Gioia never ceases to entertain—and inform—while pouring his signature cocktails at both classes and private events. Those drinks, each made exactingly to historical specifications, include the classic martini (stirred properly, with dry vermouth), its lesser-known predecessor, the Martinez (which uses the sweet stuff), and other variants such as the Gibson (accompanied by piquant pickled onion). Other classics include the Manhattan, which probably dates back to the 1880s, and the Old Fashioned, which had already earned its name by that time. Gioia supplements these stalwart standards with newer creations, such as The Last Word, a deceptively potent mixture of maraschino, Chartreuse, and lime juice, and the Screaming Viking, which was invented on the episode of Cheers where they all went to the bar.
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    On Location
    San Francisco, CA US
  • Artify It
    Artify It helps art enthusiasts patronize local artists even if they’re not packing a cash-filled endowment. Customers select and rent a few pieces of original art, which Artify It’s technicians deliver and install in homes and offices for a monthly fee. When it’s time for a change, techs also switch out the artwork with new pieces, keeping each customer’s collection as fresh and vibrant as a modern museum. Contemporary paintings, collages, and photography establish stunning focal points in rooms, and space-specific installations create 3D art with colors and shapes that reach beyond the wall. The watercolor Aqueduct Los Angeles displays a burst of turquoise, and Midsummer Afternoon reflects a series of cacti with inverted colors and sharp spikes.
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    15 Page Street
    San Francisco, CA US
  • S. F. Opera House
    San Francisco Fire Engine Tours & Adventures’ sparkling 1950's Mack Fire Engine carries passengers on themed adventures that combine the excitement of racing toward a fire with the fun of outwitting time. From the vantage point of the "Big Red Shiny Mack Fire Engine," guests catch views of the Bay Area while pretending to be important pieces of firefighting equipment. Tours run year round, and the crew outfits patrons with authentic fire gear to keep them warm while they explore the city on one of the themed tours. Winery tours cruise to Treasure Island, where guests enjoy tastes of signature varietals, while the Golden Gate bridge tour begins in Fisherman's Wharf before heading across the iconic bridge, through the village of Sausalito. Holiday-lights tours capture some of the city's most festive and decorated locations, and Halloween tours creep through Historic Presidio where ghosts are rumored to vacation.
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    301 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA US