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Beer Wine & Spirits

Slushie is Just Another Word for Alcohol-Infused Goodness

While the adult slushie may be a bit elusive today in the Bay Area, bartenders say it’s a moneymaker that pleases the masses and may become a mainstay.
November 13, 2018

Butterfly Pea Blossom Astounds in Bear’s Lair Tavern Cocktail

Watch this vodka-soda concoction turn colors before your eyes.
November 06, 2018

How to Recreate Brennan’s Irish Coffee at Home

The just-closed West Berkeley stalwart may not have invented Irish coffee, but it certainly perfected it.
October 17, 2018

Hello Stranger’s Oaksterdam Tastes, Smells Like Pot

The most popular drink at the trendy bar won’t get you high, because it’s full of OG Kush terpenes, not THC.
September 26, 2018

East Bay Spice Company Surprises With Its Golden State Curry

Curry and other ingredients come together nicely for this cocktail.
August 28, 2018

Nosh Box: Nothing to Wine About

More than 85 kinds of grapes grow in California. And the seven leading varieties—in order of popularity and bulk sales—are all wine grapes: cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, sauvignon, syrah and zinfandel. When it comes to the fruit of the vine, all the splash and glory reside with those grown to ferment into wines.
July 01, 2018

Where to Try Génépy in the East Bay

The mysterious Swiss Alps herbal liqueur is having a moment.
June 29, 2018

Beer, Whiskey and Duck-Fat Fries at Beer Baron

The Rockridge newcomer brings craft cocktails, farmers market-sourced fare, and beaucoup beer to the neighborhood.
June 11, 2018

Buzzworthy Eating and Drinking in Hawaii

Heliforaging, poi biscuits, and Organic Shave Ice are Hawaii’s hottest culinary trends.
May 25, 2018

Napa and Sonoma Wineries Enhance Their Offerings

In the post-fire world, wineries and tasting rooms increase their appeal with art, food, hikes, and forest bathing.
May 21, 2018