November 1, 2010

For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

In the historic Westerfield House for Carpano Antica Mystery Mansion Mixology event

As mentioned last issue, instead of the usual 1st (and 15th) of the month arrival of my newsletter, it’s a couple days early as I’m off to Guadalajara and Tequila, Mexico, unable to send from there.

I have a pair of VIP tickets (valued at $75 each) to give away to SF Indy Spirits Expo, where you can sample a range of craft spirits, including some you read about on my site. To enter, have five friends sign up for my twice-monthly newsletter (on right-hand side of the home page) and/or email me the name of five friends to sign up and I will draw names for one winner (for everyone else, use discount code ISEDEAL to get a $55 General Admission ticket for $40, or a $75 VIP ticket for $50). The event is 11/17, but please get names to me by Sunday, 11/14.

Did you catch my two-page article in the food/drink print edition of the SF Guardian this week (still on newsstands through Tuesday, 11/2)?

At Michael Mina's 10/16 opening party in the former Aqua space

Due to the trip, I’ve eaten out less the last two weeks, but still have plenty of tastes, interviews and books to share with you. Bibliophile is not only a review of Dave Wondrich’s new book, Punch, but a conversation with the ultimate drink historian himself. Imbiber is in two parts, sipping armagnac, vermouth at Carpano Antica Mystery Mansion Mixology event, wine at Press Club, and part two, exploring the glories of mezcal via Del Maguey.

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Here’s recent entries in my SF Bay Guardian column, Appetite:
Dave Wondrich on Punch
Director Jean Luc Naret dishes on SF Michelin Guide 2011
Del Maguey & the glories of mezcal
3 Beef Sandwiches that get it right

**Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Virginia Miller**