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Buzzy (Yet Hit-or-Miss) Marina Italian at Norcina

We weren’t exactly short on Italian restaurants serving Neapolitan pizzas and housemade pastas. But chef Kaitlynn Bauman’s Norcina, which opened in August 2021, is a sunny, tiny slice of Marina real estate that doesn’t feel like other countless restaurants serving similar food. In the same neighborhood, there is already popular local chain Delarosa focused on Neapolitan pizza and antipasti, a similar pizza focus at new Napizza, intimate, old school, pasta-centric Roma Antica, and, of course, pioneering A16. And that’s just within the same couple of blocks.

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June 15, 2020

This Issue:
— Industry webinars and interviews
— We Are Losing So Much More Than Business: What Makes America Great? My essay on the state of the hospitality industry now and going forward, in context with how far we’ve come in recent decades and how much we stand to lose.
— My Distiller Magazine Bottle Column: From Thai rums with agricole flair to Denver aquavit.
— 10 Restaurants for Takeout/Delivery of the Month: My Bob Cut magazine column covers under-the-radar Iraqi, Sri Lankan, modern Venezuelan, Filipino, modern Indian and other restaurant standouts, as well bakeries, chocolatiers and New American greats for delivery.

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Why You Need to Try Real Schnaps

Whatever association you have with the word Schnapps, or Schnaps, as it is known in Germanic countries (the word means “swallow”), it likely isn’t good. Sour apple, pucker, fruit flavors… you might think of cheap, sugary liqueurs in unnatural colors. But this, my friends, is not real schnaps. In Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and the French region of Alsace, schnaps, edelbrande or… Read more →

Classic Cocktails at Heaven’s Dog & A New Tequila Line

HEAVEN’S DOG, 1148 Mission Street (between 7th & 8th Streets), 415-863-6008 Heaven’s Dog has been a haven for superb cocktails since it opened, with excellent bartenders like Erik Ellestad (Savoy Stomp) and pre-Prohibition era cocktails ($10 each) from Charles H. Baker’s The Gentleman’s Companion (aka Jigger, Beaker & Glass). The bar still serves Baker classics, and with new bar manager… Read more →

Science of Cocktails to a Glenmorangie Party: The Latest in Cocktails, Coffee, Beer, Wine & Spirits

WINE • Oh, 2006 Puligny-Montrachet, you are such a gorgeous Chardonnay… thankfully, RN74 serves you by the glass. • I was delighted by the drinkability of Angove’s Nine Vines Rose, a South Australian wine that came across my desk. A blend of  70% Grenache/30% Shiraz, it’s zesty but rich, with spicy cherry notes, light but with satisfying depth. The winemakers… Read more →

Top Tastes

Top Tastes is my usual run-down of tastes over the past two weeks. Rather than a list of all-time favorites (another thing altogether), it’s highlights since my last newsletter, often from new openings. Many don’t make the cut, being a revisit written about before or simply not as stand-out as dishes mentioned. SAVORY – VEGETARIAN •When eating at Beretta and… Read more →