Ihad expected the Big Rec Tap Room at 24th and Treat streets to be big. An amateur mistake. Both...Read More
Distillations: Barrel Proof is an odd hybrid, with dozens of TVs … and super high-end cocktails. And it works. Sorta.
“Hey,” I said, before he went to make it. “So, I’m trying to figure this place out, and here’s the story I’m telling myself about it. This bar was founded by two guys, business partners, and one of them wanted to own a sports bar that would show all the other sports bars up, and the other guy wanted a chill-but-hip whiskey cocktail lounge. And instead of not making a bar together they just each did what they wanted to do, and this is the result.”
The bartender thought about it. “I like that story,” he finally said.Read More
The sight of freshly cooked Pupusas warms my soul. I’m the child of Salvadoran parents, so pupusas were served for every occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner—pupusas are an all-day kind of food. Mexicans and Hondurans make pupusas too, but El Salvador is credited with creating the beloved disk-like treat.Read More
Every time I’ve met a woman at The Royal Cuckoo, something unexpected has happened. I don’t think...Read More
Two family-owned businesses owned by first-generation immigrants opened this summer in the Mission District – District Tea, a Boba tea shop on Mission Street and Eterna Primavera, a Guatemalan bakery in the spot on 24th Street that was once occupied by Dominguez Bakery.Read More
A moment later, Gena stepped over and put shots down in front of them. They stared at her, surprised.
“I heard about the break-up,” she said, and walked away.
It’s one of the most awesome things I’ve seen in a bar in a long time.Read More
Efram has been in the industry 17 years, and Troje is his first restaurant. But unfortunately, it’s not in a great location, as Nayarit learned. However, along with his wife, who hails from Cuba, and who served us, and their adorable daughter Maya, this is definitely a family affair.Read More