October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009

Next Wednesday November 4th and 5th are ~DUBONNET APERITIF HAPPY HOURS~. Dubonnet will host complimentary happy hours at Eastside West (3154 Fillmore St. at Greenwich) on Wednesday November 4th, and at Orson (508 4th St. at Bryant) on Thursday November 5th. Guests will be presented with Dubonnet Dollars, which they can use to purchase classic and contemporary aperitifs such as the Dubonnet Cocktail, Dubonnet Fizz, and Dubonnet Royale for a single dollar. In addition to the cocktail special, each event will offer patrons (21 years and older) complimentary hors d'oeuvres. At the conclusion of each event, one lucky guest will leave with a gift certificate for dinner at the hosting restaurant! 6:30pm—8:30pm. Salud.

Here's an update on the ~HEAVEN'S DOG~ happy hour (sorry for any confusion, folks, things changed): the promotion is now $5 cocktails and well drinks are available Mon—Fri from 4pm—6:30pm (until December 1st). 1148 Mission St. at 7th St., 415-863-6008.

Attention bartenders: looking for a new lid? Goorin Hat Company is hosting their first ~BARTENDER APPRECIATION DAY~ on Sunday November 1st at the Haight Street store. All industry folks get 25% off their purchase that day, and there will also be an industry-only event from 7:30pm—9:30pm, with signature Bols Genever cocktails, PBR, and some nibbles while you get fitted for a hat (there will also be some giveaways). Bartenders, barbacks, and cocktail servers: please provide your bar/restaurant name with your RSVP at rsvp [at] goorin [dot] com. 1446 Haight St. at Masonic.

On Wednesday November 4th, join ~LUIGI MANCINI~ from Fattoria Mancini (the link is a PDF, FYI!) in the Marche for an Italian wine (and American cuisine) dining experience at CONDUIT. Mancini's wines, particularly his pinot noir, are sourced from acclaimed vines originally planted by the Napoleonic French on calcareous cliffs above the Adriatic, and exude a mineral-driven elegance (no, I didn't come up with that sentence). The meal is $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). 6pm—10pm. 280 Valencia St. at 14th St., 415-552-5200.

Luigi Mancini will also be at ~SPQR~ on Tuesday November 3rd to talk about his wines, and he will be hand carrying his acclaimed red wine 'Blu' made from the rare local grape, Ancellotta. Executive chef Matthew Accarrino will offer an additional menu (along with the daily menu) of a la carte dishes to pair with each of wines offered in three-ounce tastes, by the glass, half bottle carafe, or bottle. 1911 Fillmore St. at Bush, 415-771-7779.