December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009

Yeah, you saw that right. ~THE ALEMBIC~ is now offering half-off their bottled beers on Monday nights (and what a nice selection it is). And here’s something to look forward to in the New Year: starting Monday January 4th, the kitchen will be serving lunch daily from noon to 5pm! Here’s a sneak peek at the new menu: 
pulled pork sliders ($5 ea.), 
beer-battered rock cod sandwich ($11), 
trumpet mushroom banh mi ($9), 
and more. To celebrate the new menu, they will be giving away pulled pork sliders (limit of two per person) on Tuesday January 5th from noon until 3pm.

After being closed for a couple of weeks for renovations, ~THE BLARNEY STONE~ on Geary has reopened under new ownership: Bart Cornell, formerly of Lion Pub and Jade, with two other partners. The interior has been completely redone, along with the back bar and back patio, which is open for drinking and smoking. A cocktail menu has been established, using fresh juices and citrus (no mixes). Here’s the best part: the weekends feature an affordable Irish brunch, provided by neighbor John Campbell’s Bakery. The menu features hearty dishes like Irish breakfast, Irish bacon and eggs, bangers, black and white pudding, breakfast sandwiches, and more. Brunch is served Sat-Sun 10am-3pm (the bar opens at 10am those days). All you have to do is take a seat in the bar and a waitress will take your order. There are also some TVs to watch whatever sports may be on.

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The San Francisco Exploratorium will transform into a cocktail laboratory at ~SCIENCE OF COCKTAILS~ on Wednesday January 20th. Guest mixologists from 15 Romolo, 83 Proof, Orson, Alembic, Annabelle’s Bistro, and other San Francisco bars will mix delicious cocktails while guests participate in hands-on science experiments about alcohol, inebriation, hangovers, cocktail creation, and more (I know, a usual weekend for many of you). Taking an in-depth, hands-on look at the physics, chemistry, and biology of cocktails, this first-time Exploratorium fundraising event will get you into drinks on a whole other level.