July 27, 2010

July 27, 2010
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Now, I am hoping most of you will end up paying me a visit at Jardinière before heading out and getting blotto on pisco… But just the same, I thought you should know that this Wednesday July 28th, a couple bars around town will be celebrating Peruvian Independence Day.

~CANTINA~ will be offering an extensive and exclusively pisco cocktail menu all night, along with complimentary snacks at happy hour. There will be shots o’ the newly released Campo de Encanto for $4, and pisco punch for $1. Cuidado! 580 Sutter St. at Mason, 415-398-0195.

And ~PISCO LATIN LOUNGE~ will be serving hosted pisco sours (the official national drink of Peru) from 6pm-7pm, made with Pisco 100 acholado. For the remainder of the night, the cocktail will be $6; next door at Destino, you’ll be able to order any two cocktails for the price of one from 5pm-7pm. 1817 Market St. at Octavia, 415-874-9951.

This Thursday July 29th, ~ANZU~ is hosting their monthly sake happy hour (it’s every month on fourth Thursdays). You will be able to have all-you-can-taste sake, and all-you-can-eat appetizers by chef Philippe Striffeler. Featured sakes include Mizbasho Ginjo, Yaegaki Nigori, Katana “Extra Dry” Junmai Ginjo, and Yaegaki Kuro-Bin “Black Bottle.” $25 in advance (simply call the restaurant to make a reservation and secure your spot), $30 at the door. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St. at O’Farrell, 415-394-1100.

~CODA~ is hosting another Meet The Winemaker Happy Hour with Michael Martella on Thursday July 29th. There will be a complimentary tasting of select Thomas Fogarty and Martella Wines (special prices for glasses and bottles will be available). DJ Guillermo (Sweater Funk) will be playing select jazz and soul.

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Mijita margarita photo © 2010 Frankeny Images.

Looking for a few new places to get your happy hour mojo on? ~ARMANI CAFE~ hosts an “Aperitivo Milanese” every Thursday evening from 5pm-7pm. Cocktails are $9, and come with appetizers like bite-size pizzas, crostini with sun-dried tomato tapenade or salmon and dill spread, small portions of cold pasta salad, and caprese salad skewers. 1 Grant Ave. at O’Farrell, 415-677-9010.

Every Friday, ~THE WINE CLUB~ does a $5 happy hour from 5pm-7pm. They open up all the new wine they get in the store that week and share it with customers (so sometimes customers can taste as many as 15 wines). They also serve food, like sushi from Ozumo, or Indian, Mediterranean, or Mexican bites. 953 Harrison St. at 6th St., 415-512-9086.

Starting Monday August 2nd, ~MIJITA AT THE FERRY BUILDING~ will be launching a special ‘Mijita Hour’ (AKA happy hour), featuring $5 margaritas and free chips and salsa with a margarita purchase. Every Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm. (Mijita at AT&T Park will continue the same happy hour special on non-game weekdays from 5pm-7pm.) 1 Ferry Building, 415-399-0814; 24 Willie Mays Plaza, 415-644-0240.

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