Some Reasons to Drink Cocktails, Including CUESA's Summer Getaway Event and Trick Dog's New (and Doggone Cute) Menu


From CUESA’s SF Jazz Cocktail Night. Photo: Amanda Lynn.


Trick Dog’s new cocktail menu, Trick Dogs!

Hey, liver, you ready to party? Because there are some occasions for you to do so! First up, CUESA is throwing another one of their fun cocktail parties with the United States Bartenders’ Guild on Wednesday August 5th, Getaway in a Glass: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market. Thirteen bartenders (including Nora Furst, Lolinda; Max Gerasimenko, Rye; Jessica Maria, Hotsy Totsy Club) and local chefs (David Bazirgan, Dirty Habit; Tony Gemignani, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana; Chris Jones, Gaspar Brasserie) will be serving up some summery goodness evocative of faraway lands from 5:30pm-8pm. Guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails featuring Herradura Silver, Ketel One, and Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, along with unlimited sample-size drinks and tickets for hors d’oeuvres in this walk-around tasting. Tickets are $50. NEWSFLASH! TABLEHOPPER READERS GET GET 15% OFF WITH THIS LINK! The Ferry Building Grand Hall (second floor), 1 Ferry Building.

This Saturday July 18th is National Caviar Day, and ~OSSO STEAKHOUSE~ is celebrating with classic cocktails (a martini, Ossogoodhattan, and Negroni, all inspired by Scott Beattie) and, yes, you guessed it, caviar. You can choose golden Russian osetra ($100), Royale Italy ($50), or Baerii Siberian sturgeon ($40), and each price includes a 1/2 ounce of caviar, 12 blini, crème fraîche, chopped onions, and diced egg, plus two cocktails. 5pm-10pm. Free valet parking. 1177 California St. at Jones, 415-771-6776.

Woof. You’ll get a kick out of the latest cocktail menu at ~TRICK DOG~, a 2016 calendar called Trick Dogs, starring a dog and a cocktail for each month. Not only can you try to spot local pooches (including Bon Vivants’ Josh Harris’s bulldog, Stephen), but 100 percent of proceeds from calendar sales ($20 each) will be split between two local charities, Muttville Senior Dog Rescue and Northern California Family Dog Rescue.