Thursday, September 20
Art in the Age Spirited Supper at Millennium. A five-course meal designed with Art in the Age cocktails in mind, and a focus on organic, local produce. 6 p.m. at Millennium Restaurant, 580 Geary St., San Francisco. $90. For reservations, call (415) 345-3900.
BK Circus Pop-Up.
Art in the Age will host a meet and greet with the visionary founder of The Brooklyn Circus, Ouigi Theodore tonight from 6pm to 8pm. For the first time, he’ll be revealing his new collection in Philadelphia (take that NY!) with a pop-up shop at Art in the Age all weekend long. The fashion boutique and label mergers urban and preppy styles, featuring items like varsity tees and jackets, as well as accessories, shoes, pocket squares and hats.
Indian summer is in full swing, which means it's time for another edition of SF Cocktail Week, which runs from next Monday, September 17, through Sunday, September 23. Our Cocktail Week was the nation's first, and though other cities have since jumped on the fun-having/liver-punishing bandwagon, the folks at the Barbary Coast Conservancy of the American Cocktail have continued to innovate, introducing lots of cool new events to complement some of their stalwart offerings. Here are five of our favorite events, all of which showcase the amazing bars, bartenders, and spirits that the Bay Area has to offer.
Check out OSAYCANYOUSEE at The Windup Space
On Saturday, September 8, Post Typography’s OSAYCANYOUSEE: Prints and Objects inspired by the War of 1812 will be on view at The Windup Space. OSAYCANYOUSEE is a solo exhibition by Nolen Strals and Bruce Willen. The reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. and music by Ed Schraders Music Beat, Mickey Free and Pure Junk (ex Double Dagger) will start at 9:30 p.m. Art in the Age will be serving their cocktails.
I have one more reason to love the sustainable kitchen gardens at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. They are part of the inspiration behind Sage, a new botanical spirit by Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a boutique store in Philadelphia that specializes in “thought-provoking products of real cultural capital.” They sell handmade art, clothing, jewelry, home décor and more. They’re also in the organic liquor business, creating spirits inspired by traditional American libations from, as Art in the Age says, “simpler times.”
I arrived at Vedge last Wednesday after work, truly excited for a taste of Art in the Age’s newest spirit, SAGE. I’ve enjoyed this line of craft spirits before, but I knew I was in for a treat this time.
Once inside the comfortable lounge around the corner from Vedge’s spacious bar and dining area, I was greeted with the first specialty cocktail of the evening—“Sage Blossom.” Light and refreshing, this drink featured SAGE, citrus, canary melon, orange flower water and soda. The 80 proof SAGE was wonderfully flavorful, making for a refreshing cocktail that still packs a punch.