Cocktail Contest & Free Hors d’Oeuvres | SF
Monday, July 11, 2011 - 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
15 Romolo | 15 Romolo Place, San Francisco, CA
Watch some of the Bay Area’s most talented mixologists shake up some spirits at Art in the Age’s first-ever San Francisco Root & Snap Cocktail Competition on Monday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
The competition will have these mixologists concocting original artisan cocktails, which you can sample for $4 each along with some free hors d’oeuvres. Each drink will be evaluated on aroma, taste, originality and presentation by a panel of judges, which includes acclaimed mixologist Charlotte Voisey.
The event is free admission and open to public, so RSVP today by sending an email to email@example.com to get a taste of some creative Root & Snap cocktails, not to mention complimentary snacks.
15 Romolo (15 Romolo Pl., SF) | Monday, July 11 | 8p | FREE*
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*RSVP required and admission is first come, first served. Entry and hors d'oeuvres are free, cocktails are $4.
ART IN THE AGE SPIRITS COCKTAIL COMPETITION
Stop by 15 Romolo at 8PM on Monday, July 11th and witness the Bay area’s most talented mixologists concoct original artisan cocktails featuring ROOT & SNAP, 80 proof certified organic and truly authentic American spirits. Each handcrafted libation will be judged on Aroma, Taste, Originality and Presentation by a panel of local judges ( including acclaimed mixologist Charlotte Voisey).
This event is open to the public, with RSVP, and will feature $4 signature ROOT & SNAP cocktails & complimentary hors d’oeuvres, served throughout the evening!
Inside the mind of Steven Grasse, the creator of Root liqueur
by Tracey Middlekauff
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Art in the Age's July 4 Weekend Sale
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all sales are not created equal – though we're quite positive the items at Art in the Age's July 4th sidewalk sale will be flying off the, erm, sidewalk before the last firework blasts off. Shoppers will be free to pick through racks upon racks of items priced below $100, from such free-thinking fashion innovators as Jackson Johnson and Roe, Rittenhouse and Wren. With tons of creative pieces at killer prices to choose from, we imagine this is just the kind of (fashion-based) liberty our Founding Fathers imagined.
When: Jul. 1st - Jul. 5th Friday - Saturday, 11 AM - 7 PM; Sunday, 12 PM - 6 PM; Tuesday, 11 AM - 7 PM
Where: Art In The Age 116 North 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19107