Appealing Events: Free Slurpee Day And Cocktail Contest
by Eloise Porter
Although the weather stays cloudy and the wind keeps blowing, San Francisco has no shortage of summertime events. Try to ignore the rainy skies and pretend you're soaking up the sun on a Southern California beach, while you head to these cooling events!
ROOT & SNAP Featured in the Wall Street Journal's Groomsman Gift Guide
New Behind the Bar
Jason introduces us to some tasty new spirits.
Walk into any quality liquor or specialty store and it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. New brands and products are being added to shelves monthly. Some are worth trying, but many are just backed by cool marketing schemes. If you aren’t making drinks daily, it’s really difficult to keep up with the endless options.
These three spirits, all new and unique to our neck of the woods, will add diversity to your summer sips and heat to your fall elixirs.
"Made In America" doesn't necessarily carry the caché it used to. Between the Ford Focus, Green Lantern, and the Army Corps of Engineers, we've had a few shaky products lately that don't paint our country's manufacturing prowess in the best light. Well, up-and-coming Thai Town hotspot Harvard & Stone is looking to change that with a full menu of small batch made-in-America booze-based cocktails and a hip, industrial factory atmosphere that does what all great bars do: make you feel cool for drinking.
And what you should be drinking is the Trinidad Sour: ROOT liqueur, St. Vincent's orgeat syrup, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters over hand-crushed ice. Exotic but not at all cloying, it's taken up permanent residence in many L.A. cocktail enthusiasts' top-10 lists.
Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Thai Town, 323-466-6063
Moms Serve Clean Water: Mavea Elemaris XL Giveaway (3 winners)
A few years ago I was doing something I deem as: dumb. I was buying bottled water (2 cases) every week. One thing I hated was if it sat out to long, you squeeze it, then open it a puff of chemical fume would come out. I figured: this can’t be healthy. So I thought hey! why don’t I just invest in a filtered pitcher. When we first were married we had a filtered faucet but it didn’t work well so I kinda had a “bad” taste in my mouth about the entire filtered product line. Luckily, I learned over time (I’m so wise, right?!) that you can buy different products that offer the same concept (40 watt bulb just lit up!) can work better. Just shop around girl! So this little confusing convo is leading me into my point that options are a good thing. Mavea, a brand I just found, has a product line of filtered water pitchers as well as filtered faucet mounts. What I love about Mavea, besides the trust of good ‘ol clean water, is you can even recycle your cartridges at Mavea.com + they even pay the shipping costs.
Win two tix to July 9 Hendrick's tea with The Adventurists
"A force for global mischief and global good," the UK-based Adventurists strive to make the world a little less boring by hunting down thrills in extreme locales, all while raising money for charity. While it's their job to test out adventures (rickshaw runs through the Rajasthan Desert? Mongolian horse derbies?), it's your job to sign up for the vetted wildness and earn cash for organizations of both the Adventurists' and your own choosing. So far, they have seven international challenges to choose from, and team members are selected at random, meaning you could very well end up trekking through miles of jungle in Southeast Asia with complete strangers.