SAn Imprefect Union
Featuring work by:
The Heads of State
July 1 – August 28
Opening Reception: First Friday, July 1st, 6-8pm
And now for something completely different: after the Road Show closes for the day at 7:00 on July 1, you can view a modern take on the Civil War at a gallery just three blocks away and participate in the gallery district's venerable First Friday tradition of open houses, art, and free food.
Rockland Recollections: The Narragansett Beer Wagon
It was 1943, World War II was upon us and the citizens of Rockland were getting accustomed of that dirty word "rationing." Certain food items were rationed in our grocery stores and gasoline was rationed in several ways.
The regular driver of an automobile was allowed a certain amount of gasoline a week. Commercial businesses were allowed more to get their goods and services delivered. It seemed in either case that there was not enough gasoline available, except for the black market, which we won't get into in this writing, to satisfy every driving need.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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*
Links: Event details
*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
Philadelphia’s Steven Grasse is not a maker or distiller of spirits. He is instead a successful creator and brander of them. An all-around Renaissance mogul—ad exec, author, producer, marketer extraordinaire—he was the creative force behind Hendrick’s gin, Sailor Jerry Rum, and now Root, a unique liqueur that just became available in Maryland (it launched in Philly in 2009). It’s touted as the first truly American spirit in more than 100 years—Grasse is all about branding after all—but this lofty claim actually does have merit.