I recently attended the San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival, which took place in one of the cavernous exhibit halls on the edge of the Bay at Fort Mason. I’ve been writing about happy hours, local bars, distilleries and cocktails for several years now, so I hoped this event would provide me with some new information about the local craft distillery scene—and the chance to “try and buy” new spirits. Continue reading →
Tanya Holland will be signing copies of Brown Sugar Kitchen at Books Inc. in Alameda (Fri/12, 7-9 pm), The Gardener in Berkeley (Sat/13, 11 am-1 pm), Market Hall in Oakland (Sat/13, 3-5 pm), The Left Bank in Larkspur (Sun/14, 12:30-2:30 pm), and Chronicle Books in San Francisco (Mon/15, 3-4 pm) this week.
Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco. Continue reading →