"... [image-4] Rebirth of Cocktail Culture in the U.S. Saturday, March 11, Half Step Chris Bostick gathered a group of cocktail enthusiasts in a small tent behind his bar, Half Step, pouring out palomas and talking about the ways in which the American cocktail scene has changed since he started his bartending career in New York at an Asian fusion restaurant..."
"...Maybe I should have borrowed a dog. The 40-some-odd pooches happily bounding about Yard Bar seemed to instinctively know the drill, but my boyfriend and I were slightly bewildered by the series of checkpoints and obstacles blocking the way to our first cocktail from former Michael Hsu Office of Architecture designer Kristen Heaney's dog park/bar/restaurant..."
"...The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods store in Elgin is a cute little shopping experience with vintage and second-hand furnishings accented by a glass of wine while you shop. In the evenings it also becomes an entertainment venue with fun events...."
"...I shouldn't have ever doubted that they would rise to the challenge with a variety of sippers – some light, some heady – but all using the creativity that has come to define our local scene. My sick burn ain't got nothing on their shade. Jennifer Keyser – Chief of Bar Operations, Geraldine's..."
"...It’s the fifth anniversary for the festival series, so Untapped is putting out the candles and roses, introducing a VIP "Stout Package" with perks like early entry, access to the Untapped Clubhouse, side stage access, an open bar featuring beer and wine, and nibbles from hot local restaurants. The die-hards among you can purchase a season pass for the first time this year, featuring entry to all five Untapped cities (Fort Worth, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas)..."
"...Sixth). Chronicle Food Editor Brandon Watson was among the judges who awarded first place to the beef and pork albondigas in sherry cream sauce on the fall menu from chef Brad Sorenson of No Va Kitchen & Bar (87 Rainey)..."
"...Parisian by birth and baptism, Vouet (1590-1649) counted da Vezzo (1597-1638) among his art pupils in Italy, where he arrived as a young painter from a family of painters when he was 23. Briefly inhabiting the same parish as Bartolomeo Manfredi (1582-1622), whose David-and-Goliath head-butts Roky Erickson, the young Frenchman followed in the same line as the Italian, behind Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610)..."
"...Everyone from legislators to Leslie was welcome, and an army of bike messengers stood guard on the patio. Your barista could've been a rock star or sci-fi writer; your sandwich artist would later go on to open your favorite bar or helm the best barbecue pit in the galaxy..."
"...That's Hobo With a Shotgun, to be exact – the Rutger Hauer-starring exploitation pic that set cult-movie fans salivating on title alone. In its last reveal of the 2011 fest lineup, SXSW announced Hobo as one of its five "after-dark features" screening in the Midnighters sidebar (see below for all titles)...."