Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Eat Here Now- The Alembic

One place I'm stoked on these days: the Alembic in the Haight in San Francisco. I've been several times since the beginning of the summer, and I'm convinced it's one of the best places in the city. It's tiny, so it may take a while to get a table. That's fine by me because their cocktail list is extensive and intriguing: Gold leaf? Check. Peanut-infused whiskey? Check check. That's probably why GQ magazine named them to their Best Cocktail Bar list last year. But the food really steals the show. The bar snacks go way beyond wings; think duck hearts and togarashi popcorn. Nasturtiums from the backyard garden pepper up the Nectarine and Burrata salad. Or try the beef tongue sliders to break the boring bite-size burger mold.

Right: Bone Marrow with Caper Gremolata and Garlic Confit. Brash. Decadent. Delicious.

Below: My friend Jon Boncek shooting Chef Ted Fleury's beautiful Hiramasa Crudo

The Alembic
1725 Haight Street
San Francisco
M-Thur 5pm-1am
F-S 12noon- 1 am

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