The Diffords Guide is an awesome weekly publication of booze & bar news. This week, one of their long form articles covers The Aviary, the new-ish Chicago bar. [BTW LARC ladies, we still need a field trip here!]
What I appreciate about this article is that it covers *why* this bar is so special and so different from the norm; it has really elevated the bar to the level of a fine restaurant. Fine ingredients, pondered explorations of flavor, and experimentation are all hallmarks of the experience here.
This article provides some behind the scenes veil-lifting.
Multiple articles on the topic of wine and their value have made their way across my browser in the past couple years. This one does a nice job of summing up the impact of perceived price, vintage and type on perceptions of quality. Which is why you should just buy something you like and drink it.
Jenn and I went in search of the St. George Botanivore Gin and cucumber gelato last night, only to learn that this flavor was for one week only. Bummer!! The Berkeley location did have the St. George Bourbon gelato in stock though. Really tasty.
I just saw on Twitter that Naia’s newest flavor is St. George’s Botanivore Gin with Persian Cucumber. WOW!! The post said it is available at SF, Berkeley, and Walnut Creek locations. Not sure about the others. Naia locations.