Boozy Bay Sunday
What to do this weekend? Hitch a couple of bikes to the back of your Subaru before heading to the rainy-soaked hills of Marin or spend Sunday afternoon getting absolutely wasted? I can tell you, there is plenty of good reason to choose drunken debauchery over fresh air and fitness this weekend.
Firstly, my favourite wine bar, Yield, who have just started putting out a newsletter, are having their first wine tasting this Sunday:
...We'll be hosting winetastings every Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
for a flat $25 -- some will be hosted by Chris, others by guest
winemakers... Check our website or at the bar for our weekly
selection. On Sunday November 5, the theme of the tasting will be the
"Alsatian Traveler" hosted by Chris.
Other changes at Yield: Updated business hours, Yield are now open from 5 pm until
midnight Tuesday through Friday, 6 pm to midnight on Saturday and 4 pm
to 8 pm on Sunday. They will now be serving a "weekday fare" during the week, including flatbread pizzas, a seasonal salad and their usual cheese plate.
On weekends, they will be featuring our more limited "winebar fare" with just
a few small plates and our cheese plate. (I say: the flatbreads are simple, but very satisfying. They would be the perfect small dinner for me, but Fred says they aren't big enough for his main meal of the day.)
As much as I would usually jump at the chance for some wine tasting within walking distance, unfortunately I won't be able to make it to Yield's inaugral event, because my diary is already marked with Hangar One's Open House which includes work by some of my favourite food artisans Michael Recchiuti Confections and June Taylor. Mix that with my favourite St George spirit makers and whoah - there is the promise of an interesting afternoon. They are even providing a shuttle bus from the ferry at Alameda so San Franciscan's can take the boat and don't need to drive or walk. See! Like I said, no fitness necessary at all.
Holiday Open House on November 5th!
On Sunday, November 5th we will answer all of your distillery dreams (except for
that one about swimming in vodka, though you'll get to do it, just FIGURATIVELY)
by opening up our hangar doors and letting y'all in to see the workings of the
stills in action with a distillation demonstration. In addition to pouring all of our
spirits, we will be also be featuring new releases, and shaking up some
mini-cocktails. Also showcased will be our friends from Michael Recchiuti Confections, June Taylor Jams, and Whiskie Bits Bakeshop, who have all integrated our spirits in interesting ways.
As if that wasn't enough, Zoe and Dave Ellis will bring the funky blues to feed
your soul, and Living Room Events will be feeding your belly with hors d'oeuvres
made from local farms and artisans.
Finally, for all of you from SF, we will be offering shuttle service between the
Alameda Ferry Building and St. George Distillery.
Sunday, November 5th, 2006 from 1pm to 6pm
St. George Spirits Distillery
$25 per person. This is a 21 and over event.