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A few items from the SF Chronicle

By Joe Ruvel · March 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A few things that caught my eye reading Sunday’s food and drink section:

The Washington Square Bar & Grill is back open. The famous Washbag. I never got to go before and now it is back. They even hired back their long time bartender. I might try it for brunch this weekend.

Did you know there is an irreverent, semi-secret group of drinkers and historians called the Clampers? Well I didn’t. Learn all about them here.

And then something a bit different in an article about air chilled chicken – it’s the new thing these days at fancy restaurants. I saw this:

Zaré at Fly Trap in San Francisco is one of dozens of Bay Area restaurants now featuring air-chilled chicken. For his $19 drunken half-chicken, Persian-born, chef-proprietor Hoss Zaré poaches Niman Ranch air-chilled chicken in cream, stock and pomegranate beer. 

Hmm…wonder if he is using Shmaltz’s Origin pomegranate ale?

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Luke E. // Mar 10, 2009 at 10:28 am

    We got some amazing chicken at the Farmer’s Market. I mean, incredible. The next one we get, we’re going to stick a beer can up its fanny and roast it on the grill. I’m really looking forward to that.

  • 2 Joe Ruvel // Mar 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    OMG pictures (when you stick the can and all)!