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AQ's Apertif Cocktails, "Mouthfeel" is Creepy, and More

The bar at AQ.
The bar at AQ.
Photo: Molly DeCoudreaux

BOOZE WIRE - SoMa's new AQ restaurant has made the most of its wait for a full liquor license by offering a compelling group of cocktails made with apertifs. Alcademics has passed on the list, which describes each drink using a little anecdote. Cute. [Semi-related: AQ also started brunch last weekend. They're serving homemade monkey bread, scrapple Monte Cristo, and other things, of course.] [Alcademics]

QUOTE OF THE DAY - "I think the word mouthfeel is creepy...there's gotta be a better way to describe that." — The Restaurant at Meadowood executive chef Christopher Kostow responding to questions after his “Mouthfeel: The Art of Texture in Food” demo at Flavor Napa Valley. [ISSF]

REVAMPS - Brenda's second chapter has started over on Polk St. As you know, owner Brenda Buenviaje has been working towards this new much larger dining room for quite some time now. The Tender has some pictures and it really does bring in the NOLA vibe with the white tablecloths. Weekend brunch might be a good time to pop in for a look. [The Tender]

THE BRUNCH BUNCH - Segue to Canteen in the Tender Nob, where chef Dennis Leary will serve his last Saturday brunch this weekend. Not to fret, however, it's still on for Sundays, and with extended hours at that: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This gives Leary more time to prep for the Saturday night fixed price dinners. [ISSF]

NOW OPEN - Things are looking a little different now in the Macy's basement food court (where you hopefully won't be spending too much time?). GrubStreet reports SC Asian has opened, serving quick-and-dirty pan-Asian items like banh mi, bao, and Asian tacos. [GrubStreet]

OUTER RICHMOND - Tomorrow is Aziza Day, seriously. So go have a delicious cocktail at Aziza's bar and celebrate. [The Feast]


AQ Restaurant & Bar

1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 415-341-9000 Visit Website

Canteen

2816 Southeast Stark Street, , OR 97214 (503) 922-1858 Visit Website

Aziza

1170 Howell Mill Road Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 968-9437 Visit Website

AQ Restaurant & Bar

1085 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

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