Sippin’ on gin and juice
Musician and television personality Snoop Dogg graced both the musical and culinary stages at this weekend’s Napa wine and music festival BottleRock, and in a pretty amusing, presumably expensive, and ultimately wasteful stunt, poured the largest gin and juice known to man. Assisted by Warren G and Michael Voltaggio of Top Chef fame (with chef Hubert Keller on hand to snap a photo), the rapper-turned-mixologist filled a 550-liter tank with 180 bottles of Hendricks and a lot of juice. Guinness Book of World Records representatives immediately certified the spectacle — but who set the record for drinking it?
Tonic’s new location revealed
Tonic’s run on Russian Hill recently came to a close, but the establishment will resume its nightlife shenanigans at 895 Post Street “at the end of summer 2018.” The new location is a former SF Coin Laundry Co. shop location.
The Board taps the brakes
Deli Board’s sandwich sibling, the Board, which opened just this January, is closing during the days for the summer, opening for pop-up events and private functions in the meantime (like burgers and gyros this Wednesday and Thursday evening).
Coronitas Bar and Grill owner reopens... as marijuana dispensary
A bar and restaurant at 3326 Mission Street, Coronitas, is now La Carona Wellness Center: Jorge Esparza, a longtime neighborhood bar owner, says he was ready to make the change — and invest $3000000 — in order to keep up with the times. He hopes to hire locals and serve the Latino community and neighborhood locals.
Service in their words
The Chronicle interviewed a group of restaurant worker — from Mitchells’ Ice Cream employees to a dishwasher at Mourad to a 92-year-old bartender at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge — to get their perspective on service. Photography, by Liz Hafalia and Russell Yip, tells the story, too.