Food is dead. Yes huh. Why? Because food in San Francisco has become so self-consciously and painstakingly humorless as of late — one would think that, what with dressed-down loftiness plaguing the foodie scene, some chefs (as well as their brood of flying monkeys) were curing cancer — so we have declared food dead. At least just for tonight. So, shovel a fistful of Pringles down your mouth, and call it a night because the fine folks at the St. Regis and Michael Mina will pour cocktails that pair with the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Michael Mina's bar star Carlo Splendorini has concocted the very orange Morning Fog (smoked vodka, fig marmalade, sparkling wine, $11) and the Golden Gate 75 (No. 209 Gin, rasberry gomme, lemon, Aperol, egg white, $11) in honor of the big day. Meanwhile, over at the St. Regis they've created a drink in honor of the bridge's architect, Irving Morrow, with Morrow's Aim (SF China Beach Vodka from Treasure Island, Rothman Apricot Liqueur, Elisir M.P. Roux, Lemon Juice, $14).
And, if you must, both noted restaurants boast exceptional bar menus. Enjoy.