“It’s a good thing the early settlers landed on the East Coast. If they’d landed in San Francisco first, the rest of the country would still be uninhabited.” Herbert Mye
Although it took a while to be discovered, the Gold Rush took a sleepy fishing village and turned it into one of the greatest cities in the world. San Fran has always been a breeding ground for innovation and entrepreneurship. From the very beginning, the ‘Paris of the West’ has been a magnet for fortune seekers, artists, writers and immigrants. It quickly became the West’s epicenter for finance, technology and culture. Also, one hell of a place to get a drink.
San Francisco is a city that likes their drinks like they like their people — liberal. We can totally get behind that. Whether they’re enjoying a glass of fine wine from local vineyards, bragging about their craft beer, or popping open a bottle of Fernet, San Franciscans enjoy a good hard drink. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t?
San Francisco also has more restaurants per capita than any city in the country; even New York City. However, their citizens spend significantly less time eating fast food than the rest of the country. We can’t say for certain, but we’re guessing it’s because there’s no craft beer or fine wine that pairs with a McNugget. Although it’s possible the majority of those eateries are brunch spots, considering San Francisco’s love affair with the mid-morning meal. In which case, a Mimosa or Bloody Mary might be more appropriate, but still a pass on the McNugget.
Fine wines, gay spirits, and Fernet for all. San Francisco, we salute you, your eateries, and your alcohol appreciation. Grab a glass, tumbler, or bottle and join us in a toast to the tastemakers of the West!