SHORT STORIES & TRIVIA Hosted By TIPSY HISTORIANS
If our walls could talk, they would tell 100 years worth of tales, but talking to walls is frowned up, so we found
something better – historians – and we gave them drinks.
The Devil’s Acre was a single, saloon-soaked blockwithin the notorious Barbary Coast of old San Francisco. It was, in short, the wickedest, wildestberg in the whole wide world — not where you went to whet your whistle.
The Gold Mountain
Duggan McDonnell has been a fixture on the west coast beverage scene for over ten years. He was honored by Food & Wine as one of America’s Best Mixologists, and also served as a Cocktail Designer for the Sundance Film Festival.
A 5-course storytelling meal about dishes invented in San Francisco.
We’ll start with stories of a cocktail invented in San Francisco, then bread, then soup, entree and dessert. Stories of the Pisco Punch, sourdough bread, cioppino, mission-style burrito and the fortune cookie, 5 courses, 5 stories.
The Pisco Punch by Duggan McDonnell from Drinking the Devil’s Acre:
Avital is the founder of Avital Food Tours, which curates 4-course progressive meals in San Francisco. She is a menu collector, storyteller, board game enthusiast and meter maid driver.
The tale of the first visual and narrative account of the American Revolution told through tales about the Colonial-era inns, taverns, and alcoholic beverages that shaped it.
Taverns of the American Revolution is equal parts history, trivia, coffee-table book, and travel guide for America’s surviving pre-1800 taverns.
The Coow Woow (pronounced “coo-woo”) is believed to be America’s oldest cocktail. Enjoy.
Adrian Covert is a San Francisco-based author, artist, and water policy expert for the Bay Area Council. Adrian is a native Californian and a lover of history, baseball, and sazeracs.
Shanna Farrell has been documenting the modern cocktail revival in the Bay Area through interviews with bartenders, bar owners, distillers, historians, and writers. These interviews resulted in her forthcoming book and continue through her podcast.
The Mojito. This drink reveals much of the history of the cocktail revival in the Bay Area through its ingredients, the people who drove the trend, and the city that embraced it. She’ll discuss the drinks background, who put it on the map, what it’s meant to others, and how the trend proliferated throughout San Francisco.
Shanna Farrell is an oral historian at UC Berkeley, author of Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community and Craft (out September 2017), and co-host of the Prix Fixe podcast. She lives in San Francisco but can be found on a barstool all over the Bay Area.