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Best Places to Watch the Superbowl in The Marina

2 Feb


Chestnut Street was the place to be when the Giants took it all this year and there’s no reason to believe it won’t be the same when the Niners do it too. Here’s a roundup of where to watch the game in the Marina:

Of course The Republic is the first stop for any sports fan. They open at 11 with buckets of Bud and Bud light, their full menu and all 13 tv’s locked and loaded. The beer garden out front will be packed and it’s standing room only, first come first served so get there early to take part in the mayhem.

On the other end of the spectrum, Reed and Greenough is doing an exclusive event, what they are calling “The Comfortable Super Bowl Experience.” Just seventy-five people will get to enjoy a buffet featuring food from Delarosa and Susie Cakes plus an open bar for wine, beer and signature cocktails. Tickets are $100 and the bar will open at 2:45 for party guests only. Email or call 415-290-7377.

Bin 38 promises to be the most sports-focused wine bar in the country, having picked up two more 60″ tv’s to go with their two existing 51″ ones. They will have a full buffet plus 3 glasses of bubbly, wine or beer and for the first time ever, keg beer out on the back patio. All this is for $55 but tickets are limited. Go to for details.

Elsewhere, expect the usual awesome football Sunday experience around the neighborhood. Campus will have it’s tv’s on full volume and will be doing $16 buckets of Coors Light. Donahue’s will welcome its normal locals crowd but this special day will serving free homemade goulash while it lasts to compliment its $3.50 Pabsts. Monaghans will be doing $3 Bud and Bud Lights and is pouring $4 Heineken pints. The Horseshoe has six tv’s, one a giant 64″ viewable to everyone at the bar. The Tipsy Pig is going SRO first come first served to experience its the game.  Circa is stepping it up with bottomless mimosas starting at 10 am. They’ll have five big screens plus a projector going. Tacolicious and Izzy’s also have bar tv’s to keep eaters up to speed.

For a slightly more subdued experience, Blackwood has it’s large tv on the front patio, and Ristobar will be turning tables toward the two bar tv’s, serving $5 bellinis and mimosas or $6 bloodies.

The party should go one well into the night after the victory and if the Giant’s celebration was any indication, bring a rain coat. The forecast calls for showers of champagne.


Lyrics to Auld Lang Syne

28 Dec

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot, and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for days of auld lang syne.

We two have run around the hills
And pulled the daisies fine.
But we’ve wandered many a weary foot
Since the days of auld lang syne.

We two have paddled in the stream
From morn till the sun was down.
But seas between us two have roared
Since days of auld lang syne.

So here’s a hand my trusty friend.
Give us a hand of thine.
We’ll take a good-will drink again
For auld lang syne.

5 Best Cheeses For Thanksgiving

2 Nov

What better to do before eating Thanksgiving dinner than…eat. Cheesemonger John from the great Polk Street store Cheese Plus gives his quick picks for great hors d’oeuvres.

1. Hooligan Raw Cow: Dense and buttery with a washed rind. From Cato’s Corner, CT.

2. Parmigiano Reggiano: Everyone knows this classic, but it doesn’t mean it’s sweet, nutty, sharp and salty 2 year old won’t be a highlight at the adult’s table.

3. Twin Maple Farm Hudson Red: New York’s finest semi-soft.

4. Hirtenkase: A coop cheese from a small collective. Firm and nutty, it’s a cross between aged Gouda and Parm Regg.

5. Bellweather Farms Fromage Blanc: This creamy Petaluma gem will make you forget cream cheese ever existed.