Posts Tagged ‘vodka’

Our Unique RUSSIA HOUSE Restaurant/Bar is Now Closed? Oh Well – Here’s What You Missed Out On

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Well, the curtains are gone so this icon is now a see through building, news to me.

Otherwise, the place looks the same:

Read on, for the memories – from a half-decade ago:

“No, not that Russia House, written by John le Carré and starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. And not that one either.

It’s this one, the restaurant at 2011 Bayshore Blvd. in freeway-close Visi Valley. Would you be brave enough to check it out after reading what the Yelpers have to say and seeing that even our municipal government won’t venture foot in there?

Comes now bold Michael Procopio who brought a brace of his “girls” down there to check things out for Bay Area Bites.

Read all about it.

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Neon, fur, and vodka – who could ask for anything more?

It seems like Russia House is great place to go, if only to watch a party from another culture. (In Russia, Party watch you!)

Check it out, if you want.”

This POLIZIA Lamborghini Has Been Pulled Over, Ticketed Repeatedly, and Towed the Past Three Weeks

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Do you remember this one, from last month?

If You Want to Look Like an Italian Police Officer, Just Paint “POLIZIA” on the Side of Your Lamborghini Gallardo, Like This

I do.

Good times.

Well, since then, this vehicle has been making waves, you know, getting pulled over by the SFPD, getting ticketed by SFMTAMUNIDPTSFBC meter maids (Tough People, Good Jobs), and getting towed outta Chinatown like a beached whale.

And you know what the little people, the tiny topolino, those boring, mousy types who can only dream of being piloti di Lamborghini  or a sexy-time lover of piloti di Lamborghini, you know what they do? They whip out their cell phones and then post photos to the Internet.

Fucking haters!

As here on Market last month, via my Samsung Galaxy Note II phablet:

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And here’s an effort from Lulu Vision a few days later:

But there was no ticket issued for this particular yellow zone violation. Lucky Devil!

Now speak of the Devil, El Diablo, here’s a list of recent citations issued for this whip by the SFMTA:

02/13/13  T37C STREET CLEANING  $62.00
02/25/13  T202.1 PRK METER DOWNTOWN  $72.00
02/28/13  T37C STREET CLEANING  $62.00
03/01/13  T38C WHITE ZONE  $98.00
03/02/13  V22502A OVER 18 IN. FRM CURB  $57.00
03/02/13  T38C WHITE ZONE  $98.00
03/02/13  T38A RED ZONE  $98.00

Of course the cops don’t care about you parking in the yellow zone when they’re pulling you over, as here on Kearny. Also via Lulu Vision:

Hey look what came out of the Lambo –  it’s a quarter ounce of medicinal Mary Jane plus a quarter gallon of medicinal luxury vodka.

Good times. Good times for 32-year-old Mr. Cheng.

(Good thing that vodka was capped, Brother. Anyway, the SFPD let him go with a ticket.)

But getting towed from the front of the Chinatown McDonalds because of corrupt Rose Pak’s Chinese New Year’s parade, well that’s the limit, am I right, people?

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I’ll tell you, I don’t know if this kind of exoticar lifestyle is sustainable.

Well let’s the driver of this car can Go Forth And Sin No More…

OMG, They Made a Movie About the AC Transit Bus Fight – On Netflix Now – Entitled “Bad Ass” – $$ for Epic Beard Man?

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

This incident in the East Bay a few years back…

…has been made into a movie called Bad Ass:

Which I guess is old news.

But the new news is that you can watch this flick for free now via the NetFlix.

It’s just released. See?

“This movie is: Exciting”

(But, sorry streamer-only NetFlix people, right now you can only have them mail you the DVD or the Blu-Ray – you can’t just stream this to your device.)

And no, I don’t think Vietnam Tom Bruso, or anyone else on the bus that day…

…will get a dime out of Bad Ass.

That’s Tinseltown for you…

Better Know Your Local, Historic, U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers: “Rum, Vodka, Wiskey” Aboard Alameda’s USS Hornet (CV-12)

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

The previous U.S.S Hornet (CV-8) made it about a year before being sunk in WWII, so the Navy recycled the name for CV-12, the museum ship we have berthed in Alameda these days.

That’s your Lesson of the Day.

Now, pour yourself a drink:

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Digg’s Kevin Rose Sells Out: ABSOLUT SF = “An Enticing Blend of Grape, Dragon Fruit and Papaya”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Sometimes I just don’t know.

(This is one of those times.)

Introducing ABSOLUT SF, or something. We’re joining the Pantheon, finally.

“‘This summer, we raise a glass to the diversity that flourishes in the City by the Bay – from the Castro to the Marina, to the ubiquitous influence of NAPA and Sonoma and the prolific Asian and Hispanic communities,’ said Laura Stephen, Brand Director of ABSOLUT VODKA.”

(Not sure why “NAPA” is favored over Sonoma, and “prolific“-what communities – those people having lots of babies – they’re gaining “market share?”)

So, does San Francisco need a spirits maker to tell our MUNI Stories and reveal our MUNI Diaires? Do we need to have somebody get paid to create murals on behalf of said spirits maker?

Sure, why not?

Anyway, What’s Your ABSOLUT SF:

ABSOLUT® VODKA Evokes San Francisco’s Freedom of Expression With Fifth City-Inspired Flavor – Limited-Edition ABSOLUT® SF Offers Bold, Enticing Blend of Grape, Dragon Fruit and Papaya; Campaign Elicits Facebook® Movement for San Franciscans with “What’s Your ABSOLUT SF?”

SAN FRANCISCO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the world’s most iconic vodka announces the launch of ABSOLUT® SF, the latest limited-edition, city-inspired flavor. Capturing the unique cultures, ethnicities and culinary delights of San Francisco, ABSOLUT SF features an innovative blend of grape, dragon fruit and papaya that entices spirits drinkers with a bold flavor when mixing a perfect cocktail. Just as the flavors blend beautifully to create a unique vodka expression, ABSOLUT SF will blend the voices of San Franciscans as they share their stories of life in the City by the Bay on the campaign’s integrated Facebook® page – www.facebook.com/ABSOLUT.

WHAT’S YOUR “ABSOLUT SF”

Several inspirational San Franciscans are collaborating with ABSOLUT® to bring their “ABSOLUT SF” expressions to life – whether through a specially-designed ABSOLUT SF t-shirt or an exclusive song available for download. Their visions will live on- and off-line, and will serve as the call-to-action for consumers to join the conversation. Participants include, among others:

— Miguel Migs – One of San Francisco’s leading sonic ambassadors
— Christopher Collins – Fashion designer and former contestant of Project Runway
— Erik Otto – Expressive and conceptual painter, based in San Francisco
— Kevin Rose – Founder of Digg, a social news website

ABSOLUT is inviting consumers to express themselves at www.facebook.com/ABSOLUT by answering “What’s your ABSOLUT SF? – the one thing that makes your neighborhood San Francisco’s best.” Consumers are encouraged to submit their San Francisco vision, photos and drink recipes, and will also have the opportunity to personalize and share a video that celebrates the spirit of SF. Throughout the summer, participants will have the chance for their expressions to be heard through a variety of digital and social media channels. At the end of the campaign, the “ABSOLUT Capitol of SF” will be awarded to the neighborhood with the most user support and participation. The winning neighborhood will receive a special placement on the ABSOLUT Facebook tab and a unique mural created in its honor.

“This summer, we raise a glass to the diversity that flourishes in the City by the Bay – from the Castro to the Marina, to the ubiquitous influence of NAPA and Sonoma and the prolific Asian and Hispanic communities,” said Laura Stephen, Brand Director of ABSOLUT VODKA. “Because every neighborhood has something unique to share, we’re inviting San Franciscans to express what makes their neighborhood the ABSOLUT best.”

Habitat for Humanity® Greater San Francisco

ABSOLUT is “expressing” its love for San Francisco by donating $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco to support the non-profit organization’s affordable green homes at the 7555 Mission Street development in Daly City. On Thursday, June 16, at 10:30 AM PT, San Francisco community leaders will join ABSOLUT executives and Phillip Kilbridge, Executive Director of Habitat Greater San Francisco, to celebrate ABSOLUT SF during a press conference at the 7555 Mission Street build site.

“We applaud ABSOLUT for its investment in our Mission Street development as part of the ABSOLUT SF launch,” said Kilbridge. “ABSOLUT’s donation supports not only affordable housing in our community, but also the cultural and socio-economic diversity that has made the San Francisco Bay Area one of the best places to live in the world.”

Later that evening, the celebration of Freedom of Expression will continue in an exceptional way at the official ABSOLUT SF launch party.

The ABSOLUT city-series has helped pave the way for flavor innovation in the vodka category. In the late 1980s, ABSOLUT® VODKA launched its “Cities” advertising campaign with a wink and a nod to the intrinsic flare and historical heartbeat of what makes each city special. In 2007, the brand brought the “Cities” campaign to life with the launch of ABSOLUT® NEW ORLEANS, a flavor reminiscent of the Big Easy. Every year since then, ABSOLUT has introduced a limited-edition flavor – ABSOLUT® LOS ANGELES in 2008, ABSOLUT® BOSTON in 2009, ABSOLUT® BROOKLYN in 2010, and now ABSOLUT® SF is honored as the fifth flavor in the city-inspired portfolio.

ABSOLUT SF is now available at bars, restaurants, nightclubs and retailers across the country. Bottle images and additional cocktail recipes are available upon request. Visit www.facebook.com/ABSOLUT for more information. Pernod Ricard USA®, the ABSOLUT® brand and the “What’s Your ABSOLUT SF?” application are in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®.

OMG, Chum Churum! The Trendy Soju Alcohol Fad has Made Its Way Up to San Francisco

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

From Los Angeles.

And before then, South Korea.

It’s soju, baby!

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Anyway, it’s the first soju-truck sighting in the 415, AFAIAC.

Soju, the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems…

 

All of Nob Hill Shows Up to Greet Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino – The Sitch Classes Up the 415

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Sophisticated San Franciscans of all stripe turned out to welcome Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino to Polk Gulch / Polk Village Saturday evening.

He graced our burg to promote a new line of vodka, a novel product that’s not ridiculous, not ridiculous at all.

The Jug Shop on Pacific:

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We’re left to wonder, “When will He return?”

Jersey Shore’s Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino Might Not be Absurd, But Devotion Vodka Is – Experience Both Tomorrow in SF

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Beth Spotswood is all over this Mike Sorrentino situation, as you might expect since he’s coming to The Jug Shop at 1590 Pacific on Saturday, October 30th at 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM to sign Vodka bottles or something.

Now, you probably already know all that you need to know about him, but here’s a little something about his favorite line of vodka, the one that’s paying him $400K.

Enjoy:

Do you feel that your favorite vodka has enough protein? Well, fret no longer, Devotion Vodka is here. Let’s read the press release together, shall we?

“Devotion Vodka: Get Devoted. THE WORLD’S FIRST PROTEIN INFUSED ULTRA PREMIUM VODKA HITS THE SHELVES IN SAN FRANCISCO, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY. De-vo-tion Pronunciation [di-voh-shuhn] -noun: Commitment Dedication and Determination.”

Oh, so that’s how you pronounce de-vo-tion. Thanks!

It’s new, it’s you?

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“SAN FRANCISCO, — Created in San Francisco, the birthplace of the original martini,

Uh no, you’re thinking of Martinez, CA, way out there in Contra Costa County, and even then you’re still wrong.

“Devotion Spirits is set to unleash the groundbreaking power of the first-ever 80-proof, four column distilled vodka with the benefits of protein that is made in the United States.

What?

“Whether enjoyed on the rocks, mixed, stirred or shaken, Devotion Vodka provides for the smooth, delicious ultra-premium vodka taste discerning mixologists (professional or novice) are seeking. The patent pending proprietary solution found only in Devotion Vodka will transform the cocktail. While bar shelves are cluttered with vodkas from around the globe in every imaginable flavor,

Yep.

“Devotion is the first and only vodka which literally provides a drink with a real protein boost.

Protein? WTF?

“This revolutionary spirit will create a new beverage category, while also defining a new generation of vodka aficionados who devote themselves fully to everything they do in life. Created and developed by company President Drew Adelman, a nightlife, dining aficionado and fitness buff, Devotion Vodka was inspired by his search to combine his two favorite passions: fitness and nightlife.

Fitness and nightlife? Dude, you are a true renaissance man!

“My own personal mantra has always been… if you are going to be bad, you might as well be good,” notes Adelman. “With Devotion Vodka I can stay devoted to my regimen, while stepping out for a good time. I used to actually take my own protein out with me when I went for a night on the town.

Well, of course, you can’t step out without your protein. Natch.

“Then I realized there were millions of people like me who wanted to take care of their bodies and also have a good time. From that passion, Devotion Vodka was born.”

Boozing = taking care of your body. Check.

“In California, Devotion Vodka will be distributed by Young’s Market Company. International Spirits & Wines will be representing Devotion Vodka in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Devotion Vodka will be introduced in a 750 milliliter bottle at a suggested retail price of $29.99. The custom designed bottle made in France is not only distinctive, it is transformational;

Or maybe your bottle isn’t “transformational.” Just saying.

“the frosted glass bottle with the iconic logo and distinguishing red cap will further distinguish the brand and lifestyle that is unique to Devotion Vodka. “I have been in the nightlife industry for many years and I have seen some of the best ideas come through our clubs and restaurants,” notes Bob Jones, co-founder/vice president. “From Red Bull and Rockstar to Voss Water

Perrier from Scandinavia – now that’s pure genius.

“and Alize… all of those brands have a common thread – unique selling points that made them hugely successful. Devotion Vodka is a top-tier vodka product spirit enthusiasts will embrace. I believe Devotion Vodka has an unrivaled brand proposition everyone can understand and appreciate: protein.

I don’t understand/appreciate. Do not copy. Please resend.

“I have no doubt this will be the next big thing in the beverage industry.” “I’m exactly the type of person that Devotion Vodka was made for,” explains actor, athlete and fitness model Sebastian Seigel.

Or “Siegel,” sometimes he spells his name that way. Here’s a tip – whenever you get a funny word from Germany or wherever with the E’s and the I’s, just put the E’s as close together as possible, as in Diesel or Siebel.

“I have known Drew for many years and when he told me of his idea to develop protein-infused vodka, I told him I would be the first person buying a drink at the bar. It is ingenious. For athletes and anyone who takes care of their body and is looking for the best products for their lifestyle, Devotion Vodka has to be the choice.” In order to develop a recipe that would embody his vision, Adelman turned to the distinguished Frank Lin Distillery chemist, Dhir Singh and award-winning spirits chemist, Dr. Win Adler. Devotion Vodka’s proprietary solution

“Solution?” So, the vodka is the solvent and the protein is the solute? Sounds delicious!

“was selected by Singh for the following reasons: Solubility. Clarity. Taste. Feel. Devotion Vodka speaks to the masses.

The way Mussolini did? Neat.

“Its name Devotion shares many of the same attributes of the world’s greatest athletes and success stories: commitment, drive and success. From the stand-out design of the bottle to the unique marketing programs, social media campaigns and targeted outreach to the fitness and body builder communities, Devotion Vodka is both an ultra premium spirit and lifestyle choice. Fans and followers will be inspired by the Get Devoted mantrathat will surround all aspects of the brand. For more information, visit www.devotionvodka.com. Follow Devotion Vodka on Facebook at www.facebook.com/devotionvodka and Twitter at www.twitter.com/devotionvodka. Source: Devotion Vodka Web Site: http://www.devotionvodka.com/ http://www.twitter.com/devotionvodka http://www.facebook.com/devotionvodka

So, vodka + protein = Devotion.

O.K., but what about fat (or the taste of fat, anyway)? Well, in that case, you’re going to need Bakon, the bacon-flavored vodka.

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Choose or lose.

Grisly Hanging Bacon at Our MoMA in the SoMA – Sure, Meat is Murder, But Is It Art? – “EXPOSED” and “HENRI CARTIER BRESSON” Debut

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

I’m not sure if this scene of bacon drying on the line at our San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is for the kick-off of Exposed, Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870, or the kick-off of HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON: The Modern Century, or both.

Or maybe you’re supposed to eat it?

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Irregardless, a better way to start your day is with Bakon, the bacon-flavored vodka. This is a real product, srsly:

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(Bacon, enjoy 2010, ’cause you’ll never be as popular as you are this year. Oh well.)

Enjoy.

The Return of “Epic Bearded Man” Thomas Bruso of AC Transit Fame – Bus Fights Behind Him – Cheering for the Giants

Monday, October 25th, 2010

CaliberSF‘s Travis has a doozie today. Click on over to see the original version of this shot and also to catch up with Vietnam Tom.

Via Travis of CaliberSF