The Social Ramble: Play Ball! 160 Years of San... →
thesocialramble: Presented by The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society The San Francisco Pacifics, circa 1869. Seated at the far right is Roger Connor. Mr. Connor retired from professional baseball in 1897. He had amassed 138 home runs in his 18-year career, a record which stood for 23 years…
Domaine Weinbach "Clos des Capucins" Muscat 2009...
Domaine Weinbach is one of the most famous estates in Alsace. It is located just Northwest of the Colmar district, one of the largest towns in Alsace. The Clos de Capucins-which we are pouring- is the cornerstone of the estate. It rests on an old monastery with ties to Italy that date back to 1525. Even today, there is a monk on the neck of the Weinbach label. Only after the French Revolution...
Strub "Niersteiner Paterberg" Riesling Spatlese
A few weeks ago, on the 17th of February, some of our servers gathered for their first tasting group. The topic -as it often times is when exploring a new wine region-was Germany, Austria and Alsace. These regions, though in 3 different countries, are often studied in tandem. The heavy Germanic influence is one reason. The labels are not easy to read and many of the grapes are recycled. The...
Tomatero Podcast with Adriana Silva
Finally! Our first published (but not recorded) podcast of 2012. Appropriately, our first podcast of the year is with Tomatero Farm. Next month (April 17th to be exact), they’ll be selling produce in front of Nopa. The podcast was with co-owner Adriana Silva. Despite the changing faces of farmers, when you close your eyes, Adriana still wouldn’t be the face most of us would conjure. It a nice...
Last Week, Kevin Liles Came to Nopa: A Convergence...
Earlier in the week, in our Better Late Than Never Weekly Recap, we eluded to a special guest visitor on Sunday evening. What was supposed to be a quick follow up about a special dinner guest turned into a long introspective on race and career and black culture. I was happy to have stoked these thoughts, but sorry this took so long to post. I am weary of saying that something will be posted in a...