Oh, San Francisco . . . we’ve had some interesting nights: walking 2 miles barefoot after losing a shoe in the ocean; long-boarding down Vermont street; poker at 4am in a restaurant basement in Chinatown (still not sure how I got myself into that one). And of course all of those conversations with Gregory Pike, aka the dog-cat-rat guy. Not surprisingly, many of these times can be traced back to Martin Cate’s beloved tribute to rum, the holy grail of tiki bars, Smuggler’s Cove. During one of our first visits to Smuggler’s, Audrey ordered a banana daiquiri. No, not one those cheesy, cloying, blended banana daiquiris. Rather, this daiquiri was simple, silky, sexy, and served up with an orchid blossom garnish. She loooved it! Seriously, it feels like not a month goes by that she doesn’t mention that cocktail. I finally had to give it a shot, using a DIY banana rum. I think it’s a winner. Hopefully you (and Audrey) do too!!
For this photo shoot I was lucky enough to be joined by Leslie Santarina of Spotted SF. I am honored to be featured in her “20 Questions” series. So hop on over to her site to see a little behind the scenes, plus hear me chat a bit about my love of the Bay!