Check, Please! Bay Area Season 12 episode 17 airs Thursday, September 28 at 7:30pm on KQED 9. See other television airtimes. And never miss an episode by subscribing to the video podcast.
Southern hospitality is not all that is offered on the menu at tucked away Rusty's Southern in San Francisco's Tenderloin. Neither is it just pizza and beer served up around the fire-pit at Jupiter in Berkeley. But we continue within the galaxy to the elegant wood-fired dishes at culinary comet Glen Ellen Star in Sonoma County's Glen Ellen.
Get Restaurant Information:
- Rusty's Southern (San Francisco)
- Jupiter (Berkeley)
- Glen Ellen Star (Glen Ellen)
My name is Leslie Sbrocco and I'm the host of Check, Please! Bay Area. Each week, I will be sharing my tasting notes about the wine, beer, and spirits the guests and I drank on set during the taping of the show. I will also share some wine, beer and spirits tips with each episode. This week I discuss: Franciacorta.
Backwards Distilling "Ringleader" Vodka, Wyoming $35
Hailing from a family-owned operation in Wyoming, this whimsical spirit (yes, you can read the label through the bottle backwards) pairs locally-sourced grains and Rocky Mountain water to create a smooth, pure vodka. The clever packaging and circus theme plays out in the rest of their lineup including Strong Man Gin and Sword Swallower Rum. If you are a spirit lover, this is a high-quality distillery to seek out.