Archive for June, 2013

Drinking Our Way Around the World at the Blackbird Bar

Published on June 21, 2013

For a “what’s local in Speyside” experience (previewed by a “what’s local in Jalisco” experience), Dibs headed for the Blackbird Bar in San Francisco two days ago. And no, Dibs did not arrive at the Blackbird to find Ewan McGregor eating haggis and scones while reading Robert Burns poems and dancing to the Bay City [...]

What Does Mendocino County Taste Like? Wine, Pie and Seaweed

Published on June 17, 2013

Last week, Dibs attended an event titled “Taste of Mendocino” in San Francisco’s glorious Presidio. This event was designed to spread the word about Mendocino County, a scenic nearly 4,000-square-mile swatch of coastal Northern California that is blessed with deep redwood forest, sprawling vineyards, Old West architecture, rugged shoreline, hot sunny summer days and drenchingly [...]

Texas Caramels Gotta Be Hotter

Published on June 7, 2013

This week, we at Dibs had to chew. And chew. And chew. We did it for the sake of artistry, in support of independent enterprise, to whet the blades of ambition and fan the flames of rivalry and to honor butter and sugar and the power of chemistry to spin these two exquisitely simple ingredients [...]