My bestest buddy, in the whole world...ever, Gary Regan and I have been bantering a bit recently about a piece he is writing on the differences between SF and New York barfolk and their cocktail styles. Dangerous ground if you ask me...but interesting. I might even broaden it a bit just to get everyone fired up and say East and West Coast schools to bring Portland and Seattle in our side (sorry LA, not yet.) and add Boston and Chicago to the Eastern scene.
I just found a very cool piece in Men's Book San Francisco (yeah, I never heard of it either) on 8 people I respect quite a bit. It is wonderfully conceived and beautifully shot. Check out pages 48 -55.