Absinthe and ordered some fancy popcorn and cocktails. It was just enough to hold us over, but the concept was so fun and simple that I knew I'd want to replicate it at home. So for our first casual dinner party last week we made parmesan-thyme-black pepper popcorn and Manhattans to start. It only took a few minutes to throw together and was a creative departure from my typical cheese plate.Over the holidays, Geoffrey and I did a bit of shopping in San Francisco one day followed by a walk in one of my favorite areas (Hayes Valley). It was around four in the afternoon and I was hungry, but not ready for a full-on meal. Don't get me wrong, I'm all about an early bird special, but mid-afternoon is pushing it. So we stepped into
P.S. My other favorite entertaining idea: a donut and whiskey night.