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World’s Largest Irish Coffee To Be Mixed on November 10

The world’s largest Irish coffee is set to be a mere 15 gallons in size when San Francisco’s Buena Vista Cafe goes for a Guinness World Record on November 10, 2008. That’s big, to be sure, but that sounds like a record that’ll be pretty easy to break. Heck, with a big enough mug I could pull that one in my kitchen, I think.

Good luck, fellas.

Get down to the Buena Vista at 1pm on November 10 and you can have some of the concoction yourself!

San Francisco’s Buena Vista Café celebrates the anniversary of Irish Coffee by creating world’s largest Irish Coffee cocktail. Towering more than three feet from the bar and holding more than 15 gallons, bartenders will be going after the Guinness World Record crafting a giant Irish Coffee that everyone in attendance will get to sample. Irish Coffee festival to also include music, Celtic entertainment and release of Tullamore Dew® Official Buena Vista Irish Whiskey.

World’s Largest Irish Coffee Unveiling
November 10, 2008
Time: 1:00 PM

Buena Vista Café Irish Coffee Festival
November 8, 9, 10
Time: All Day
Location: 2765 Hyde Street
Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Frank Silletti – 2003 Irish Coffee Making World Champion

Celebrate the 56th anniversary of the Irish Coffee, originally introduced to San Francisco and America at the historic Buena Vista Café.

Upcoming: La Soiree Beaujolais 2008 – November 22, 2008

Looking to get a little culture this fall? Check out San Francisco’s La Soiree, hosted by the French American Chamber of Commerce and commencing on November 22, 2008, 5:30 to 9:30pm.

There’s fine food, French wine, a fashion show, and a silent auction — including a $5,500 Club Med vacation and a 15-day Rail Europe pass!

Definitely looks like a good time — some pictures of last year’s event are attached below. Get a babysitter and take the spouse out for a night on the town… Francais style!

Get all the details here. I’ll be there — be sure to say hi!

“The Art of Cocktailing” Hits San Francisco

SF’ers, here’s some organized drinking for you:

What: House of Campari and SWINDLE magazine present the “Art of Cocktailing”, a project designed to celebrate the union of art and mixology in cities across the country. Events at various art bars and lounges throughout the US will offer live silk screening demonstrations by local artists, featuring the original prints of acclaimed artist David Weidman, best known for his collection of original prints developed using line drawing and animation techniques on unconventional materials. In San Francisco, throughout the Fall, “Art of Cocktailing” events will offer guests the opportunity to recreate Weidman’s own art pieces as screen printed images on limited-edition canvas tote bags, while sipping Campari cocktails.

Presented by Campari and SWINDLE magazine, The “Art of Cocktailing” will run through Fall 2008 at venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago.

When/Where : Art of Cocktailing events in San Francisco:


Matrix Fillmore
8:00 – 10:00 PM
3138 Fillmore Street

Supper Club
7:00 – 9:00 PM
657 Harrison St @ 3rd

111 Minna
6:30 – 8:30 PM
111 Minna Street

Admission: Must be 21 and over


More info on the event available here. (Also click for details of the event in additional cities.)