The Presidio Social Club's Tim Stookey Turns Back Time
|The Presidio Social Club's Tim Stookey.|
The Presidio captures so many of these memories that walking up to the Presidio Social Club, a 1903 barracks-turned-restaurant, triggered the sensation of arriving on a school field trip. Thankfully, the guided tour was done in cocktails, and I didn't have to suffer on baloney and cheese.
The bartender also features only one of his original creations on the new list: the 100 Reasons Rye, a Manhattan variation made with Triple Sec. It was good enough that I wished he featured more. Talking to Tim and trying his drinks, there was little doubt the bartender has some serious knowledge and skills. I'm betting on Tim Stookey being a name you'll hear more of in 2011.
Walking out into the foggy night, giddy from both cocktails and nostalgia, I was reminded how pleasurable studying the past can be.
Presidio Social Club 563 Ruger St. (at Lombard), 885-1888.