Drink of the Week: John Chapman at Hog & Rocks
The John Chapman is a fitting signature drink for Beattie who is the Johnny Appleseed of cocktails (and recently called a one-man trend). He currently has cocktail programs in place at Cyrus, Mateo's Cocina Latina, Spoonbar, and Hog & Rocks, and two more in the works at Hi-Lo BBQ and Goose & Gander. Each time this drink makes an appearance, it's a little different, more polished. It's a cocktail that Beattie seems to pack into his suitcase as he travels around, each stop making small adjustments, crucial refinements, and I suspect a drink that he might not ever feel is finished, like the Mona Lisa in a glass.
Hog & Rocks, 3431 19th St. (at San Carlos), 550-8627