The San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community in the nation. Celebrations begin on June 23 in Civic Center Plaza, but many restaurants and bars will be showing their pride with themed drinks and dishes during the entire month of June. Here are five tasty morsels we just had to share.
Rainbow macarons: Over in the Mission District, Kahnfection’s cocktail-themed macarons are almost too pretty to eat — but we’ll do it to show to our Pride. Pastry chef Judy Kahn’s handmade flavors align with the colors of the rainbow: Red (strawberry daiquiri), Orange (Bellini), Yellow (piña colada), Green (Midori sour), Blue (blue moon), and Violet (purple haze). Non-alcoholic versions also available. $2 each (or $12 for a box of six). Order for in-store pick-up during the month of June at http://kahnfections.com.
The Harvey Milkshake: The Embarcadero’s One Market Restaurant has been supporting Pride for 25 years. This year, they’re launching a limited-time boozy milkshake in honor of activist Harvey Milk. The Harvey Milkshake combines housemade vanilla ice cream, strawberry purée, white crème de cacao and Stoli vanilla. In addition to the milkshake, One Market will also offer the Friend of Dorothy, a cocktail combining Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine, prickly pear purée and fresh lemon. Both drinks are available throughout June; https://onemarket.com
Rainbow pasta: Bernal Heights restaurant Precita Park Cafe will host its annual Gay Pasta Night on June 19 featuring executive chef Lori Frank’s colorful pasta dishes, such as Rainbow Ravioli with Butternut Squash, Walnut and Brown Butter Sage Reduction, and Spaghetti Girl with Handmade Rainbow Spaghetti, Beef and Pork Meatballs. Twenty percent of proceeds benefit Art for AIDS & The Alliance Health Project. Reservations recommended; www.precitaparkcafe.com
Harvey Milk Punch: SoMa’s W San Francisco Hotel is offering two Pride-exclusive cocktails that will be served at its Living Room Bar during the weekend festivities. Harvey Milk Punch features Ketel One vodka, Galliano liqueur, fresh-squeezed orange juice and sweet cream, garnished with orange. Howard St. Hurricane is made with Zacapa Centenario 23 rum, Tanqueray 10 gin, passion fruit puree and lime juice, with a float of grenadine and blue curacao, garnished with a purple orchid and mint; www.wsanfrancisco.com.
Rainbow churros: You read that right. The Castro’s Canela Bistro & Wine Bar is doing handmade rainbow-sprinkled churros on June 23 and 24, and offering local oysters ($2) paired with a glass of Spanish rosé ($10) all weekend long. We hear there may even be a drag queen dancing flamenco. Yup, you’ll want to stay awhile; http://canelasf.com
Rainbow churros, Harvey Milkshake! Pride-themed food, drinks in San Francisco