bluestrain

Matthew Wright • July 8, 2015

more like this

McCarthy’s Pub

Somehow this local not-quite-a-dive favorite makes families with kids and dudes on Harleys equally at home.

Authentic Crème Fraîche

There’s a bunch of shortcut recipes for crème fraîche floating around out there. Our version still ain’t exactly the appellation d’origine contrôlée crème fraîche from Normandy, but the flavor is a bit closer to the real deal.

Blueberry Jalapeño Cocktail

Three in San Mateo makes the Halle Berry, a truly dynamite blueberry jalapeño cocktail: sweet, spicy, with the weight and satisfaction of the best margaritas.