Feed the Beast: San Francisco Pictures

Mikey Roe experiences a night of firsts as he exposes some of San Francisco’s hidden late-night culinary gems.

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Mrs. McMullen’s Appleberry Pie
Mrs. McMullen’s Appleberry Pie

Mrs. McMullen’s Appleberry Pie

Raise your spirits this Thanksgiving with Mrs. McMullen's Appleberry Pie. We’d happily trade canned cranberry sauce for this cocktail combination of raspberry, blueberry and blackberry. 960 1280

  

Frozen Mint Julep

Frozen Mint Julep

Start the summer off with a bang this Memorial Day by toasting with Frozen Mint Juleps. For non-southerners, this twist on the Kentucky Derby delight may make the bourbon more palatable -- and refreshing. 960 1280

  

Liam’s Midnight Toast

Liam’s Midnight Toast

Ring in the New Year (or Christmas -- it’s festive) with a classy, champagne cocktail like Liam's Midnight Toast. Garnish with an orange slice, and leave the speeches to your guests! 960 1280

  

Black Devil Martini

Black Devil Martini

For your adults-only Halloween party, serve this Black Devil Martini. This spooky spirit gets its color from dark rum, course orange sugar and a black olive garnish. 960 1280

  

Autumn Colors Cocktail

Autumn Colors Cocktail

The name says it all. This crisp, sweet-tea-vodka mixture is pretty enough for the Thanksgiving table thanks to pomegranate liqueur and orange zest. 960 1280

  

Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

Warm your belly during the holidays with beloved Hot Buttered Rum. This classic mixed drink containing rum, caramelized brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg is perfect for enjoying fireside. 960 1280

  

Clarence’s Cranberry Toddy

Clarence’s Cranberry Toddy

It’s a wonderful life! We think right after Clarence, George Bailey’s guardian angel, finally got his wings he reached for this hot, cranberry concoction. 960 1280

  

Santa’s Pumpkin Pie Martini

Santa’s Pumpkin Pie Martini

One part Thanksgiving, 2 parts Christmas, we bet the big guy in red loves Santa's Pumpkin Pie Martini -- we do, too! 960 1280

  

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

Cocoa Raspberry Heaven

Paradise is found with a sip of this raspberry-infused, hot-chocolate cocktail, some people might say. Top the whipped cream with a drizzle of Chambord and a fresh raspberry. 960 1280

  

Flavored with spices and warmed to perfection, a glass of mulled wine soothes the spirit. 960 1280

  

It's everyone's favorite spicy brunch cocktail, the Bloody Mary. 960 1280

  

Grab your beach blanket and bathing suit and hit the sand ' it's frozen daiquiri time. 960 1280

  

Not just for the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep is always a refreshing treat. 960 1280

  

Believed to have been invented in Puerto Rico, a Piña Colada hits the spot no matter where you drink it. 960 1280

  

Once considered an old-fashioned cocktail, the gimlet is gaining in popularity across America. 960 1280

  

Long a favorite in Spain, a fruity glass of sangria is the perfect summer cocktail. 960 1280

  

All you really need are tequila, triple sec and lime if you want to visit Margaritaville. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern preparing a shark to eat in San Francisco
Andrew Zimmern preparing a shark to eat in San Francisco

Andrew Zimmern preparing a shark to eat in San Francisco

Andrew Zimmern, Hank Shaw and local fishing buddies prepare fresh-caught leopard shark. 960 1280

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Pan-fried leopard shark

Pan-fried leopard shark

Pan-fried leopard shark direct from San Francisco Bay. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern at Chirp Bakery

Andrew Zimmern at Chirp Bakery

Andrew Zimmern gets excited when he learns Chirp Bakery's baked goods are made with cricket flour. 960 1280

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Crickets

Crickets

These crickets will soon become flour at Chirp Bakery. 960 1280

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Caramelized Mealworm Sundae

Caramelized Mealworm Sundae

A caramelized mealworm sundae from La Cocina restaurant. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern at Little Kabul's Maiwand Market

Andrew Zimmern at Little Kabul's Maiwand Market

Andrew Zimmern is disappointed in his small take-home portion of naan from Little Kabul's Maiwand Market. 960 1280

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Pacha or lamb's head soup

Pacha or lamb's head soup

Pacha, or lamb's head soup, is a traditional Afghan dish at De Afghanan in Fremont, CA. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern at De Afghanan

Andrew Zimmern at De Afghanan

Andrew Zimmern and Afghan local Hamid Haidari enjoy an Afghan meal at De Afghanan. 960 1280

  

De Afghanan's traditional Afghan food

De Afghanan's traditional Afghan food

De Afghanan's traditional Afghan food is truly a work of art -- of substantial proportions. 960 1280

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San Jose restaurant Mezcal's chapulines

San Jose restaurant Mezcal's chapulines

San Jose restaurant Mezcal's chapulines are fried grasshoppers seasoned, sautéed and then placed in a taco. 960 1280

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Ox Penis Soup

Ox Penis Soup

Ox penis soup from Bun Bo Hue An Nam in East San Jose. 960 1280

  

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern dates this fermentation's start date. 960 1280

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Fermented fish sauce at To Hyang

Fermented fish sauce at To Hyang

Three-year-old fermented fish sauce at To Hyang, a Korean restaurant in San Francisco. 960 1280

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Min Im, part-owner of To Hyang

Min Im, part-owner of To Hyang

Min Im, part-owner of To Hyang, serves up traditional Korean dishes with Andrew Zimmern. 960 1280

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Andrew Zimmern and a homemade mayo emulsifier

Andrew Zimmern and a homemade mayo emulsifier

Andrew Zimmern and the Hampton Creek Foods family want you to say hello to their little friend, a homemade mayo emulsifier. 960 1280

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Odell Brewing Co.

Odell Brewing Co.

Stop by Odell Brewing Co. for a taste of some of their experimental beers, cooked up in small batches at the brewery in Fort Collins, CO. Take a tour to learn all about craft brew culture. 960 1280

Odell Brewing Co.  

Troegs Brewing

Troegs Brewing

Get a glimpse of the entire brewing process at Troegs Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA. Start off with free samples in the tasting room, then move through the brewhouse where you'll learn all about fermentation and filtration. Tours are offered every Saturday; reservations are recommended. 960 1280

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Harpoon

Harpoon

On your next trip to Boston, stop by Harpoon Brewery. Narrated beer tastings are offered during the week, and full tours of the brewery are conducted on weekends. Tours are $5, and include a souvenir glass and beer tasting. 960 1280

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Free tours of Brooklyn Brewery are conducted each weekend. For an even more informative experience, plan ahead and book one of the reservation-only weeknight tours. They cost $8, are limited to 25 people and include a free tasting. 960 1280

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Dogfish Head

Dogfish Head

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewhouse, cellars and packaging hall at Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE. Make sure to try a few of the free samples as well. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beer enthusiasts can also tour the Dogfish Head pub in Rehoboth Beach, DE, site of the company's experimental brewery. 960 1280

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Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada

Visit the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in Chico, CA, for one of the daily guided tours. Stop by the taproom and restaurant for a taste (or 2) of their award-winning brews. 960 1280

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.  

Smuttynose

Smuttynose

Smuttynose Brewing in the seaport town of Portsmouth, NH, offers tours on Fridays and Saturdays. Also be sure to visit the Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's original brewpub. 960 1280

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Sam Adams

Sam Adams

Learn all about the history of Samuel Adams Brewery on an hour-long tour of the Boston facility. The comprehensive tours are offered daily, and include a beer tasting. 960 1280

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Coors

Coors

Visit the Coors brewery in Golden, CO, for a tour of the largest single-site brewery in the world. At the end of the tour, visitors can take a look at the collection of historical beer cans, bottles and memorabilia, and sample some of the Coors products. 960 1280

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Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company

Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco takes great pride in its traditional methods of beer production. Tours are offered daily, but make sure to make a reservation before visiting. 960 1280

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Abita

Abita

Visit Abita Springs, LA, for a free tour of Abita Brewery. Visitors are given a cup to pour their own samples from the taps in the tasting room both before and after the tour. 960 1280

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Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Free tours of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis are conducted daily. For a more comprehensive behind-the-scenes experience, schedule a $25 Beermaster Tour. 960 1280

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