By Leslie Santarina 2017-01-18 13:49:25
Perched along Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights is The Epicurean Trader, a modern-day larder full of small-batch artisan foods and products, craft spirits, wine and fresh goods, including cheeses, cured meats, olive oil and flowers. The perfect place to venture, especially if you're entertaining or needing a host or hostess gift. Owners Matt Pond and Holly McDell hand select products from small makers across the U.S. for their unique flavors, fusions, natural ingredients and packaging, then share their stories and introduce many of them to San Francisco patrons. They also have one of the most impressive assortments of small distillery and craft spirits in the city and are best known for their whiskey, rye, bourbon and scotch selections. With over 200 varieties, they offer tastings and a monthly Whiskey Club subscription. The moment you step into this little gem of a shop, you know you're discovering something special. It also happens to be the first retail store to offer Tartine bread loaves outside of Tartine's bakery. Be on the lookout for The Epicurean Trader's second location to open on Union Street in late January or early February. The new store will be larger with a greater selection of gourmet cheeses, charcuterie and ready meals, more spirits and some surprises in the works for its backyard space.
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