RCS Gift Guide #4: San Francisco

I love going to a great restaurant for an incredible meal.  I also married a hell of a good cook.  Our dates usually involve some REALLY good food, and we spend quite a bit of time in our kitchen.  I’m sure quite a few of you do as well.  It’s where all the action happens.  This gift guide is for those folks – the cookers, and the eaters…and the drinkers!  My favorite city to eat is San Francisco – the food is absolutely outstanding, and from all over the map.  The wine is pretty good in that part of the country as well…

Cheers to this gift guide, folks.  For the eaters and drinkers:

From top Left:

1. Shun Classic 6-piece Knife Set:  It’s all about a good set of knives, and they don’t have to cost a fortune.  This 6-piece set from Shun is a KILLER deal, and provides every blade you need.
2. Pewter Quail Salt & Pepper Shakers:  Bird hunters like to eat, too.  And sometimes the potatoes need a little salt.  And pepper.
3. Classic Georgia Feed Me Barbeque T-shirt:  Hard to believe that any grill master would turn his nose up at this T-shirt.
4. J.W. Hulme Double Bottle Wine Tote:  It doesn’t matter if it’s two buck chuck or a bottle you brought home from Northern Italy, a handsome wine tote will be appreciated by any wine drinker.
5. Hatch Rocks Glasses from Crate & Barrel:  Good glasses don’t have to cost a ton, and a set of four (or eight) is just what the doctor ordered for getting down on the brown water.
6. Duval Bar Cart:  A gift for the guy (or girl) who stores their bottles in a cabinet.  Why not show off the good stuff on a handsome cart?  Nothing like a nice display AND easy access.
7. Orvis Bar Shaker Set:  Also known as ‘the set that will make you the coolest guy at the party’.  Whether a Martini, a Manhattan, or any other cocktail that requires a bunch of ice and a strainer, you aren’t going to find a more handsome set.
8. Matthias Kaupermann Walnut Serving Tray:  A little old school, but a very handsome addition.  This is the perfect gift for a party host.
9. 50 Cal. Bottle Opener:  An excellent stocking stuffer.  It shows that you mean business.  Serious business.
10. Colonel Littleton Squared Leather Coasters:  If you are like me, you are always looking for a coaster.  These leather coasters wouldn’t leave my sight.  I know they’d take care of my drink, and I might let you borrow one, too.
11. Mission Mercantile Whiskey Tote:  The steal of this year’s list…incredible quality and a nice price point for a whiskey tote, that by no means looks like a liquor holder…a nice way to get some Knob Creek or some Four Roses along for the ride.
12. Hedley & Bennett Apron:  The best apron on the market.  Mrs. RCS gave me one a few years ago, and I use it all the time.  She also uses it all the time.  Makes the think the gift was ‘somewhat’ for me…get it?
13. Antique Stag Carving Set:  Think of that iconic Rockwell painting…this is the gift for the guy who sits at the head of the table.
14. Antique Oyster Plate:  Anyone who loves oysters will really dig this gift.  They’ll probably never use it to serve oysters, but it will become one of their favorite display pieces.  Whatever works, right?
15. Vintage Beer Neon Sign:  The perfect night light for a basement.  Extra points for a green bottled beer.

What did I miss?

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2 Comments

  1. Nem
    12/07/2018 / 8:17 AM

    Raleigh Denim makes a killer selvedge apron, made in the USA.

    • JMR
      12/07/2018 / 9:06 AM

      Also worth checking out Stagger Lee Goods out of the Bay Area as well. Their stuff is nice. 

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