Anchor Steam In Cans, San Jose Restaurant Week & More

Anchor Steam's flagship beer is now available in cans.

Anchor Steam’s flagship beer is now available in cans.

Anchor Steam Now In Cans

No doubt you know Anchor Steam for its bottles, barrels and kegs. Now, for the first time in its 122-year history, its flagship beer comes in cans.

Not just any cans. But big 19.2-ounce ones.

The new cans are enough for two moderate drinkers to share or one thirsty person to enjoy more than a beer and a half.

It’s the same copper colored brew with malty, hoppy, deep caramel flavors that’s been made since Fritz Maytag acquired and revived the brand in 1965, making it the first hand-crafted beer to be brought back in the United States after Prohibition, launching today’s craft beer movement.

The tall distinctive gold cans with a big blue logo anchor retail for $2.49 each. Just in time for summer barbecues, picnics and camp-outs, the iconic beer is now easier to tote.

Hungry for A “Little Taste of San Francisco”?

If you are, then you’ll want to pick up a copy of the adorable and compact “A Little Taste of San Francisco” (Bluestreak Books) by Bay Area food writer Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen.

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The 72-page book, of which I received a review copy, serves up more than 30 of the city’s quintessential recipes — from “Clam Chowder in A Sourdough Bread Bowl” and “Irish Coffee” to “Tofu Banh Mi” and “Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches.”

Detroit-based artist Courtney Jentzen’s charming illustrations make this book a joy to leaf through. She’s captured landmarks such as the Ferry Building, AT&T Park, and Golden Gate Bridge in soft, playful colors.

The book makes a great souvenir for visitors. Or a delicious way for locals to savor their favorite San Francisco treats — without worrying about finding a parking space.

Get Ready For “Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week”

From July 13 to 22, enjoy special prix fixe menus or chef’s specials during “Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week,” by the San Jose Downtown Association.

71 Saint Peter will offer a $45 prix fixe with optional $16 wine pairing that includes charred ceviche with a 2015 Tangent Albarino Edna Valley.

Enoteca la Storia will have a $29 prix fix that includes insalata Gorgonzola and classico pizza.

Nomikai will be doing a summer pizza loaded with salmon sashimi, microgreens, pickled red onions and aioli.

For the full list of participating restaurants, click here.

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