San Francisco rock band The Stone Foxes is preparing for a summer tour in support of the upcoming release of their second album, Bulls and Bears, due out later this summer. The band features brothers Shannon and Spence Koehler, Aaron Mort and Avi Vincour and is known for its great song writing, melodic guitars and solid rhythm section.
The band recently sat down with cakechow.com to talk about some of their favorite spots to visit around the country.
“The Riptide in San Francisco is the perfect local bar. It’s styled like a country ski lodge complete with roaring fireplace and it’s located two blocks from the beach. It’s the Outer Sunset’s best spot to step into on a cold foggy night with some friends and sip on a freshly tapped Anchor Steam.”
“Two of my favorite places outside of the Bay Area are Ironworks BBQ in Austin and Pinks hotdogs in LA.”
“San Francisco’s Thirsty Bear is a local brewery that knows the meaning of class. All the big games are on the flat-screens, but Sunday night is Flamanco dancing night. It’s hard to pull off a combination like that, but this downtown bar is a place to be chill while being well-dressed.”
“My top out-of-town suggestion is the Stone Brewery in San Diego.”
“My favorite spot in San Francisco is Outerlands in the Sunset district.”
“For out of town, you can’t beat McSorley’s in New York.”
“Some may think it’s cliche to pick a restaurant as famous and well-respected as the House of Nanking (North Beach/Chinatown, San Francisco), but it can’t be denied. This is the best Chinese food in America. Because of its proximity to different cultural centers in San Francisco, you can find hints of Mediterranean and Indian influence in various dishes.”
“Must-tries at House of Nanking include the melt-in-your-mouth citrus calamari and the famous sesame chicken. The tea has chunks of flowers floating around in it.
“Mamoun’s Falafel (Greenwich Village, New York City) has a falafel sandwich for only $2.50 … It has fresh cold lettuce and tomato, and hot, luscious falafel topped with that glorious yogurt/cucumber whatever-the-hell-it-is sauce. The place is housed in what could be the smallest restaurant in the world. It only fits nine people — including the chef and cashier.:
Upcoming tour dates:
June 4, 2010 – Caspar Inn Caspar, CA
June 5, 2010 – Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
June 6, 2010 – Mr. Ricks Avila Beach, CA
June 19, 2010 – San Diego Oysterfest San Diego, CA
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