In addition to the expert cocktail and food pairings at this bar-slash-restaurant in the Lower Haight, our reason for stopping by is its newly inaugurated brunch menu. Weekend lazybones will be especially thrilled to see a special section devoted to a.m. tippling. What caught our eye was the vitamin-C boost, the Corpse Reviver, consisting of stone fruit gin, cocchi, lemon, orange, and absinthe. And doesn’t Summer’s Kiss, an ethereal sipper of gin, strawberry, tomato water, basil, and balsamic just scream omelet on the side?
Maven, 598 Haight Street (between Steiner and Fillmore streets); 415-829-7982.
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