Snackshot of the Day: Irish Coffee

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The original Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco.

The Daily Meal's editors, contributors, and readers dig into some pretty great restaurants, festivals, and meals. There's not always enough time to give a full review of a restaurant or describe in depth why a place, its food, and the people who prepare it are noteworthy, so Snackshot of the Day does what photographs do best, rely on the image to do most of the talking.

Today's Snackshot is of a cup of Irish coffee from the Buena Vista Café in San Francisco. The Buena Vista Café is credited for being the establishment to introduce Americans to Irish coffee. San Francisco columnist Stanton Delaplane first encountered the drink in Ireland. Upon his return to America in 1952, he enlisted the help of Buena Vista owners Jack Koeppler and George Freeberg to recreate the drink. Many hours of experimentation led to perfection, and they still serve the same recipe (seen below) today.

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