Why everyone still loves the Golden Gate Bridge is no secret: the architectural treasure of San Francisco was thought to be an impossible feat 75 years ago. Today, San Franciscans are toasting the bridge from the city's best restaurants and bars. While the biggest celebrations happened this past weekend, some eateries still have Golden Gate Bridge specials throughout the summer. Our favorites:
Greens Restaurant celebrated the event May 27 with a prix-fixe dinner, but latecomers can still grab the Golden Gate Bridge short bread cookie at its Greens to Go counter. Another bakery getting in on the fun? Susie Cakes' amazing Golden Gate Bridge limited-edition cookies and cakes. Head to the Marina district to grab an iconic cookie for $3, or a cake for $100. At the SF MOMA, the coffee bar will be serving bridge-themed desserts throughout the summer.
It's all about the cocktails for bridge admirers. Scoma's Restaurant serves its tribute to the bridge in a commemorative glass, sold for $14. In addition to its SF-themed seafood menu, Presidio Social Club will be serving the "Golden Gate Bridge 2" Cocktail, a blend of gin, lemon juice, falernum, and crème de cacao. Michael Mina will serve its take on the French 75 with its own Golden Gate 75 — gin, rasberry gomme, egg whites, and Aperol. Our favorite, the Morning Fog, is a mix of smoked vodka, fig marmalade, and sparkling wine. And at the St. Regis, the Morrow’s Aim (named after the bridge's architect) uses San Francisco vodka and apricot liqueur for a sweet drink.
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