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Best of the Bay 2013: BEST ZAP IN A GLASS

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One of the most amazing recent dishes to smack the local foodie scene upside the head: Mission Chinese Food's Chongqing chicken wings, the little crispy limbs buried in so many "explosive" chili peppers that one bite actually numbs your entire mouth. It's the weirdest, most viscerally addictive experience on our menus. But what if we told you it was also available in cocktail form? Wow and ouch! The Alembic's Nine Volt leapt onto the ever-innovative Haight Street bar's summer cocktail menu this year (crafted by bar manager Danny Louie) and zapped us to attention. Read more »

Upper highs, Valley loves

Appetite: Jerk-spiced duck hearts, kambocha squash spaetzle, mango curry -- the best of Upper Haight and Cole Valley

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