According to a press release sent to the Appeal, Appeal BFF/SFist editor Brock Keeling will be “guest bartending” at “French fine-dining restaurant with Californian accents” Jardinere from 6-8 PM tonight (Thursday).

If the release is to be believed, Keeling “will be serving up a drink that we’re calling ‘Brock 2010’. This cocktail is a 20th Century rendition of vodka, lillet, lemon and white crème de cocoa. Brock 2010 will cost $9.00.”

Attempts to reach Keeling to get a better understanding of the situation (What are his qualifications? Why does this come up when I do an google image search using his name? Do we have to tip since he’s just a “guest”? Is the Brock 2010 our only drink option? Can I borrow $9?) were not responded to by publication time.

Photo: Beth Spotswood

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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