In the spirit of Schott's "Miscellany", comes "Bixology", a compilation of drink recipes, favorite snack recipes, and plenty of facts and fun information about drinks, food, literature, music, and art. Bix, the San Francisco supper club embodies all these things and this small volume will convey the spirit of the restaurant and the lifestyle of those who frequent it. Divided into three chapters, Salutations, Celebrations, Reparations; Simple Pleasures; and, Clever Rhymes and Complex Forms, readers can find out such interesting tidbits as The Ten Essential Books for Book Lovers chosen by Bix owner Doug Beiderbeck; Bix's Ten Essential Party Foods (Crab Rolls, Steak Tartare for example); and, Bix's Ten Essential Cocktails, starting with the famous Negroni (Gin, Campari, and Sweet Vermouth). Other bits of trivia include the origin of the term 'on the rocks', the sizes available for Champagne (from the small split to the gigantic salamanzar). Also found in this title is a list of Ten Essential Classic Jazz Albums.
Eve O'Neill was a hostess at Bix Restaurant for several years and is now a freelance writer living in Oakland, California. Doug Biederbeck founded Bix Restaurant in 1988. In addition, he owns several other San Francisco restaurants including Florio and MarketBar.Sheri Giblin is a San Francisco-based photographer.