GOURMET, "Stirrin' it up!" Oct. '06.


GOURMET, "Stirrin' it up!" Oct. '06.
"Where do you go for the best drinks in San Francisco?...Head up to the Orbit Room...where you find San Francisco native Alberta Straub mixing up magnificent concoctions several nights a week...She uses fresh produce and homemade ingredients.Once she has sussed out your tastes, sit back relax and the enjoy the show: glasses, shakers, bottles, pitchers, spoons, soda siphons, knives, and muddlers fly...you’ll be rewarded with a pint glass of pleasure..." - James Rodewald, Drinks Editor

S.F.WEEKLY,


S.F.WEEKLY,
Alberta was designated the City's Best Bartender and “As Alice Waters is to a bushel of organic produce, the Orbit Room's quirky Alberta Straub is to a shelf of top-notch booze...Not only does she use her very own homemade brandied cherries, tarragon and lemongrass infused vodkas, old-fashioned glass seltzer bottles, and specially sifted salts (to rim one of the finest Bloody Marys in town), but she also employs her improvisational skills to help her devise astounding concoctions.”

EAT.SHOP.SAN FRANCISCO: Guide to the Most Interesting Eating and Drinking in S.F.


EAT.SHOP.SAN FRANCISCO: Guide to the Most Interesting Eating and Drinking in S.F.
Visit the Orbit Room, “The Alice Waters of Booze” works here. Bottom line, “Alberta is making the most good-god- these-are-amazing drinks in the universe“ - Kaie Wellmen

7x7 INSIDER GUIDE, “The Cocktail Cognoscenti,” Winter ‘07.


7x7 INSIDER GUIDE, “The Cocktail Cognoscenti,” Winter ‘07.
“Alberta Straub, the embodiment of all things unique, innovative and sassy in the world of cocktails.”

IMBIBE, “The Hostess With the Mostess,” Nov/Dec ’06.


IMBIBE, “The Hostess With the Mostess,” Nov/Dec ’06.
Regulars (go to) the Art Deco themed bar for one reason, they go to see Straub. “I don’t think of myself as a bartender, but rather a Flighty Hostess who loves to provide extra-care service for my guests.”

S.F. CHRONICLE “Raising the Bar:” The Alice Waters of Brings Humor, Fresh Concoctions, & Attitude to the Job. Feb ’05.


S.F. CHRONICLE “Raising the Bar:” The Alice Waters of Brings Humor, Fresh Concoctions, & Attitude to the Job. Feb ’05.
“The term bartender doesn't do her justice. Cocktail innovator, aperitif artist, mixologist...these come closer to the truth." ...“once you’ve had Alberta’s drinks its hard to have anyone else’s.”

ESQUIRE, “Best Bars in America,” June ’06.


ESQUIRE, “Best Bars in America,” June ’06.
“The Marvelous Alberta at the Orbit Room”...is one of the top talents in town. - David Wondrich