The Kerouac, Naked Lounge
Jack Kerouac’s spontaneous, unedited writing is a bit long-winded for my taste. However, I do love the Kerouac drink at the recently remodeled Naked Lounge that still features plenty of nude portraits. Anyway, the Kerouac ($5.50) is four shots of espresso shaken like a cocktail with ice, condensed milk and cream. Poured into a conical tumbler and garnished with a couple coffee beans, the drink features a fizzy top layer and so much caffeine that I can hear the blood running through my veins. 1500 Q Street, (916) 442-0174.