Lucky Irish

Almost Famous Irish Coffee, de Vere's Irish Pub

Illustration by SERENE LUSANO

Now that it's finally chilly, a drinker's thoughts turn to toddies. Those warm, liquored-up quaffs heat your belly and your soul. Although it's not the year-round chill chaser needed in San Francisco, the Almost Famous Irish Coffee ($8) from de Vere's is available in summer and, blissfully, winter. Start with a custom coffee blend, lace it liberally with Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey and top it with freshly whipped cream. The only dilemma is when to order it. Start your day with a bit of a nip, or ward off sleepiness after dinner? 1521 L Street,