The annual Russian Festival has hit San Francisco this weekend. My friends Andrey and Irina, both of whom are Russian, are working the festival on behalf of Russian Connections, a travel agency where Andrey works with Irina's mom. Not one to miss a party, I joined Irina and Andrey last night, along with a gaggle of our other friends, for opening night of the festival. Food, music and Russian tchotchkes were enjoyed by all. Oh, and of course there were flavored vodka shots. The chocolate vodka was my personal favorite. The festival continues all weekend, if you're interested, and I imagine there is some chocolate vodka left.