Super Duper Day is Monday, April 25
— With Breakfast!
And it put all those fake food holidays like National Canapé Served in a Nori Cone Sponsored by the Nori Cone Council to shame. For the fifth go round of Super Duper Day
, four Downtown S.F. locations will start things off with free mini-breakfasts (an egg sandwich with cheddar, a house-made glazed mini-donut, and a small Four Barrel Coffee) for the first 100 people at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, the other six Super Dupers (which include two in S.F. and four more across the Bay Area) will do their usual burger giveaway, also for the first 100 peeps, beginning at 3 p.m.
It's Pop-Up Season
Like decorative gourd season, it gets people frisky. Eater's Stephanie Tuder compliled a list of seven pop-ups
happening in the next few weeks, including this "unusual" one that has a unicorn on the event page
is Chef Ross Rosenzweig's $196, four-course mystery event in Oakland (with five seatings over four nights, April 19-22) at a garden location revealed to ticket-holders at T-minus 5 hours. The coy description involves a lot of alliterative phrases, such that all you really know is that it's "a magical secret setting replete with delightful Gnomes, egocentric Unicorns, and mischevious Sprites for those brave enough to attend."
It's Taken Six Years to Replace a Grocery Store With a Grocery Store
I remember the mildly surreal rows of empty shelves during the last days of DeLano's at 1245 South Van Ness before it closed in 2010. According to Socketsite, Grocery Outlet
really wants to go in, but as a formula retailer, requires a conditional use hearing (scheduled for April 28). Fair enough, but that does mean that people in the Mission have been without a regular-folks grocery store between the Safeway on 30th and the Safeway on Potrero and 16th for a very long time.
Starbelly's Picnic Series Returns
It leads off with the Whole Pig Patio Picnic
on Tuesday, May 3 ($45) with one per month through August. Starbelly
(3583 16th St.) will roast a Devils Gulch Ranch piglet with tons of sides (from farro with fava beans to cherry apricot cobbler). And, of course, craft beer: three local brews for $9.
Nightly Oyster Hour at The Advocate in Berkeley
Is anything in life more upsetting than short happy hours? (Seriously: anything?) Buddying up with Hog Island
, Chef Joseph Humphrey of The Advocate
(2635 Ashby Ave. in Berkeley) has decided to put together an Oyster Hour that lasts a lot longer than an 60 minutes. All day Mondays, Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 and every evening from 8:30 to close, Hog Island Sweetwater Oysters will be $1.50 (served either on the half-shell or roasted with butter and breadcrumbs.) A porchetta sandwich, a wood-grilled burger, and some drink specials will also be available. Legit!
Wines of Corsica
How much do you know about viticulture on the island of Napoleon's birth? If you're curious about this relatively obscure French winemaking region, check out BEING
, a "collaborative wine & art experience" at Alter Space (1158 Howard) on Monday, April 18 from 6-9 p.m. It's only $35 to attend, and 11 Corsican winemakers will be there, set against photography and video of the island.
Plus Starbelly's Picnic Series comes back May 3 with a pig roast, and The Advocate has an "Oyster Hour" that plays fast-and-loose with the concept of an hour (in a good way).