Check out the walls at Gordon's House of Fine Eats. The restaurant features artwork by the employees of the SFMOMA, and those museum rats have been busy. So that cool wing above the bar may have flown on, but something even edgier has taken its place.
The Pour Boys theater company, which features some of this city's finest bartenders on its roster, is just wrapping up its latest show this weekend at the Jean Shelton Theater. The play is titled The Voice of the Prairie and chronicles how the advent of radio changed the shape of America's outback... In another theatrical tie-in, the restaurant industry receives a sound thrashing in the send-up Fully Committed. This one-man show, based on the basement toilings of reservationist-turned-star-of-Rent Mark Setlock and playwright Becky Mode, is at the Theatre on the Square through July. Harry hasn't seen it yet (maybe they should have a midnight show for restaurant workers), but the buzz from New York is big. The Zagats and Drew Nieporent have all fought for the best seats at a show about how difficult -- and important -- it is to get a good seat.
In November Donna Scala ended her relationship with the Kimpton Group and returned to her Napa projects, taking her longtime cohort, chef Staffan Terje, with her. Well, it's nothing personal, but Chef Terje is back on the Scala's Bistro line at the Kimpton-run Sir Francis Drake Hotel. I guess someone showed him the money....