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Friday, October 23, 2015

Friday Eight: Forkchops, a Tiki Bar, and The Market Releases an IPA

Posted By on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 4:20 PM

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Inside: some deets on Sam Ho, what's happening to Zeke's, the time Dick Cheney got mad at Donald Rumsfeld, and more.

SATURDAY: A Dinner for Refugees
The space that used to be 903 Restaurant in Bernal Heights is hosting a one-night, two-seating pop-up dinner called Squash tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 24) for the International Rescue Committee. It's $60 per person for five courses, with an optional $30 for a four-course wine pairing. According to Bernalwood, all proceeds benefit refugees fleeing geopolitical conflict. There's going to be warm bread salad, pumpkin arepas, roasted pork loin, and more.
Squash, Saturday, Oct. 24, 5:30 and 8 p.m., 903 Cortland Ave, 415-678-5759.

We're Getting a Tiki Bar
According to Hoodline, Future Bars' Rickhouse is getting one of two things: an adjacent tiki bar, or a tiki bar space within the existing bar. This is just spectacular.

click to enlarge The Market IPA - THE MARKET
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Sam Wo 2.0
Are you excited about the new Sam Wo? So am I. So is Eater, whose Stefanie Tudor learned that there's no liquor license just yet.

Zeke's Will Become Local Tap

SoMa dive Zeks's Diamond Bar is going to become something decidedly less colorfully named. Local Tap, as Hoodline caught, is a project of Paul Cardinale (MoMo's, Pete’s Tavern, Pedro's Cantina) and will have an entirely new menu. I'm sure it'll have it's strong points but that is seriously the most boring name I have ever heard. 

The Market Has an IPA
Bon Marche isn't the only occupant of Market Square that's rolling out beer. Upscale grocery The Market has partnered with Marin Brewing Company to produce The Market IPA, a grapefruit-heavy beer made with mosaic and chinook hops.

The invaluable SF Citizen caught sight of several colorful sets of forkchops at the Japanese Tea Garden. Cool!

Vegan Overdrive
The New York Times has this profile on vegan blog Thug Kitchen, and while virtually any NYT article about California culture is going to miss its mark by a mile, this one is notable for the tendency to fall all over itself talking about how punk these vegans are: "Thug Kitchen inhabits a middle ground between the punk and post-punk vegans and the more glamorous vegan culture that’s sprouting on both coasts."

Donald Rumsfeld, Caf-fiend
Mental Floss unearthed an exasperated 1975 memo on White House stationery in which a young staffer named Dick Cheney expresses dismay over then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's excessive coffee consumption. His nine-member office was sucking back $100 worth a month. Given the era, it was probably Sanka with non-dairy creamer and Sweet 'N' Low, too.

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Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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