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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Six: The SF-Marin Food Bank Needs 1600 Thanksgiving Turkeys, Comal's "Oaxannukah"

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Plus Bernal Heights is getting a new pizzeria, Comal does "Oaxannukah," and a cursed space in Russian Hill confronts its demon.

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Red Apron Pizza to Hit Bernal This Winter
Via Bernalwood, we have news of a forthcoming pizza place on Precita Park, Red Apron Pizza. It will be family-friendly (duh, it's Bernal), with pies both classic (margharita, spicy pork sausage) and seasonal (toasted pignoli-basil pesto, sweet corn, and parmagiano-reggiano). Oh, and there will be zeppoli. ETA January.
Red Apron Pizza, 3214 Folsom St.

Hex Bar Attacks Cursed Space Head On
When you venture to open a business in a location that has slain many predecessor businesses over the years, you might as well play it up. Hoodline reports that Hex Bar and Kitchen is opening early next month at 2080 Van Ness, which has been home to Hue L'Amour, The Heights, Tajine, Rendezvous Tapas Lounge, the House of Crawfish and Seafood, Million Thai, and others. This straight risks trolling the smug online commentariat at the first sign of trouble, but we applaud this forthright refusal to believe in fate.
Hex Bar, 2080 Van Ness Ave.

Oaxannukuh at Comal
Berkeley's Comal has hosted Passover seders for the last three years, and now it's adding two Jewish-Mexican "Oaxannuah"' dinners on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 7-8 at 6:30 p.m. Limited to 22 people each, these riffs on the Sephardic tradition include tequila-cured salmon, potato-­jalapeño latkes, and braised beef brisket with ancho chile adobo, carrots, and raisins. There is no menorah menudo or jamon de Hallel, but it still sounds tasty.
Oaxannukah at Comal, Dec. 7-8, 6:30 p.m., 2020 Shattuck, Berkeley, 510-926-6300, or comalberkeley.com.

The SF-Marin Food Bank Needs Turkeys
The travails of being homeless in San Francisco are well-documented, but hunger can be an even more invisible scourge, and the thought of people not having enough to eat on Thanksgiving Day is genuinely distressing. By Dec. 31, the SF-Marin Food Bank will provide a staggering 10 million meals, and it's asking people who aren't worried where their next dinner is coming from to consider donating a Thanksgiving turkey for families in need. The Food Bank needs 1600 birds to make sure nobody goes without, so it's running two turkey drop-off locations: one at 900 Pennsylvania Ave. in Potrero Hill (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.), and another at 75 Digital Drive in Novato (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) 
Because this nonprofit is a serious force multiplier, every dollar you donate becomes $5 of food for the hungry, online financial contributions wouldn't hurt, either. You will make a family very, very grateful next Thursday.


Motorized Picnic Table Police Chase in Australia

I'm as confused as you are by this ride-sharing, but this is worth watching. (Via Slate.)

Union Square Winter Walk Returns Nov. 27
If Black Friday sales sound horrific but you need an activity to burn off some stuffing from the day before, Winter Walk SF is coming back. Two blocks of Stockton Street off Union Square will be transformed into a pop-up winter wonderland (albeit a climatologically mild one) with carolers, a light show, food trucks from Off the Grid, Philz Coffee, a mailbox to Santa, and possibly Snoopy. It runs until New Year's Day, so you've got time, but it's back, baby! 
Winter Walk SF, Nov. 27 - Jan. 1, all day, Stockton between Geary and Ellis.


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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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