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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Six: Gaylord Fails to Pay Rentboy, Belga's Sausage Fest

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM

click to enlarge Belga - DECLAN MCKERR
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Plus Umami Mart's Japan Beer Fest, Nojo returns as Nojo Ramen Tavern, and the Ice Cream Bar has a birthday.

Beer Week Sausage Fest at Belga
You now have plans to get drunk next Monday. Belga, the spectacular Belgian-German brasserie with the outstanding beer list, is tackling Beer Week with four brand-new $10 sausages (plus the classics), lots of beer on draft and in bottles, and a Bro Board of "eight sausages, served naked." Bras and bros and bratwurst? It's a bromance for sure.
Sausage Fest, Monday, Jan. 25, 5-9 p.m., at Belga, 2000 Union, 415-872-7350,

Bitch, Please: Total Gaylord Won't Pay Up
Gaylord Indian Restaurant got slapped with a three-day notice to pay back rent or get the hell out of Embarcadero One. According to Hoodline, it looks like this is for good, and according to some recent Yelp reviews, this Gaylord sure did have a terrible New Year's Eve party. Move out, don't mess around. Move out, you bring me down. 

Umami Mart's Japan Beer Fest is Sunday at the Trappist
The wonderful Old Oakland Japanese design and kitchenware shop Umami Mart will celebrate its third annual Japan Beer Fest right around the corner at the Trappist, with 30 Japanese craft beers on tap and in bottles (including infrequently encountered ones like Shiga Kogen Miyama Blonde and Yoho Aooni IPA). There will be a "creamer faucet" (a self-foaming jockey box) attached to the Asahi keg. If you get hungry, there will be food from Ramen Shop, too.
Umami Mart's Third Annual Japan Beer Fest, Sunday, Jan. 24, noon-4p.m., at The Trappist, 460 Eighth St., Oakland,

Gaspar Brasserie Rolls Out New Menu

According to Inside Scoop, the delightfully upscale Union Square restaurant Gaspar Brasserie now that Adam Nichol has taken over from Chris Jones. It's full of French classics like escargots, a croque monsieur,and Quiche Loraine, but also a lot of seafood. There's a bay octopus and Monterey squid escabeche that sounds pretty rad, plus a monkfish-and-shellfish bourride. Don't miss the happy hour, which hereafter shall now be referred to as "Social Time."
Gaspar Brasserie, 185 Sutter, 415-576-8800 or 

Hello, Nojo Ramen Tavern
On-again, off-again Franklin Street ramen restaurant Nojo has reopened once again. According to Hoodline, it's now called Nojo Ramen Tavern and it's emphasizing a relative rarity: chicken (not pork) ramen. Intriguing.
Nojo Ramen Tavern, 231 Franklin, 415-896-4587 or

Ice Cream Bar Turns Four
Cole Valley's The Ice Cream Bar — which is supposed to open a second location in the Castro sometime soon — turns four tomorrow, Jan. 21, and will celebrate with $1 off all fountain drinks, including the New Orleans-style "remedies." Additionally, ICB will celebrate Valentine's Day with new specials, including a red velvet cake ice cream made with cream cheese, and a Baked Alaska.
The Ice Cream Bar, 815 Cole, 415-7424932 or 

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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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