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Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Nine: Possible Lead Contamination in Healdsburg Schools, Nobu in Palo Alto

Posted By on Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM

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Plus Belcampo Meats continues to expand, and Hillary Clinton joins the anti-tipping crusade (but from a pro-labor perspective).

Belcampo Meat Heads to Jack London Square
Hot only the heels of announcing its tenancy at the Yard at Mission Rock, Eater reports that Belcampo Meat Co. is eyeing a 5,000-square-foot space at 368 Third St. in Oakland where the butchers will open a full-service restaurant and bar.

Palo Alto Likely to Get a Nobu
So says Inside Scoop, anyway. Further details are pretty scarce, but that would be pretty cool!

CUESA's Pisco Class
Isn't mezcal hogging all the attention these days? How about some pisco instead? Next Thursday, March 10, from 6-7:30 p.m., CUESA's Spring Equinox cocktail class with buddy up with Pisco Trail to teach you how to make seasonal variations on the Pisco Sour, plus a Pisco Greyhound and Pisco Punch. It's $45, plus you get some snacks. (And remember that push to make the Pisco Punch San Francisco's official cocktail?)

Healdsburg Schools Worried About Lead Contamination
Via KTVU, Elementary schools in Healdsburg are switching to bottled water after a test revealed high levels of lead. (A subsequent test revealed safe levels, but the district is replacing the pipes this summer.)

La Parrilla Grill Is Slated to Disappear
I'm not sure that "gentrifying" a building is a synonym for razing it and building a new one, but SockeSite's point stands: Go to La Parrilla Grill on Folsom and 24th streets soon, because it's about to get torn down. I've always liked that place, and not just because the name translates to The Grill Grill.

In-N-Out Ditching Meat From Animals Farmed With Antibiotics
Reuters reports that In-N-Out will follow Chipotle, Panera Bread, and Shake Shack, forgoing the use of beef raised with routine antibiotics. The chain may simply be getting ahead of California law, however, because of Jan. 1, 2018, the state will implement restrictions on the industrialized animal husbandry with the hope of delaying the inevitable antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill us all.

To Avoid a Peanut Allergy, Feed Your Children Peanuts Early in Life
So says Salon, by way of a British study that determined "early introduction would be better off than avoidance" when it comes to thwarting peanut allergies.

Eat Like Dwayne Johnson for a Month
A 37-year-old guy named Mark Webster wanted to emulate The Rock, and FiveThirtyEight detailed the laborious procedure that is a 30-day diet of 3,550 calories in seven meals. "'It’s a trade-off,' said Webster, presumably between mouthfuls of Atlantic fish. 'Apparently The Rock hasn’t eaten candy since 1989.'"

Hillary Clinton Hates Tipping, Too
At a rally in Manhattan, Hillary Clinton — who has elsewhere called for raising the minimum wage — advocated the abolition of the tipped minimum wage. According to AM New York, she said, "We are the only industrialized country in the world that requires tipped workers to take their income in tips instead of wages."

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Peter Lawrence Kane

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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