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Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Eight: Telegraph Hill Honors a Water Fountain With a Party

Posted By on Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM

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Plus The Modernist, an extremely expensive social club, opens this month, while Lafayette Coffee Shop has to move.

There's a Party On Telegraph Hill for a Water Fountain Tomorrow
If you're free after swinging by the World Naked Bike Ride, check out this party in honor of a restored Art Deco water fountain near Coit Tower. Hoodline reports that it's actually a big deal.

We're Getting Another Fancy Social Club
There's room in this town for more than just The Battery, it seems. Hoodline reports that The Modernist is scheduled to open later this month at 139 Steuart, catering to people who like food and drink. It'll cost between $2,400-$50,000 to join, though. It seems pretentious and derivative right out of the gate, deploying phraseologies like this zen koan masterpiece of foodie nonsense: "cocktail tasting progression with fine dining bites accompaniment." 

1300 on Fillmore Hits SFO Next January
Eater reports that David Lawrence's famed 1300 on Fillmore will open an airport outpost serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sometime early next year.

Lafayette Coffee Shop Has to Move
The landlord gave the Lafayette Coffee Shop at 250 Hyde the boot, and now the 60-year-old greasy-spoon with the uber-grandpa menu (roast turkey!) has to find a new home. According to Hoodline, prospects are good, and the owners promise to hang on to the retro decor.

Donald Trump Boycotts Oreos
Boycotts are a lazy form of activism. Racist rhetoric is deplorable. But Donald Trump's showy boycott against Oreos because Nabisco closed a Chicago factory and moved 600 jobs to Mexico isn't entirely terrible, right?

Chicago Hot Dog Restaurant Trolls Trump Masterfully
If serving a three-inch "foot-long" weren't funny enough, the Twitter account for notoriously gruff and surly Chicago hot dog-atorium The Wiener's Circle is even better: "We shit class over here, my dear."

The Eagle Tavern, One of Many
S.F.'s Eagle Tavern isn't formally affiliated with any other leather bars by that name, of which there are many. There used to be more — 59, to be exact — and someone tracked them all down in this photo-studded list. (It's safe for work!) Fun fact: The Amsterdam Eagle is in the city's oldest building, dating to 1485.

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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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