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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday Twelve: The Most WTF Passage in the Coqueta Lawsuit

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Plus Itani Ramen throws a pre-opening weekend pop-up series, tasting Donald Trump's vodka, and salmon season is in big trouble.

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The Most WTF Passage from the Coqueta Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
And it doesn't even contain any bad words or anything.

CUESA Talks to Jonathan Gold
Food critic Jonathan Gold and director Laura Gabbart will sit down on Saturday, March 26 from noon to 1 p.m. at the CUESA Classroom tent in front of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with the Chronicle's Jonathan Kauffman to talk about their film City of Gold (which opens the day before). The talk and the Q&A that follows will continue the documentary's look at the state of ethnic cooking in Los Angeles and at America at-large, with wit and insights from the Pulitzer winner. Seating is closed, but you have until Sunday, March 20 to win tickets through CUESA's Facebook page.

Itani Ramen Pops Up on Four Weekends Prior to Its Grand Opening
Everyone's excited for Itani Ramen in Oakland (1736 Telegraph), but the launch date got pushed back. According to Eater, the restaurant-to-be is compensating by throwing four Saturday-and-Sunday-night pop-ups beginning this weekend, with five pieces of gyoza for $7.50, and a shoyu ramen and vegetarian miso ramen for $14 each.

Tender Loving Food Serving Burmese in the T.L.
The S.F. outpost of Oakland's Grocery Cafe, Tender Loving Food, has opened in the Tenderloin at 393 Eddy, according to Hoodline. And look at this menu: a ginger salad for $6, oxtail kabucha for $9, and oho-no-kauk-swe (a coconut-chicken soup) for $7.

Sophia Uong Takes Over Calavera
According to Eater, Christian Irabien has left Oakland's Calavera for Hayes Valley's Cala, and veteran chef Sophia Uong has taken over the kitchen.

St. Vincent to Become Barzotto, a Pasta Restaurant
The space at 1270 Valencia Street that used to be David Lynch's restaurant-wine-bar-and-later-event-space St. Vincent will become Barzotto, according to Inside Scoop. Michelle Minori (of Ne Timease Restaurant Group) will lead the kitchen, putting out a pasta-heavy menu.

Desperately Seeking Asparagus in the Duboce Triangle?
You're in luck: Hoodline notes that the Castro Farmers Market returns this Wednesday and every Wednesday thereafter until mid-December, from 4-8 p.m.

Salmon Season Endangered
The Chronicle says that warm waters have caused salmon stocks to fall by half over recent years, and fishermen can look forward to a highly regulated season once things open in May. It's little better on that other coast, as Salon spells out how farmed Atlantic salmon have effectively eliminated wild salmon in the gene pool.

Want to Watch a Potato Get Skinned Alive?

The trailer for Sausage Party, the upcoming Seth Rogen-Kristin Wiig-Jonah Hill-Bill Hader movie, is like whoa.

Pittsburgh Foodies Are Super-Cool
You know that friend who's always like, "Rent sucks, we should move to Detroit"? Apparently, you should move to Pittsburgh. The 62nd-largest city in the U.S. is such a foodie mecca that according to the New York Times, it lured away a Manresa cook. (And it's hilly as hell, too.)

Munchies Tried Donald Trump's Vodka
Some dudes tracked down a bottle of T, Donald Trump's defunct vodka brand, which is now going for $380 a pop as a collector's item of sorts. The verdict? "It tastes awful — needs a lot of tonic and lime," one said. Trump, by the way, is a teetotaler.

Tully Monsters are Basically Just Fish.
They're vertebrates, and according to Motherboard, they're related to lampreys. Even though the scientific name Tullimonstrum gregarium is badass, it's kind of disappointing to know they're not aliens like that ghost octopus.

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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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