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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday Ten: Amazon Prime Launches Free Restaurant Delivery in S.F.

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 at 10:15 AM

click to enlarge The ribeye at Original Joe's of Westlake. - CHRIS ROBERTS
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  • The ribeye at Original Joe's of Westlake.
Plus CUESA's Summer Celebration tickets go on sale today, we're getting a tasty-sounding mac 'n' cheese restaurant with a dubious name, and Sam Wo reinstalls its iconic sign tomorrow night.

Amazon Prime Launches Free Restaurant Delivery in S.F.
The Everything Store has launched Prime Now restaurant delivery across 33 ZIP Codes, with 115 participating restaurants. The standalone app is free (with a $99 annual membership) and you can order everything from Burmese Kitchen to Udupi Palace to the Monk's Kettle. Although Eater's Ellen Fort is disappointed that delivery comes via humans and not drones, she rightly observes that Prime's no-markup model is a shot against the bow at services such as Caviar, which tack on fees.

CUESA's Summer Celebration is June 12
The foodie nonprofit that can do no wrong will throw a party on Sunday, June 12 from 6-9 p.m., to honor 40 restaurants plus another 20 bars and wineries. The Summer Celebration's emphasis is on berries, stone fruit, leaves and flowers, alliums (that is, onion and garlic), and the cucurbits (mostly cucumbers and melons, because the rest won't have ripened yet). Tickets — $120 for now, and later $140, of which $85 is tax-deductible — go on sale today, and the list of participants is sure to excite you: Boccalone, Cockscomb, Miette, St. George Spirits, Blue Bottle Coffee, and dozens more.

Mac Daddy to Open in Dat Spot Space
Replacing one terribly named venue with another, the tiny space at 1453 18th Street in Potrero Hill will soon become Mac Daddy, a restaurant that serves — you guessed it — a dozen different mac 'n' cheeses. Chef Brandon Peacock's menu of truffle mac, pesto mac, "smokin' mac" (with bacon), and carbonara mac sounds pretty good. (No further Sir Mix-a-Lot references have been announced.) Hopefully it will last longer than Dat Spot, which barely lasted five months in what was Chez Maman before that, and which I genuinely miss

Laszlo Reopens May 12...

The Foreign Cinema-adjacent Laszlo (2526 Mission) reopens mid-May with a new film-inspired cocktail list including lots of low-ABV drinks, a "pulpit-like platform" for DJs to preach from, and a new menu of bar nibbles. You can still order Foreign Cinema's full menu during dinner and weekend brunch, too.

...As Does Presidio Twilight

As Off the Grid's Presidio Picnic happens on Sundays, so does Presidio Twilight take place on Thursday evenings from 5-9 p.m., with live music, cabanas, and fire pits to keep you warm as you gorge on Mozzeria, Johnny Doughnuts, Korean Bobcha, and dozens of other food vendors.

Anthony Bourdain's Hunger Tour Hits S.F. This Fall
Tickets don't go on sale until May 20, but Inside Scoop has a teaser: Bourdain is coming to the War Memorial on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Sam Wo's Will Reinstall Its Sign Tomorrow

We're in a renaissance of neon and gaudy mid-century signage, and Hoodline reports that Sam Wo (713 Clay) is in on it. The Chinatown restaurant will re-install its sign Wednesday evening, expand its weekend hours, and sell beer and wine on a conditional use permit.

Four Barrel Appears to Be Opening in the Sunset
Just after Ritual opened in the Haight, Hoodline notices that Four Barrel Coffee has undertaken work at the industrial-barn-like space at 1226 Ninth Avenue in the Sunset.

Genova Deli Closing After 90 Years
The Merc reported that the 90-year-old North Oakland location of Genova Deli will close April 30, although the Napa location and both Walnut Creek locations will stay open.

Manhattan Has a Mustard Store
It's a flagship, too. Lord.

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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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