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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday Nine: Jason Fox's Medieval Pop-Up, B Restaurant's Oyster Bash

Posted By on Wed, May 18, 2016 at 1:30 PM

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Plus Alamo Drafthouse brings nine guest bartenders together next Monday to screen a film about tramps riding the rails, and Chicago's Willis Tower has a Ferris Bueller-themed food cart.

A Medieval Pop-Up With Jason Fox (and Friends)
The Serving Wenches at Medieval Times can serve you Pastry of the Castle in the Torture Chamber, but Jason Fox of Oro and Commonwealth would like to throw a medieval dinner party that doesn't require a royal taster to make sure the food hasn't been poisoned. On July 9, Fox will serve a three-course, $249 pop-up at a Victorian home at 1550 Fell Street, with dishes like capons in aspic, hen and bacon pasties, and kid and pea pottage. The vocal ensemble Cut Circle will perform 15th-century music, as well.

Pop-Up-Turned-Brick-and-Mortar Sous Beurre Kitchen Has Closed
Eater reported that Sous Beurre Kitchen (2862 24th St.) closed for good last Saturday after a year-long run coexisting with Sugarlump Coffee Lounge, where it originated several years earlier as a periodic pop-up. Chef Michael Mauschbaugh had experimented with a no-gratuity policy for awhile as well. Further, long-time Sugarlump owners Jill Rosenthal and Martin Rapalski sold the business in mid-April.

Amazon Is Doing Stuff
The Business Times reports that Amazon, after expanding on its delivery service Amazon Fresh, will open a second grocery store location in San Carlos where people can pick up the things they've bought online. (The first one is in Sunnyvale.) Additionally, Amazon will expand its own product lines to cover groceries, including "perishable items such as coffee, tea, spices, and baby food, as well as non-perishables like diapers and detergent." The Everything Store, indeed.

Big Rock Candy Mountain Brings Nine Guest Bartenders to Alamo Drafthouse 
Next Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse (2550 Mission) will screen the 1973 film Emperor of the North, Robert Aldrich's film about Depression-era railroad hobos. Taking a page from the O Brother, Where Art Thou? song "Big Rock Candy Mountain," the theater is turning it into a fundraiser for Coleman Advocates, which helps low-income students pay for college. To do so, they'll bring together eight guest bartenders, plus one in-house all-star: 

Nora Furst (Uma Casa, Horsefeather)
Kevin Dowell (86 Company)
Karri Cormican (Wildhawk)
Nicolas Torres (Lazy Bear, Hideout)
Jayson Wilde (Bottle & Barlow)
California Gold (Berreta)
Ethan Terry (Bon Vivants)
Matt Gripp (Blackbird)
Isaac Shumway (Bear Vs. Bull)

B Restaurant's Oyster Bash is Saturday
Did you miss Oysterfest a couple weeks ago? (If so, sorry; Chromeo was great.) You have a chance to do it over again — well, the oyster part, anyway — at B Restaurant's fifth annual Oyster Bash on Saturday, May 21, from 1-4 p.m. For $45, you get all-you-can-eat oysters, and for $75, there's an open bar thrown featuring Tiger Beer, Speak Easy, and Golden Road. The shucking contest starts promptly at 2:00, and the first 20 contenders to sign up win a chance at all-you-can-eat oysters for a year. 

Oakland Landlord Might Evict Nigerian Restaurant Miliki to Build a Beer Hall
Eater has the report, which gives a fair hearing to both sides.

The Abe Froman Sausage King of Chicago Food Cart Is Happening

The Willis Tower — formerly the Sears Tower — will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller's Day Off with the Abe Froman Sausage King of Chicago Food Cart, which will be open outside the skyscraper every other Friday from noon to 2 p.m., from May 20-Aug. 26. (It's actually Hubby's Dog House, temporarily transformed, but don't criticize it or they'll have to get snooty.)

Monsanto's Roundup is Toxic to Humans and Other Living Things
But you knew that, right? Here's more proof, via The Intercept: "Independent scientists have been reporting since at least 1991 that pesticides containing glyphosate along with other ingredients were more dangerous than glyphosate on its own."

There Is Simply Too Much Cheese

According to the Wall Street Journal (warning: paywall) a strong dollar has caused a steep drop in U.S. cheese exports, and created a cheese glut of such proportions that every American must eat three pounds of cheese to make it go away. Um, is that bad?

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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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