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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Wednesday Seven: Celebrate Negroni Week; Jose Cuervo's agave surfboard

Posted By on Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 12:19 PM

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Plus the Curry family continues to put all other couples to shame while Elon Musk guides the future of space travel and eating vegan.

Celebrate Negroni Week *tonight* at Holy Mountain
The Negroni has long since deserved its own week (it’s rumored to have just barely missed making it into the Constitution), so we’re grateful that local bartenders Nora Furst of Horsefeather, Nicolas Torres from Lazy Bear, Kevin Dowell from the 86 Company, and Troy Bayless of the host bar Holy Mountain (680 Valencia) will be working together tonight to whip up summer-appropriate cocktails for the thirsty masses.

Kitchen Story Giveaway

The Castro’s own Kitchen Story (3499 16th St.) is running an Instagram promotion that could land the winner with a dinner for 5 at the restaurant, a bunch of gifts, and a VIP card that allows brunch time line jumping, which — frankly — every restaurant should sell. Enter by following @KitchenstorySF on Instagram, post a pic of yourself with a friend, and tag @KitchenStorySF, #KitchenStorySF and #TryCaviarSF. If you win, maybe remember your hungry yet delightful friends at SF Weekly who told you about it in the first place...

Ayesha Curry collabs with Michael Mina at the Mina Test Kitchen
Recent supporters of this venture include her husband, who we hear is quite skilled at the basketball, and a fellow from Toronto called Drake, who once starred in a Canadian teenage TV show.

Elon Musk uses a vegan caterer for his event
He can land rockets, and he make the world’s most powerful people eat progressive food. Musk had Impossible Foods cater the recent Code Conference, their meatless burgers reportedly tasting indistinguishable from the real thing, just with a hint less despair. Apparently after Momofuku restaurant mogul David Chang tried the food he remarked, “I have tasted the future, and it was vegan.”

There’s now a surfboard made out of 100% agave
Jose Cuervo partnered with a long time surfboard shaper to see if making a board out of 100% agave - like their Tradicional Tequila, if you’re not catching the connection - including the resin used to seal the body. It has never been done before, but the accomplishment showcases just how versatile the agave plant is, though just like hemp, it’s not recommend to surf after consuming its more well known byproduct.

The K+O Kitchen pop up goes permanent
K+O Kitchen was a pop up kitchen serving Alchemist (679 3rd St.) and Woodbury bars (685 3rd St.) near AT&T Park and because it turns out people like to eat while they drink, K+O has decided to stay permanently serving both drinking holes. While they have no physical space of their own, their menu will be available at both bars. Fully loaded tots are never, ever a bad thing.

Gaspar Introduces Bubbles & Rocks special
That’s champagne and oysters for those of you who aren’t up to date on your aphrodisiac slang. The downtown restaurant at 185 Sutter Street is known for its French fare has started up a summer happy hour special of $26 for Moet & Chandon champagne with a dozen oysters.
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