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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Tuesday Eight: Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Space to Host Pop-Up Series

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click to enlarge Rice pudding with mango ice cream at Cafe Colma, inside the Lucky Chances Casino in Daly City. (It's good.) - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
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  • Rice pudding with mango ice cream at Cafe Colma, inside the Lucky Chances Casino in Daly City. (It's good.)
Happy National Bourbon Day!

Below, the World's 50 Best Restaurants acknowledged Saison and Dominique Crenn, this Saturday is Beer Camp Across America, and The Cinch throws a beer bust fundraiser for victims of the shooting at Pulse in Orlando.

Saison Is the 27th Best Restaurant in the World, Dominique Crenn the Best Female Chef
No other eateries from the western coast of North America even got a nod in the World's 50 Best Restaurants, announced last night — not even Atelier Crenn, which is curious considering that Dominique Crenn won Best Female Chef. (Eleven Madison Park, at third place, was the Western Hemisphere's best showing. Modena Italy's Osteria Franciscana edged out last year's winner El Celler de Can Roca) Heartfelt congratulations to Crenn and to Saison's Josh Skenes, but ugh with these purpose-free, condescending, and hideously anachronistic gendered categories already. Also, the whole thing is arguably an exercise in wet, sloppy air-kisses among a rarefied global elite, a forum for people to bestow awards on one another. Eater pointed out that The Restaurant at Meadowood (ranked at no. 67) took to Instagram to needle the judges by reveling in some of the ways in which its staff is 67th best in the world.

Roosevelt Tamale Parlor Space to Host Pop-Up Series
David Nayfeld and Angela Pinkerton — who met at Eleven Madison Park and who will shortly open a restaurant on Divisadero Street called Chef Fico — will first host a pop-up series called Mission D&A inside the former Roosevelt Tamale Parlor (2817 24th St.) The format will rotate every two or three weeks, starting with Mama Galina's, a tribute to Nayfeld's Russian-Jewish heritage that begins on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. (Tickets are $75)

Drink Sierra Nevada's "Guildy By Association" at Beer Camp Across America This Saturday 

The San Francisco Brewers Guild, Sierra Nevada, and 125 other breweries (mostly but not exclusively Californian) are teaming up for Beer Camp Across America, this Saturday, June 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Each of Sierra Nevada's six Beer Camp collaboration beers will be on tap (including one with Magnolia and Faction Brewing Co.) plus a seventh called Guildy By Association, a low-ABC saison made with an experimental hop from Washington. Tickets ($50-$70) include a commemorative glass and live music from Cracker, and there'll be food truck noshes for purchase.

The Cinch Staging a Fundraiser for Victims of the Orlando Mass Murder
As part of a crowdfunding effort to raise $5 million for victims of the weekend's mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando, Fla., The Cinch (1723 Polk St.) will hold a beer bust and drag show, proceeds of which will go to the Support Victims of Pulse GoFundMe page. The LGBT community is reeling two days after the worst shooting in U.S. history, so this might be bittersweet at times, but it'll certainly be a party. Head on up to Polk Gulch this Saturday from 4-8 p.m.

The Kebabery to Head Into the Salsipuedes Space
Inside Scoop reports that Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain of Camino will turn the former Salsipuedes at 4201 Market Street in Oakland and turning it into The Kebabery, a full-time version of Camino's Kebab Mondays, only more casual. Look for falafel and Middle Eastern salads, and a fall opening.

SPARK Social SF, SoMa StrEat Food's Mission Bay Cousin, Opens June 25
The Mission Bay follow-up to SoMa StrEat Food, SPARK Social SF (601 Mission Bay Boulevard North), will open Saturday, June 25 with eight food trucks, a bar-and-coffee-shop, and four fire pits. Inside Scoop reports that you'll be able to buy materials for making your own s'mores, too. It's been a long time coming, as the location near AT&T Park was initially scheduled to open in time with baseball season, but hey, that's how it goes.

Smitten Debuting Boozy Ice Creams
First up in Smitten Ice Cream's new rotating boozy ice cream series is Whiskey Chip, which will be available at each location for a 10-day period starting this Friday, June 17 (and will then switch to Mojito). Stay tuned for the full schedule of flavors.

Hillside Supper Club's Producer Dinner Series
Bernalwood reports that Hillside Supper Club's Tony Ferrari debuted a series of third-Wednesday dinners that highlights certain producers last month with a spotlight on duck by Liberty Farms, and the second one is Wednesday, June 15. Tomorrow's $68, four-course meal focuses on King of Mushrooms, a 20-year-old fungus purveyor, and there's an optional beverage pairing. Reservations are available via Open Table.


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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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