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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Thursday Seven: Eat Drink SF Lineup Finalized

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click to enlarge A16's antipasto del giorno: shellfish salad, house-cured San Francisco anchovy, smoked burrata - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
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  • A16's antipasto del giorno: shellfish salad, house-cured San Francisco anchovy, smoked burrata
Plus there are changes on College Avenue in Rockridge, as Trappist Provisions is set to become Mikkeller Tap Room & Bottle Shop and Barclay's Pub is closing, plus Bar Agricole celebrates the White Nights.

Eat Drink SF Announces Final Lineup
Eat Drink SF, celebration of this city's spectacular eatin'-and-boozin' scene, takes place Friday to Sunday, Aug. 26-28 at Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion with a Taco Knockdown on Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Folsom St. Foundry. We now have the full lineup, involving 160 restaurants throughout the weekend. While there are usually three Grand Tastings, but in honor of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association's 80th anniversary, they've added a fourth on Sunday that pays tribute to venues that have been open for two decades or more, like Tosca or Sutro's at the Cliff House. New programming announcements include Irish Coffees by Buena Vista Cafe, plus craft beer pours from the Brewers Guild. See the full lineup here.

Don Pisto's To Open Second Marina Location
It's actually called Don Pistos Tequila Bar, and it will be at 2030 Lombard, where Mas Sake used to be. Eater notes that its slim menu seems targeted to compete with Tacolicious, more or less. 

Trappist Provisions to Become Mikkeller
Inside Scoop reports that Rockridge's Trappist Provisions (6309 College Ave.) will become the second Bay Area collaboration between Chuck Stilphen and Danish craft powerhouse Mikkeller. The Mikkeller Tap Room & Bottle Shop will open by August, and it'll happen without much of a dent in operations, either: Stilphen doesn't even expect to close. With a brewery in San Diego and a forthcoming and a large Mikkeller Bar coming to L.A., the company is getting big in California.

Barclay's Pub to Close and Become Something Quite Similar
Elsewhere in Rockridge, Barclay's Pub (5940 College Ave.) will become a slightly more upscale English pub — which Inside Scoop says isn't so different from the way things are now — although other details, such as the new hame, remain undetermined since the owners have yet to reveal their identities. Expect to get your questions answered by the time the successor opens, around Labor Day.

Soylent Dinner Parties Are Happening in SoMa
Although the nutrient-dense slurry has been called the most joyless technological development since MS-DOS, Hoodline reports that people are creating artsy dinner parties around Soylent as a kind of commentary on futurism and human interaction. Kim Upstill and Rebecca Power of Future Repasts feed their guests Soylent, vodka, and water — in separate glasses — along with some "intimacy-building questions," and see what happens. It's but one part of a larger planned series of dinners.

Bar Agricole Celebrates Northern Europe at White Nights
The White Nights are a phenomenon found at semi-extreme northern latitudes where, even when the sun goes down for a few hours, summer evenings never quite become pitch-black, getting people who hibernate for seven-month winters out in the streets. Bar Agricole (355 11th St.) will celebrate next Tuesday, July 19, from 6-9 p.m. with Northern European-inspired food and cocktails made from clear alcohol. The sun will actually set at 8:28 that night, but it still sounds awesome.

Haight Street Indian Restaurant Undergoes Name Change For the Fourth Time
Hoodline reports that Tikka Fresh at 1668 Haight Street will soon become Om Indian Cuisine, and that, having been sold twice in three years, was also known as Tikka Masala Pizza, Sarvi, and Tikka Masala. Nothing suspicious here!

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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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