Archive for May 26th, 2012
Eater’s kicking off early today to enjoy the long weekend. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend (ie, don’t be like these guys). See you back here bright and early Tuesday morning.
BEEFS- Battles continue between Cyrus owners Douglas Keane and Nick Peyton and their landlords, Mirabel Hotel and Restaurant Group. Following last year’s eviction notice SNAFU, and Cyrus’ subsequent lawsuit, Mirabel has filed a cross complaint law suit, suing Keane and Peyton “for breach of contract and other alleged misconduct.” Ugh. [ISSF]
DRINK WIRE – SFBG’s Virginia Miller challenges your liver with a bunch of new drink suggestions: Gather is her “top” Berkeley rec, trailed closely by brand-new Comal. Margaritas at Copita, the new bar regime at Grand Cafe, and Absinthe‘s Sol Y Fuego are also on her favorites list.[SFBG]
BRIDGE SHENANIGANS - Elixir has a new menu of drinks honoring the Golden Gate Bridge, including a Golden Gate Fog () made with absinthe and white peach, and a Fort Point Collins (), featuring basil vodka and “exotic” pineapple, symbolizing the days when the ingredient was traded by passing over the bridge. [EaterWire]
YELP WANTED – Sacramento might have the craziest Yelpers, demanding free food and special treatment in exchange for not writing a bad review. Exhibit A: Bacon and Butter, says a group of 16 threatened bad reviews when their (gigantic) table was not seated promptly. And that was on the first day the restaurant was open. [Sac Bee via Eater National]
Mission: Craftsman & Wolves (746 Valencia), the new fancy patisserie and café from former Quince pastry chef William Werner, is aiming to open the week of June 4. First, though on May 31, they’ll be taking part in a trunk show at Pot + Pantry (Guerrero and 18th) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., previewing their edible wares. [Grub Street, Earlier Slideshow]
Also, Salumeria, the new lunch spot and deli attached to Central Kitchen (20th and Florida), is due on May 31. More on that next week. [Grub Street, Earlier]
Baker Beach: Namu Gaji is hosting a benefit luau on the beach on Memorial Day. Get tickets here. [Grub Street]
Ghirardelli Square: Also, there’s a bit of an exodus happening near the Wharf. Crown & Crumpet, the froofy tea shop, is moving to an undisclosed location downtown, and Sunday’s their last day. Also, Eater reports that tasting room Cellar 360 is heading out as well. [Eater]
Sebastopol: Food-centric mixed-used development The Barlow is opening its first phase on July 1. [Scoop]
And with that, we leave you for the long weekend… be careful with the grilling, and we’ll see you on Tuesday.
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