Eat the Week SF: Lessons in Alcohol and Domination
1. The secret’s in the ice, said Trevor Easter of Heaven’s Dog. That’s how he makes the perfectly velvety Elk’s Own, an off-menu cocktail that is SF Weekly’s cocktail of the week. He uses giant cubes of hand-cuts ice so that the drink doesn’t get too cold while being shaken.
2. The Cajun food at OB’s Cafe is almost as spicy as the service. The East Bay Express review says the 10-year-old cafe in Old Oakland has amazing food, but saucy attitude. The disgruntled chef/server cooks up excellent jambalaya and po-boys.
3. Ken Frank, a chef of Napa Valley’s La Toque, suggested California become the leader of humane foie gras production, following sustainable methods of farming that California is famous for, says Inside Scoop SF. His suggestion comes with the end of the seven year grace period on the California fois gras ban months away.
4. The East Bay Express‘ recent cover photo featuring a butcher holding the smiling head of a butchered pig, sparked a firestorm of letters to the editor in protest. The article inside was called “The Benefits of Pasture-Raised Meats”.
5. Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen manager, Matthew Meidinger, got a cracked skull, and his Laboutin-heeled attacker made international news. The SF police are looking for a blonde woman who lives in the Marina district of SF. Allegedly she beat Meidinger with her high heels while waiting at a bus stop, says Eater SF.
6. A sewage overflow on Folsom Street caused several restaurants to close for days, reported Mission Local. Stable Cafe lost $21,000 in products, and Humphrey Slocombe lost a shipment of their much-anticipated cookbooks in the flooding, says Eater SF.
7. The Taste of Potrero fundraising event has cocktails for kids — cocktails for adults that raise money for kids, that is. Local favorites Tacolicious, Magnolia Brewery, Comstock Saloon, and others are slinging snacks and drinks for Daniel Webster Elementary School. The top-notch caterers were recruited by school parents.
8. Bartending school just got upgraded. Now folks can take hands-on classes with very-famous-right-now bartenders for less than last night’s bar tab. Classes with Scott Beattie are $65, and Bourbon and Branch will teach you the secrets for $100 per 3-hour session. 7×7 has the details.
9. Femina Potens ladies like their wine with notes of S&M. You can get tickets to their annual wine and rope event, a wine tasting paired with bondage. The dress code? Lingerie, says Grubstreet SF.
10. Axis Cafe plans to close and temporarily relocate in order to build a five-story mixed-use building at its current location. But, according to Grubstreet, the developers promises to save a spot for the cafe to re-open in the new building.