Eat the Week SF: Yay, Bowling!
1. The most talked-about food venture this week is actually happening inside a bowling alley. Lucky Strike Lanes opens today, according to Eater SF just next to AT&T Park, where part-owner, Brian Wilson, spends the rest of his time. Rev up your Big Lebowski engines, people: Huffington Post tells us it’s the new sexy; Tablehopper mentions the loaded menu with sushi, ribs, housemade curry ketchup, Belgian fries, sliders, and gluten-free mac and cheese (somehow); and Thrillist says that The Jesus would definitely roll here.
2. On Wednesday, Radio Africa & Kitchen opened a brick-and-mortar in the Bayview district of SF to a sold-out crowd, according to Grubstreet. The East African fare is rare in SF, says Thrillist, but the seasonally inspired menu fits right in, says Tablehopper.
3. Chardonnay, the grape that put California on the wine map, turns 100 this year. The plant was brought over here from France and planted in Livermore. “Chardonnay plantings at Wente Vineyards were among the few to make it through Prohibition,” says KQED.
4. So, what does Lady Gaga do when she runs out of her bev of choice (red wine, duh)? She goes shopping for a vineyard, says Grubstreet. The pop star was spotted among the grapes in Sonoma.
5. Ex-Tell Tale pastry partner, William Werner, is putting Foie Gras into a chocolate cake and calling it the Devil Inside. Its a response to his own previous creation with Tell Tale called the Rebel Within, a cornbread muffin with sausage, cheese and a soft boiled egg magically floating in the middle, reports Grubstreet. Inside Scoop SF has a slideshow of just released photos of Werner’s new concept pastries, to be sold at his new spot on Valencia.
7. Hog & Rocks cocktail program is farm fresh, says SFWeekly, checking in on the new spot. Scott Beattie, formerly of Plum, put a slow food spin on the classics, just in time for their George Morrone Monday night pop-up dinners, says Tablehopper.
8. Park Tavern now has brunch, complete with beef jerky Bloody Marys, says Thrillist. Eater SF wants to wake up to the banana bourbon and coffee smoothies, but if you wake up to a stranger, swig a round of About Last Nights — a Fernet, lemon and ginger beer zinger. That will let ‘em down easy.
9. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of nun-themed drag queens, shop local at the Castro farmer’s market, which is opening back up and getting ready for a big gay spring, says 7×7.