HAPPY HOUR — In what might be the most civilized "happy hour"
to ever hit Upper Polk, Square Meals and Batter Bakery (2127 Polk St.) will start offering beer and wine deals from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights beginning on January 20th. The owners are also offering a beefy and delicious-sounding seasonal menu including things like lamb meatballs, baked samosas, chicken wings and a mint and TCHO nib ice cream sandwich that will be served until 11 p.m. on both nights. [EaterWire]
THE BRUNCH BUNCH — Dear Mom (2700 16th St.) is hooking up those who shun the term "mixologist" and anti-early-risers with a new Bartender's Brunch that lasts until 5 p.m. on Sundays. Guest chefs helm the stove: this week it's B.G.'s Brunch, to be followed by the Fogcutter food truck on the last two Sundays of the month. [Tablehopper]
FOOD TRUCKS — The Mission could be poised to get more food trucks in the future if one city supervisor gets his way. Although it is not expected to happen swiftly, Scott Weiner is fighting for a district amendment that would allow some competition for El Tonayense. Off the Grid is standing by. [Mission Local]
WINE COUNTRY — A former post office lot in downtown Healdsburg has been purchased by winemaker Pete Seghesio, who sold his Seghesio Family Vineyards last year for an estimated $90-120 million. He plans to erect an artisan salumeria and maybe some other retail shops, depending on what gets the city's okay. [PressDemocrat]
THE ABCS — Lady T-Hop reports that Loló (3230 22nd St.) in the Mission is getting a liquor license, as is Hayes Valley's Two Sisters Bar and Books (579 Hayes). The latter will legitimately be able to call itself a (cash only) bar starting this Friday, while Loló will eventually have an "agave-centric" list of cocktails for its forthcoming "gastro-cantina" concept. More margaritas. Yes. [Tablehopper]
MANRESA — David Kinch has adjusted his menu to include a ten-dollar price hike on the six-course prix fixe (now $125). There's also a new general manager, Bobi Adle, who previously worked at Frances. And if you haven't seen it, peep Kinch looking cool, calm and collected on the cover of this month's San Francisco Magazine. [ISSF]