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 ($10) made with absinthe and white peach, and a Fort Point Collins ($10), 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]