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Chris Kronner Beer Dinner, The Fizzary Celebrates Soda

Boot & Shoe Service. [Photo: Flickr/portmanteaus]

BEERWIRE — Those who miss Chris Kronner from his Bar Tartine days should take note of a forthcoming Beer and Soul dinner on August 13 at Boot & Shoe Service (3308 Grand) that features Kronner as guest chef. "The Triple White Sage Release Celebration and Brewmaster's Dinner" pairs the latest offerings from Craftsman Brewing Company with a three-course meal that includes items like squab sausage and oven-roasted sweetbreads. There are three seatings beginning at 6:30 p.m. and tickets ($65) are available here. [EaterWire]

THE MISSION — Taylor's Tonics, makers of Chai Cola, plans to open The Fizzary (2949 Mission), "an urban menagerie of soda," on August 16. The inventory is said to include 700 unusual sodas as well as old-timey candies. [Tablehopper]

CHEF SHUFFLES — Randy Lewis, last seen at Mecca, is taking over at Napa's BarbersQ (3900-D Bel Aire Plaza). Meanwhile, Saison's pastry chef Emmanuel Fimbrez has left to work at Healdsburg's Madrona Manor (1001 Woodside Rd.). [ISSF]

SOMA — Recess, the free lunchtime dance party that launched last month at Monarch (101 Sixth St.), is now called Beats for Lunch. The next installment takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on August 8 with free vegetarian offerings from Ike's Sandwiches. [EaterWire]

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