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Cotogna's Sidewalk Sale; Michelin Digs Smoking Pig

The dining room at Cotogna. [Photo: La Vie Eclectique]

JACKSON SQUAREMichael Tusk's Cotogna is launching Sunday brunch on February 10th with a sidewalk sale of its used porcelain dishes from the likes of Bernardau, Heath Ceramics, and Raynaud. Dishes will include a porchetta panino with fried egg and brioche French toast with huckleberries and mascarpone, and they'll have $5 Bloody Marys or coupes of Prosecco for the occasion. [EaterWire]

SAN JOSEThe mystery man or woman behind the Michelin SF Twitter account has declared San Jose's Smoking Pig hallowed ground for BBQ fans: "Filled up at Smoking Pig in San Jose; while the ribs rule, don't count out the peppery, smoky brisket and chicken or the delish beans...until Franklin or LA (both Austin) or Black's (Lockhart) open a bbq outpost in the Bay Area, than Smoking Pig is the next best thing." [EaterWire]

OAKLANDHaven chef Kim Alter is throwing a reunion dinner for her fellow alums of David Kinch's Manresa this Monday night. John Paul Carmona (former Manresa chef de cuisine), Marty Cattaneo (Dio Deka), Johnny Madriga and Berto Vallejos (Spruce), and Zack Freitas (Zare at Fly Trap) will all cook; check out the menu here. Tickets are $90 per person and $45 extra for wine pairings; call Haven at 510-663-4440 for reservations. [EaterWire]

THE MISSIONBeneath the Sheaths, a photo exhibition by shutterbug Meigan Canfield and Eddie Lau of Dux and featuring the culinary tools of Laurence Jossel, Melissa Perello, Richie Nakano, Ravi Kapur, and more, opens tomorrow night at 18 Reasons. Entry is free, as are snacks, and they'll have a cash bar. [EaterWire]


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