Renovations on the way. [Photo: Chomping Grounds]
FIRST OF ALL—Out of respect for the victims of the Boston bombings, the Eater team has decided not to post on our Twitter and Facebook accounts or send out our e-mail newsletter for today. Our thoughts are with those affected, and we hope our readers will consider donating to the Red Cross to support the victims and their families.
OUTER RICHMOND—A hot tip comes to us from the Chowhound boards: Shanghai Dumpling King is apparently planning to close this week for renovations, moving to a location in Sunnyside in the meantime. No word on when the renovations will take place or if the new spot will stay open after they happen, but we're glad to see there's some proactivity going into the "poor" 66 health score they earned last year. [Chowhound]
SAN FRANCISCO—Our pals over at Thrillist have teamed up with the Bullitt/Tonic/Lightning Tavern empire to offer $2 drinks all day today at all their bars (which also include Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Soda Popinski's, and the brand-new Wild Hare). Head over there for the details on what low-priced drinks each bar will be slinging, and how you can score one. [Thrillist]
BAYVIEW—In a fit of neighborliness, Bayview brewers Speakeasy are joining forces with charitable restaurant Old Skool Cafe for an evening of beer pairing and cuisine this Saturday. Dishes include baby back ribs in Prohibition Ale BBQ sauce, paired with Payback Porter, and shrimp and beer grits with Scarlett Red Rye ale. Admission is $50, and all proceeds benefit Old Skool's programs for at-risk youth. [EaterWire]
CIVIC CENTER—Though it isn't happening for another month, we wanted to draw your attention to the fact that David Simon (creator of The Wire and Treme) will be appearing at City Arts & Lectures alongside David Chang (creator of all things Momofuku). It's probably going to sell out, so don't say we didn't warn you. We aren't exactly sure what these two are going to talk about, but given that they're both prone to speaking their minds, we're sure it'll be fun. Tickets are $26.50. [EaterWire]