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Garth Brooks At The Independent; The Final 'Eat Like A Chef, Drink Like A Somm' Dinner for 2014

Also: a pop-up dinner from Ryan Chincilla, the porny bathroom at Pop's and more.

The oyster and caviar presentation at Aubergine in Carmel
The oyster and caviar presentation at Aubergine in Carmel
Ty Lettau

MISSION/BERNAL— Chef Ryan Chinchilla (Foreign Cinema, Spruce) is going the way of the pop-up. He'll be doing a menu of "no pretense, no chemically-altered ingredients, just wonderful fare influenced by classic French and Italian cuisine" with a couple friends they're calling the Casa Nostra at Chez Poulet on Cesar Chavez this Sunday, November 16th from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $75. [EaterWire]

RUSSIAN HILL— The folks at Stones Throw will be, uh, throwing their final Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm dinner of the year on Monday, November 17th. Special guests include Bill Corbett (Absinthe), William Werner (Craftsman & Wolves), and Matt Tinder (Meadowood). Tickets are $75 or another $50 for beverage pairings and proceeds benefit the the SF-Marin Food Bank. [EaterWire]

DIVISADERO— Garth Brooks played a surprise show at the Independent last night. Afterwards he wandered Divis and recorded people's outgoing voicemail messages. [Hoodline]

MISSION— The newly re-opened Pop's Bar now has more porn. [Mission Mission]

DUBOCE TRIANGLE— Perfect, timeless coffee house Jumpin' Java could close early next year. The owner is citing the all-too-common landlord troubles. [Hoodline]

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