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Samovar Tea Lounge Kaput in Hayes Valley; Carnevale Menu at Desco

Plus: a Hawaiian brunch pop-up and more Mardi Gras at Lungomare.


HAYES VALLEY— After the Samovar Tea Lounge at Page and Laguna closed its doors in October, owner Jesse Jacobs planned to reopen with a new, sleeker aesthetic. It appears that the space is now closed for good and up for grabs, according to Hoodline, who reported a recently posted "closed" sign adorning the front door. Stay tuned for more details. [Hoodline]

BERNAL HEIGHTS— 'Aina brunch pop-up is happening this weekend, serving up their Asian/Hawaiian influenced food from 9am-2pm at 903 Cortland. They'll use lots of local ingredients, as well as special items from the Big Island. Make a reservation here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND— Old Oakland's Desco is offering a special "Carnevale da Desco" menu from 2/4-2/17. The three-course prix fixe ($36) highlights traditional Italian specialties associated with local carnivals and comes with a $10 coupon for gondola rides on Lake Merritt. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDLungomare is turning two. To celebrate, they're throwing a Mardi Gras-themed party and fundraiser in conjunction with Peralta Colleges Foundation, on February 7 from 9pm-12am. There'll be cocktails, a silent auction, snacks and more. [EaterWire]