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There's Hope Yet for Dungeness Crab; Comal Throwing Mexican-Jewish 'Oaxanukkah' Dinners

Plus, The Hall debuted discounted bar bites and Elixir is celebrating its 12th anniversary.


SAN FRANCISCO — Recent tests from SF, Half Moon Bay and Morro Bay Dungeness crabs have shown safe domoic acid levels, but those levels have to continue for the next two weeks in order for the California Department of Fish & Wildlife to clear fishing. Nonetheless, as the Chron says, it’s a "glimmer of hope." [The Chronicle]

BERKELEYComal wins the prize for most clever event name with its upcoming Oaxanukkah dinners that mash-up Mexicand and Jewish food to celebrate Hanukkah at the restaurant. On Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8, executive chef Matt Gandin will be serving potato-jalapeño latkes, braised beef brisket and more for $70 per person; get your tickets for Monday here and for Tuesday here. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOINThe Hall debuted a bar bites program this week, offering smaller dishes from several vendors at a discounted price everyday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Graze has buffalo chicken sliders for $3, Kit Fox has half sandwiches for $6 and The Whole Beast has $4 poke salad, just to name a few. [EaterWire]

MISSION — To celebrate its 12th anniversary this Saturday, November 21 at 1 p.m., Elixir is debuting its first cocktail on tap, of which $1 from every drink sold will benefit California wildfire relief programs. 4505 is providing the food, and the cocktail is the Golden Hydrant, a carbonated mix of bourbon, ginger beer syrup, lemon juice, apple juice and pimento bitters. [EaterWire]

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