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Udupi Palace Coughs Up Over $112k in Back Wages; Join the Pickle Party at Penrose

Plus: Off the Grid in the Presidio starts this weekend and a tribute to the fallen 21 Club.


SAN FRANCISCO— Check out two new murals that are popping up in the Mission. Beauty Bar will receive a vintage-inspired mural from Deb, an Aussie artist living in SF. Meanwhile, artist Carmen McNall is muraling up a storm at Revolution Cafe. Both are works-in-progress, but should be wrapping up very soon; feel free to check out their lovely (and hard) work this weekend. [MissionLocal]

MISSION— Bay Area restaurants are ponying up under pressure. After a recent investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor, southern Indian restaurant Udupi Palace is coughing up $56,288 in back wages (plus an equal amount in damages). The restaurant was reportedly not paying overtime to any of its employees, or even minimum wage to one trainee. [Inside Scoop]

TENDERLOIN— The dive bar at one of the grittiest corners in the city, 21 Club, has succumbed to the rapid gentrification of the Tenderloin— one of the many casualties of a changing neighborhood. Writer Colby Buzzell shares his memories of the bar as a local watering hole, which was a great place to watch "the lurid pageant of Turk and Taylor." [Bold Italic]

OAKLAND— Master fermenter Bryan "Swifty" Josephs will teach a hands-on class in the art of pickling at Oakland's Penrose. Students will make two different types of pickled vegetables and participate in a discussion of techniques, recipes and theories surrounding fermentation. The class takes place Sunday, March 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; tickets are $65 and include all supplies, two jars of pickles to take home and lots of pickled treats and refreshments. [EaterWire]