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Sinbad's Continues to Defy Eviction Orders; Druggy McDonald's Hires Security Guard

Plus, a drought-focused dinner at 18 Reasons and a party in support of (RED).


EMBARCADERO— Sinbad's just won't give up their right to serve mediocre drinks and food on the waterfront, proving their tenacity by continuously refusing to vacate their space on Pier 2, despite repeated orders from the Port of San Francisco. Now the Port is accruing fines from the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission for failing to demolish the pier. It should be noted that the pier is being demolished to make way for a bigger ferry terminal on the site, in case residents need to evacuate because of Godzilla attack (or you know, a huge earthquake). [Hoodline]

UPPER HAIGHT— The McDonald's franchise on Stanyan has long been a cesspool of drugs and crime and a source of concern for neighborhood residents. Now, they've hired a lone security guard to keep an eye on the hamburger chain from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Best of luck to all involved. [Hoodline]

MISSION— The drought isn't going anywhere fast. In the meantime, join Anna Lappé, author of Diet for a Hot Planet, for a discussion on how farmers are dealing with the drought, challenges faced by the agricultural community and ways to support climate-friendly farming. 18 Reasons chef Michelle McKenzie will prepare an accompanying vegetarian menu, with wine pairings. The dinner takes place Friday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m.; tickets available here. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT— Pabu, The Ramen Bar and Michael Mina's complete stable of Bay Area restaurants are launching a month-long effort to raise money for (RED)'s fight against aids. The official launch party will be at Ramen Bar, featuring special (RED) cocktails and passed snacks like pork buns, robata skewers and more. The event takes place Friday, May 29 at 5 p.m.; tickets available here. [EaterWire]