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Help Liverpool Lil's Get Back on Their Feet; A Look Inside Sylvan Brackett's Kitchen

Plus: Gaspar Brasserie hosts a Parisian feast and it's Belgian Beer Week at Picnic on Third.

Liverpool Lil's

PRESIDIO— While Liverpool Lil's didn't experience direct fire damage from the recent two-alarm blaze that scorched its building, the resulting smoke and water damage has put them temporarily out of business. In the meantime, the restaurant has launched a fundraising page, encouraging any locals or regulars who've enjoyed Liverpool Lil's to help support their employees during the rebuild. [EaterWire]

SAN FRANCISCO— Saveur Magazine took a look inside the "impressively curated" home kitchen of Sylvan Brackett, chef-owner of popular Mission restauraunt Izakaya Rintaro. Check out the collection of Japanese cookware, plates and other ephemera that he's collected from Japan. [EaterWire]

UNION SQUARE— Gaspar Brasserie is celebrating their one-year anniversary with "An Evening in Paris." The seven-course dinner will channel the luxury of Paris, with truffles, foie gras and spring lamb. It will also be an opportunity for a preview of the upcoming Cognac Room bar at the restaurant. The dinner is Saturday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.; tickets available through Sosh. [EaterWire]

SOMA— Picnic on Third is hosting their first annual Belgian Beer Week this week. Head over to try five different Belgian-style beers from California breweries, including Social Kitchen Rapscallion and Mavericks Belgian Wit. The special week ends on Friday with an extended happy four from 4 p.m.-8 p.m., featuring lots of frites, an aioli bar and tasting notes from Nelson the Cicerone. [EaterWire]

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