Salt & Straw’s pop-up schedule is here
After Salt & Straw’s exciting SF expansion news last week, the Portland ice cream shop has announced it will first dip its ice cream cones into the local market with some pop-ups this weekend. Scoops are just $1 with proceeds benefitting the Western Addition Family Resource Center (YMCA SF). Schedule below.
Hayes Valley (Hayes Street between Laguna & Octavia): Friday, 12/9 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, 12/10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fillmore (Fillmore Street at Sacramento): Friday, 12/9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 12/10 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Fieldwork Brewing is expanding to San Mateo
Berkeley’s homegrown brewery, Fieldwork, has announced plans for a 4,500-square-foot beer garden at Bay Meadows in San Mateo. It will have 12 beers on tap, some food, and growlers to go, in addition to fire pits and communal seating. Expect a spring debut, Liquid Bread magazine reports.
The Stud will definitely live on
A heartening update on The Stud: After a collective took ownership of the SoMa gay bar, it has successfully secured a two-year lease extension. Once that is over, it will move to an unannounced, but nearby location, SFist reports. Right now the group is raising funds through Kickstarter to keep the dream alive.
Meet Alba Ray’s, a Cajun restaurant coming to the Mission
Some news about the Cajun concept from the team behind Popson’s: It has a name. Alba Ray’s, to be specific, which is a mash-up of chef Adam Rosenblum’s daughter’s name and co-owner Alvin Garcia’s son’s name, Tablehopper reports. The New Orleans-inspired joint will arrive in January.
Senia, a restaurant with SF connections, debuts in Honolulu
Former Mourad sous chef Chris Kajioka has struck out on his own, opening a deeply personal restaurant in his Honolulu hometown. Called Senia, it’s a collaboration with his former Per Se coworker chef Anthony Rush, and the two are officially ready to open. Check out all the details on Senia over on Eater National.
Union Square’s Tratto adds lunch
When hunger strikes during your next holiday shopping expedition, Tratto is here for you. The Italian trattoria in the Marker Hotel is now serving lunch, with typical midday fare like paninis, soup, salads, and more. Lunch is available daily from 11:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m.; see the full menu below.