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Little Gem Adds Table Service at Night

Plus, cookbook events, discounted ice cream, and a cocktail omakase

Little Gem's dining room
Little Gem's dining room
Patricia Chang

HAYES VALLEY — After growing tired of refusing reservation requests, Little Gem owner Eric Lilavois has added reservations and full table service to dinner at the casual American restaurant. Lunch is still counter service. [The Chron]

NOE VALLEYOmnivore Books has updated its summer event lineup, which includes cookbooks from people like Whitechapel’s Martin Cate. See the full lineup here. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDFentons Creamery’s 122nd birthday is on Sunday, July 17, and thus there will be $1.22 Black & Tan Juniors available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a DJ, face painting, and crafts in the parking lot. [EaterWire]

JACKSON SQUARERoka Akor has launched a cutely-named cocktail omakase in its downstairs lounge. It’s a 90-minute, five-to-seven drink experience for $55 per person, available on Thursday through Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. Reserve here. [EaterWire]