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Old Bus Tavern
Old Bus Tavern
Patricia Chang

You can now brunch at Old Bus Tavern

Giving you an excuse to drink beer in the morning, Bernal Height’s brewpub Old Bus Tavern has added brunch service. It starts this Saturday, August 27 and features dishes like oatmeal-maple pancakes, pulled pork eggs Benedict, and all-new brunch cocktails. You can see the full menu below, which you can enjoy on the new patio, too.

Eatsa expands quinoa operations to Berkeley

Quinoa automat Eatsa opens its third Bay Area location today right off Cal’s campus at 2334 Telegraph Ave. It’s just in time to welcome students back to campus with a nourishing quinoa bowl, ordered and received with zero human contact.

You could soon drink 45-million-year-old beer

Bay Area scientists recently revived some 45-million-year-old yeast through complicated methods, and their first thought of what to do with it was make beer. (Obviously.) So they teamed up with Schubros Brewery’s Ian Schuster, who has successfully made a saison, SF Gate reports. Want to try it? You’ve got to donate to the Kickstarter first, of course, which you can do here.

Castro Ike’s Place slyly renamed to Mike's Place

After Ike’s Place announced plans to open inside Castro bakery Sweet Inspiration, the city LOL’ed and said not so fast. That’s because the Castro has regulations against formula retail, so Sweet Inspiration owner Mike Colter put his thinking cap on and pulled a bait-and-switch, Hoodline reports, calling the operation Mike’s Place instead. It uses similar imagery and recipes as Ike’s Place and is trying to find ways to be a part of the organization still.

Upcoming events to attend

Wednesday, August 24

Thursday, August 25

  • Fine & Rare’s first year anniversary party with free bites and beer, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House and Copa Fina Imports wine dinner, 7 p.m.

Friday, August 26