49ers player tried to steal a sandwich
Former 49ers tight end Bruce Miller was released from the team on Monday, and it all started with a sandwich. Miller allegedly tried to take another customer’s brisket sandwich at late night sandwich mainstay Tommy’s Joynt, resulting in his ejection from the restaurant. Later in the evening, Miller was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault stemming from a separate incident at the Fisherman's Wharf Marriott, the Chronicle reports. He’s since been released on bail, but it’s still unclear why he didn’t just order his own sandwich.
The Riptide slowly returns
After a two-alarm fire gutted The Riptide last summer, Tablehopper reports that the popular hangout for local surfers and Outer Sunset residents is finally about to reopen. Owners David Quinby and Les James held some soft opening nights this past weekend, and will announce more via the Facebook page.
Doughnut Dolly previews itself starting this week
The impending opening of Doughnut Dolly at The Market on Market Street will first be preceded by a few pop-up openings to get its feet wet. The signature naughty cream and jam doughnuts will be available Friday, September 9, Tuesday, September 13, and Thursday, September 15 from 8 a.m. until they sell out.
Napa’s upcoming Nuri starts popping up
Two Oenotri alums have teamed up to create Nuri, a globally-influenced tapas restaurant, and they’re warming up with some pop-ups. This Thursday, September 8 and Friday, September 9 starting at 10 p.m., chefs Josh Balague and Ethan Speizer will serve four or five savory dishes and a dessert, paired with beer from Tannery Bend Beerworks, which is also based in Napa. Expect dishes like the Nuri burger (two thin patties, housemade potato bun, Beecher’s flagship "American cheese," and a fermented, porky secret sauce), lamb barbacoa tacos, and smoked Sichuan chicken wings. If the first two go well, more will follow.
Martin Cate's San Diego tiki bar
Smuggler’s Cove and Whitechapel overlord Martin Cate has brought his tiki gifts to San Diego, where yesterday he opened False Idol. Head on over to Eater San Diego to take a look at the very decorated space.
Oakland chef speaks out at the Mad Symposium
In case you somehow missed it last week, a ton of chefs and food people gathered in Copenhagen at the Mad Symposium to discuss the future of food. Oakland’s very own Dominica Rice-Cisneros, chef/owner of Cosecha, led a panel discussion on the future of women in restaurant kitchens, East Bay Express reports. The conversation focused on the lack of affordable childcare and the difficulty of shifting restaurant schedules as the main problems.
La Fromagerie Cheese Shop launches happy hour
As of Thursday, September 8, La Fromagerie Cheese Shop is starting happy hour nightly from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a flight of three wines and cheeses with jams, honey, and bread for $19, Tablehopper reports.