Smuggler's Cove and Whitechapel have partnered with Virgin Atlantic
After a year of accolades for tiki mainstay Smuggler’s Cove and its partner gin bar Whitechapel, owner Martin Cate has teamed up with Virgin Atlantic to serve Smuggler’s Cove cocktails and Whitechapel food at the airline’s Upper Class Clubhouses around the world. The SFO lounge will have six drinks and Whitechapel food, and one drink at the other locations.
Very exciting news from the world of travel! For the duration of 2017, Smuggler's Cove has entered into a partnership with @virginatlantic to serve our cocktails at their Upper Class Clubhouse locations around the world. We'll be joining other bars from World's 50 Best list with a menu of six drinks at our local Clubhouse, SFO, and one drink at the other Clubhouses. They will be filming a "Virtual Reality Smuggler's" experience at the bar later this year. And, you'll also find Smuggler's Cove in their in flight and lounge guides. The Virgin SFO clubhouse also features delicious food from @Whitechapelsf! Here we see Martin toasting the new partnership with SFO Clubhouse Head Bartender Justin. Bon Voyage! #exoticcocktails #travel #rum #tiki #SFO
The Dungeness crab strike is over
The month-long Dungeness crab fisher strike is officially over, thankfully. Strikers were fighting for higher prices, and settled on $2.87 per pound for their crab (they wanted $3, and were initially offered $2.75), the Chronicle reports.
Ichi Sushi is back
Ichi has reopened in its original, more petite location, following health problems from chef/owner Tim Archuleta. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Lunch will soon start weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The Cavalier redecorates
Fresh for 2017, The Cavalier has a new look. Design extraordinaire Ken Fulk and Big Night creative director Jake Mogelson teamed up to redecorate the British brasserie, following sister restaurant Marianne’s remodel earlier this year. The Cavalier is sporting a proprietary new plaid wallpaper and 40 new pieces of artwork. To match the new digs, chef Jennifer Puccio added some dishes to the menu, such as smoked chicken soup and beef pie, as well as daily “Sunday roast” options. To top it all off, Big Night will start selling the plaid wallpaper, plus the Leo’s Oyster Bar floral pattern and Marlowe cow paper.
The Organic Coup announces more locations and a Whole Foods partnership
Organic fast casual fried chicken chain The Organic Coup continues on its speedy track to fast food domination with announcements of new locations at 4 Embarcadero (to open January 25 in the old Coffee Bean & Tea space), as well as the Oakland location arriving January 16. Come this summer, the brand will expand to Seattle, and in the meantime, its sweet roll is now available at all 43 Northern California Whole Foods locations.
Airbnb invests in reservation app Resy
Online travel service Airbnb has invested $13 million in reservation app Resy, allowing Airbnb users to book tables through the app come February. Read all about the deal here.