“Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm” series gets a summer lineup
The folks from Stones Throw have released the details of the next two dinners in their collaborative charity dinner series Eat Like a Chef, Drink Like a Somm. Flour + Water chefs Thomas McNaughton and Ryan Pollnow will work with Stones Throw’s own executive chef Jason Halverson on May 22nd, while Hawker Fare’s James Syhabout will join Halverson on June 26th. The ticketed prix fixe dinners run $60 ($78.54 after gratuity and taxes) with optional wine pairings available for $50 on the night-of, and 100 percent of the profits go to benefit Meals on Wheels. Tickets for the May dinner are available here and the June dinner can be found right this way.
Paradita Opens This Week in Emeryville
Chef Carlos Altamirano (Parada) is bringing two new Peruvian eateries to the East Bay, the first of which is the fast-casual Paradita, coming to the Emeryville Public Market. Expect organic salads, grilled anticuchos (meat skewers), traditional Peruvian rotisserie chicken, and bowls inspired by Peruvian flavors. On the drinks side, Pisco Sours are guaranteed, as are non-alcoholic favorites like Chicha Morada and a selection of Californian and South American wines. Official opening date is Thursday, April 27th. Hours are daily 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. at 5959 Shellmound Street.
IDK Concepts Does Fried Chicken
The city’s most indescribable restaurant group, IDK Concepts, is back with another instagrammable pop-up. But instead of bringing back Hapa Ramen in exile, chefs Richie Nakano and Christian Ciscle (Wing Wings) will be bringing fried chicken sandwiches, snacks and sides to the patio at Anina (currently on ESF’s cocktail heatmap) in Hayes Valley, tonight from 5 - 8 p.m.
Bernie’s Departs the Castro
Bernie’s Coffee, which took over the Philz on 18th Street in the Castro, has bowed out of the business. Owner Bernadette "Bernie" Melvin tells Hoodline, “I feel like I opened in the Castro at the wrong time,” and frustrations with “things happening on our sidewalks have made things difficult.” Her other two coffee shops in the Noe Valley and the FiDi will remain open, as will the Sit-N-Spin Laundromat next door, and the 18th Street space is currently up for lease.
In-N-Out’s Reclusive Heiress Opens Up
President of In-N-Out Lynsi Snyder is America’s youngest female billionaire, but the family behind California’s favorite burger empire has been a reclusive bunch. Last month, Snyder finally opened up about her family troubles, multiple divorces, and how she found serenity in God, family and the hamburger business. (At the very least, it explains why there are bible verses scattered throughout the restaurants, including at the bottom of soda cups.)