Elbo Room will stay put through 2019
In 2014, Missionites began mourning Valencia Street bar/venue Elbo Room when building owners floated plans to replace the space with condos. But with that redevelopment project seemingly stalled, Elbo Room has been granted a series of reprieves. In 2015, the bar renewed its lease until 2018, and they’ve just renewed it again through 2019. Looks like SF’s “longest happy hour” just got a little bit longer.
Cafe Du Nord channels the Simpsons with The Flaming Moe cocktail
For Classic Simpsons Trivia at Cafe Du Nord tomorrow (Wednesday), bartenders are serving up a classic Simpsons beverage: The Flaming Moe. True to the episode that the drink comes from, its ingredients are secret and, most importantly, flammable. The trivia night, which starts at 7 p.m., is free and hosted by Simpsons aficionado (and Eater contributor) Adrian Spinelli.
Three local finalists for Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant of 2017
Mister Jiu’s, Single Thread, and Tartine Manufactory represent the Bay Area’s contributions to the best in the west category in a group of 50 finalists for Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant of 2017. Will they make it into the Hot 10 group, announced on August 15? Don’t touch that dial.
Robot ice cream scooper competes withBi-Rite
An ice-cream scooping robot outside Bi-Rite Creamery at 18th and Dolores raised eyebrows and maybe some spirits with free ice cream on Saturday. Operated by a nearby man via remote control and VR, the service was reportedly swell, but the ice cream — which didn’t come from Bi-Rite — was less memorable.