The party’s over at HiFi Lounge
The 17-year-old Marina bar and club HiFi Lounge has closed at 2125 Lombard Street (between Steiner and Fillmore). There, it’s been a little bit lowbrow dive, a little bit higher-end DJ dance club, but now it’s closed for a remodel and a change of concept. Owner Max Young says to to expect “a whole new look and vibe” soon in a farewell post on Facebook. “Owning the HiFi Lounge was a great experience. Thank you all so much for joining us for many years of craziness and fun.”
Thomas McNaughton demos William Sonoma cookware
Ne Timeas Restaurant Group (Flour + Water) chef Thomas McNaughton will demo a new Williams Sonoma product — a pan from their Hestan NanoBond Cookware line — at their Union Square location, and then dish out the results of his test. It’s the 10th and final stop on a testing tour. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds from the evening will benefit No Kid Hungry.
Alamo Drafthouse goes In-N-Out for Ingrid Goes West
Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, known for serving food, beer, wine, and cocktails while the movie plays, has a new menu of specials available at screenings of Ingrid Goes West starring Aubrey Plaza. The menu is inspired by her character’s obsession with In-N-Out, which she devours while Instagram stalking (and maybe actually stalking?) co-star Elizabeth Olsen’s character, who’s more into trendy, Instagrammable food — hence avocado toast is also on the menu. Do note that it’s hard to take food pics at Alamo, because it’s a dark movie theater.
Media Noche fundraises for Glide
Mission District cubano counter Media Noche is giving 100 percent of proceeds from orders of their plantain chips to Glide Foundation on Saturday and Sunday. The benefit is intended to strike a contrast to the far-right demonstrations that have roiled the country and are bound for SF and Berkeley on these days. Hey, plantain chips are healthier than sheet cake, and the proceeds will help Glide’s inclusive anti-poverty mission.