Super Duper Day for Ed Lee
Today (Monday) at 3 p.m., local burger chain Super Duper will be giving out free burgers to the first 100 guests in line at each of its locations, in keeping with a little annual tradition it’s got going. Last year, for example, Super Duper gave away 1,000 burgers at its stores, while also delivering burgers to staff at local charities. This year, once again, they’re delivering burgers to community-based organizations, including Taking it to the Streets and the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, partnering with Supervisor London Breed to do so. And they’re dedicating the day’s efforts to the late Mayor Ed Lee, who officially recognized Super Duper Day in 2011.
Ozumo’s Japanese beer garden in San Jose
Ozumo, opened in SF in 2001, is giving San Jose some love with a new beer garden and restaurant headed to 355 Santana Row Suite 1010 in early May. The menu will include nigiri, sushi rolls, and izakaya snacks, plus Japanese whisky, sake, and cocktails. Chef Salvador Alvarez, who trained under LA’s chef Katsuya Uechi of Katsu-ya, is spearheading the San Jose Ozumo, which occupies a sizable 4,500 square feet.
Lord Stanley Happy Hour
Carrie and Rupert Blease of Lord Stanley at 2065 Polk Street have a relatively new happy hour offering of note, which includes a coupe of sparkling wine and an appetizer for $15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For one example, think Le Sot de L’Ange rosé and trout blinis with seaweed.
Local James Beard media awards winners
The James Beard Foundation Awards for food media were announced on Friday night, and the big winners included some notable Bay Area luminaries. The best cookbook in an international category went to Nopalito by Gonzalo Guzman and Stacy Adimando, and the best in the general category went to Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosra. The best single subject cookbook award went to Andrea Nguyen’s The Pho Cookbook. More details are here.