School Night on the roof
Traci Des Jardins’ Dogpatch bar School Night has been a popular spot in the Pearl event space since it opened in April, with bar manager Enrique Sanchez (Arguello) mixing drinks on literal school nights to go with Des Jardins’ food menu. Now they’re taking it to the roof: Starting August 20th, School Night adds rooftop access for visitors to the bar, with a limited menu of cocktails and food available on top of the Pearl space, with views onto the Bay. It’s one of the ways that School Night is taking advantage of the event space when it’s typically not in use. Also of note: School Night is tweaking its hours: Starting September 10th, it’s will be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (swapping out Sunday nights and adding Thursday nights).
Eat Drink SF approaches
The 10th Annual Eat Drink SF is around the corner: A food festival of pretty serious proportions to be held by the Golden Gate Restaurant Association from August 24 to August 26. The lineup of chefs, bars, wineries, and spirits providers is being updated on a rolling basis, and newcomers upping the VIP game include Sorrel and Eight Tables. The festivities are divided into grand tastings held Friday night, Saturday afternoon and evening, and Sunday afternoon. Tickets are available now.
“In scrapping certain customs,” Grace Perrry writes of a new re-thinking of a patriarchal, “ladies first” service culture, “ restaurant staffs — among many nationwide — are both reacting to and redefining what having ‘good manners’ means for a new generation.” Read more on Eater here.
Mamacitas Cafe announces nine-month fellowship program
The East Bay’s Mamacitas Cafe and Catering is launching a paid fellowship for young women and non-binary folks to get started in food: They’ll select four to six individuals in partnership with the Young Women’s Freedom Center in SF and the Lorry I Lokey Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College. Read more about it here.