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A North Beach Diner Got Beaned by a Bag of Burgers

Also: Sonoma Pride beer is back

An alleged North Beach phone thief attacked a diner with a bag of hamburgers

According to SFPD spokesperson Officer Adam Lobsinger, the 22-year-old male victim was dining in a restaurant on the 600 block of Broadway (which is between Columbus Avenue and Stockton Street) at 2:18 a.m. last Tuesday when a 31-year-old woman allegedly hit the man “with a bag of hamburger sandwiches,” swiped his phone, and fled. The victim chased her down and detained her until police arrived, and she was arrested on suspicion of battery, robbery, receiving stolen property, grand theft, and vandalism.

Zagat guides are returning to print, but not in SF

There was a time when those little red guides could be found by the point-of-purchase at every tourist-serving spot in SF, but those days ended in 2017 (Fast Company has a great longread on the company’s history here). Zagat’s latest owner, The Infatuation, announced in April that the guides would return to print, spurring speculation that an SF guide would soon follow. That isn’t the case, Digiday confirms today, as at present only a guide to NY — scheduled to launch next week — is part of the plan.

It’s election day, which means lunch at John’s Grill is free

Every election day, former (but don’t tell him that) SF Mayor Willie Brown hosts a free, “non-partisan” lunch at John’s Grill (63 Ellis Street) from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s arguably one of the biggest gatherings of local political movers and shakers outside of City Hall, including both boldfaced names (current and likely future Mayor London Breed will be there) as well as lobbyists and consultants (a cynic might describe the latter as the people who really run the city). There’s no dress code, but an “I Voted” sticker sure wouldn’t hurt, so check out Curbed SF’s guide to today’s election to make sure you can score one of those.

PG&E finally turned our gas back on today! The first thing we did was brew Sonoma Pride in honor of all the first responders helping our entire community battle the #kincadefire. This beer will be released in about a month on draft and in bottles at our pubs. More details coming soon. In the meantime, please visit us at the Windsor brewery tomorrow. We are back in business again! Thank you! #sonomapride #rrbccrew #sonomacountystrong #thankyoufirstresponders

Posted by Russian River Brewing Company on Saturday, November 2, 2019

“Sonoma Pride” beer is back

Sonoma Pride, a limited-edition blonde ale, was launched by Russian River Brewing back in 2017, part of an effort to help victims of the Tubbs Fire. Owners Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo announced via Facebook that the first thing they did after PG&E restored their power was “brew Sonoma Pride in honor of all the first responders helping our entire community.” This time around, Vinnie says, the beer will be an India Pale Ale, made with “some of [his] favorite citrus-driven hops.” The beer is expected to hit Russian River pubs on draft and in bottles in about a month.

John's Grill

63 Ellis Street, , CA 94102 (415) 986-0069 Visit Website

Russian River Brewing Company

725 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (707) 545-2337 Visit Website