Buy $32 burger, get free kale seeds
In possibly the most Freds thing ever, the recently-opened SF location of Freds at Barneys has a “designer burger series,” featuring a specimen inspired by Martha Stewart. The $32 burger is “organic turkey meatloaf seasoned with red-pepper relish, minced garlic, and finely chopped onions on a lightly toasted potato bun, topped with kale,” and comes with corn salsa and oven-roasted rosemary sweet potatoes.
But, that’s not all! It is served on a custom Barneys New York x Martha Stewart burger board, on a galvanized tray featuring aerial images of Martha’s picturesque Bedford farm; add on an $18 glass of Martha Stewart Wine Co. or a copy of the Martha Stewart Grilling book for $26. That’s still not all: Diners will take home a packet of branded kale seeds at the end of the meal. The burger launches today, April 8, and will be available through mid-May.
Austin cocktail pros are in SF for one night only
The crew behind the Roosevelt Room is taking over Pacific Cocktail Haven for the night, bringing a special menu of their own signature cocktails to SF. Head over from 5 p.m. til midnight tonight for a taste at 580 Sutter St.
A younger generation of Asian-American farmers are reclaiming their heritage
Bay Area farmers are growing more Asian produce, like tatsoi, celtuce, and chrysanthemum greens, and revisiting the history of Asian-Americans in the role of farming. Read more about it all here.
85-year-old Wine Institute to leave SF
The organization, which is a public policy and regulatory advocacy association will move to Sacramento, both to save money and to be closer to elected officials. They’ll also be closer to many of the 1,000 wineries and businesses they represent, many of whom travel to meetings from Napa and beyond. They work on bills whose topics range from sustainable groundwater to farm policies.
Town Square Eats launches full menu on April 17
The restaurant from Rob Lam and Helen Chandra of Oakland’s Perle Wine Bar and James and Lea Yu of Berkeley’s Great China provides food for Crooked City Cider’s taproom, with a menu of what they call “elevated bar food.” The full menu will be available soon, though they’ve been serving a limited menu of snacks like truffle potato chips with caviar since it opened in February.