Boot and Shoe Service is now known as Sister
Richard Clark and Jen Cremer purchased Boot and Shoe Service from chef/owner Charlie Hallowell in 2018, following the accusations of sexual harassment by over 30 his employees. Since then they’ve slowly been making changes to the restaurant, from the staff to the menu. Now the biggest change: Its name, which is now ‘Sister.’ Expect to see new signage and logos throughout the restaurant starting next month.
Correction [July 30th 2019]: Eater corrected the article to reflect the proper nature of allegations against Charlie Hallowell
The Basque Culinary World Prize will host a free conference on “Sustainable Thinking”
Ten finalists for the Basque Culinary World Prize have been chosen, including two Bay Area stars: Anthony Myint (Mission Chinese, the Perennial) and Siew-Chinn Chin (Ramen Shop). The 100,000 Euro prize is awarded annual to “a global chef who moves gastronomy’s impact ‘beyond the kitchen,’ and will be announced at a ceremony at Salesforce Tower on July 16 at 9 a.m., followed by a conference on that’s free to the public. The “Sustainable Thinking” conference will connect gastronomy with some of its environmental, technological and social challenges, with talks by luminaries like Dominique Crenn and more. Advance registration is required here.
Will It’s-It add a banana flavor?
The popular ice cream cookie sandwich company is teasing its newest flavor with a giveaway, and according to an Instagram post urging commenters to “go bananas!” it might just be based on the yellow fruit. Stay tuned.
Cheap wieners for East Bay dwellers
Weinerschnitzel, the hot dog fast food chain that claims to have “America’s most wanted wiener,” is selling chili dogs and mustard dogs for 58 cents today, Tuesday, July 9 from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. There locations in San Jose, El Cerrito, Alameda, and beyond; keep in mind that there’s a limit of 10 per person.
Will Doggie Diner make a comeback?
The beloved diners known for their large dachshund heads could return to the Bay Area, tapping into a deep well of local nostalgia. Read about plans to bring them back and learn some cool, old-school facts in this story from the SF Chronicle.