Protesting Foie Gras, Hayes Valley Off the Grid, and a Gastropub Not Just for Hipsters

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene.

Around a dozen protestors showed their love for ducks and geese last night by marching in front of Palio D'Asti's to denounce the foie gras on its menu, reports Inside Scoop. Lovebird diners, however, we're unable to find it on the Valentine's Day menu. Chef-owner Daniel Scherotter sent out vegan hors d'oeuvres, a couple didn't eat them, and suspected they were a “meat trap.” C'est la vie. Just a reminder, the impending law banning the liver paste takes effect in July.

New blog Hayeswire notes the first Hayes Valley Off the Grid is tonight. Hapa SF, KoJa Kitchen, and the Taco Guys will park on Octavia (at Linden) from 5-8 p.m.

Not just for hipsters: Mission Local reports a gastropub, Mission Public SF, is slated for 1910 Mission (at 15th St.), if all goes according to plan with the Planning Commission. And while the Mission's rap is that of a hipster paradise, owner Anthony Shuton says this place will not be a hipster-only enclave. Time will tell.

Also slated for the same neighborhood: Mission Local reveals that the microbrewery and Argentinian restaurant Cerveceria de MateVeza has received approval from the City for the tiny spot on the corner of Church at 18th St. Look for an opening this Spring.

Out in the Sunset, Tablehopper learns, via a reader, that Rolling Out, a new cafe in the former Greenhouse Cafe spot, is now open (1722 Taraval St. at 27th Ave.).

And for what it's worth, Inside Scoop shares Willie Brown supports keeping the Gold Dust Lounge open, too — along with pretty much everyone else in S.F.

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