UPDATED: Thursday Eight: Anchor Will Refill Your Growler of Go West! IPA for $8

Plus Beatbox bids adieu after a five-year run, CUESA's Summer Celebration tickets are still available for fans of cucurbits and Cockscomb, and you seriously need to find out what Nadkins are.

[jump] Beatbox Will Close July 3
After celebrating Pride at the end of this month and going out on Locoya's I Just Wanna F*ckin Dance on July 2, the five-year-old mostly gay club at 314 11th Street will close forever. Beatbox's three owners made the announcement on Facebook yesterday.

Anchor Now Offers Happy Hour Tours, and Growler Refills!
UPDATE
: Anchor will refill growlers on game days, but only until two hours before the game starts.
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 4:30 p.m., Anchor Brewing (1705 Mariposa) will now offer Happy Hour tours at $25 per person. (They last an hour-and-a-half.) Additionally, you can get 64-oz. growlers of Anchor at the brewery from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily, or at Anchor Beer Garden at The Yard at Mission Rock from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily (excluding Giants home games). It's $10 for the empty growler, and $8-$15 for a beer, depending on the brew.

Tickets for CUESA's Summer Celebration Still Available
CUESA's enormous Ferry Building party is Sunday, June 12, and you can still get tickets to nibble on plates from Cadence, Cockscomb, Slanted Door, Spaghetti Bros., and almost 40 other restaurants while crossing your fingers to win raffle prizes like gift certificates for two at Lazy Bear, State Bird Provisions, and others. It's organized around alliums, stone fruit, berries, cucurbits (i.e. cukes and melons), and leaves and flowers, and everything benefits the greatest foodie nonprofit in town.

A Look Inside Bender's
A year after Bender's got a new chef and the price of tater tots skyrocketed from $5 to $6, Hoodline looked at the “last bastion of freaks and weirdos” at 806 South Van Ness.

Manresa Bread No. 2 Now Open in Los Altos
David Kinch's three-Michelin-starred Manresa birthed Manresa Bread about a year and a half ago, and now there's a second location at 271 State Street, serving Manresa levain, a sour dough baguette, fruit and nut loaf, quiches, pain au chocolate, and a great deal more, with coffee by Verve. Throw in Kinch's restaurant The Bywater, and this makes four outlets in the South Bay for the chef.

Junk Food, Junk Science
The AP ran an exclusive this morning that takes a John Oliver-esque approach to the phenomenon of food companies effectively underwriting flimsy scientific papers that demonstrate how the foods they produce might actually be good for you. At issue was a study determining that children who ate a lot of candy were thinner than kids who didn't — surprise, a candy manufacturers' trade association funded it — but Coca-Cola and the Egg Board have gotten in on the game. Even healthy-sounding products do it, too: Sabra provided a “courtesy review for providing clarifying notes and ensuring accuracy of product data” on a study linking chick pea consumption to better nutrient absorption. 


Nadkins, The Luxury Grooming Product for Male Nether Regions

Sweet Jesus, this appears to be real. Nadkins are a non-toxic towelette for soothing sweaty testicles, and according to the press release I got this morning, each individually wrapped Nadkin “cleans, hydrates, soothes, adn comforts all skin types while providing a refreshing feeling that boosts men's comfort and confidence.”  They come in packets of 10, packaged like cigarettes. 

And Speaking Of Weird Stuff Going on Down There
A professor at Brigham Young University will no longer offer students the chance to drink a fake urine solution made from vinegar as a means of explaining how kidney function.

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