Turns out Cunningham (who lives in Walnut Creek) had a tradition of celebrating her birthdays at Foreign Cinema ― Pirie says she showed up for her 80th, 81st, and 82nd. "She was a regular, and would drive in with [Williams-Sonoma founder]Chuck Williams, pull up in her Jag." Pirie wants the menu for next month's birthday dinner to be what she calls a living tribute to Cunningham's "great palate and sagacious personality."
Birthday Tribute to Marion Cunningham
Date: Thursday, Feb. 11
Location: Foreign Cinema 2534 Mission (at 21st St.)
Reservations: Call 648-7600, or go to OpenTable
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