Friday Five: Double Double Hux Deluxe at Huxley

Plus a forthcoming SoMa microbrewery offers to let people brew their beer, CUESA Harvest Festival is Oct. 30, and fast food as a trans rights frontier.

TOMORROW: Huxley Turns Two, Celebrates With “Double Double Hux Deluxe”

For its second anniversary, Huxley (846 Geary) will throw a Hux Deluxe special. During dinner service on Saturday evening (i.e., tomorrow) and brunch on Sunday, you can get a double-double burger made from two patties on a housemade bun, for no extra charge.

Central SoMa Getting an Unusual Microbrewery

The former Custom Burger space in the Best Western Plus (121 Seventh St.) is set to become a microbrewery called K-OZ. It should open in December, but in addition to serving breakfast through dinner (7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily), Hoodline reports that the management plans to let neighbors brew their own beer for free, in the hopes that the brewery adds it to the menu. You’ll even get to make your own tap handle!

Marla Bakery Has a New Fall Dinner Menu

Eater reports that, after taking a maternity break, co-founder Amy Brown will head back into the kitchen at Marla Bakery (3619 Balboa) with a new team and a new fall dinner menu, including dishes like whey-brined roasted chicken with citrus-glazed sweet potatoes and carrots, pasilla cream, nora pepper butter, and pea greens.

CUESA’s Harvest Festival Comes to Jack London Square, Oct. 30

Next Sunday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., CUESA will take over the Jack London Square Farmers Market (Water Street at Broadway, Oakland) for its Harvest Festival. Look for a pie contest, trickin’-and-treatin’, a DIY apple pressing, a butternut squash mole demo by Dominica Rice-Cisneros of Cosecha, and more.

How Transgender Restaurant Owners Help Their Trans Employees

Let’s go out for the week on a high note. Because trans people face widespread stigma and an unemployment rate that’s twice the state average, NPR looked at how one transgender fast-food franchisee in Los Angeles is helping to connect trans people looking for work with restaurants looking for workers. Her philosophy? “In my restaurants, the customer’s always right unless they attack you personally.”

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