Friday Five: Myriad Starts Sunday Suppers, the Fizzary Is Now a Den of Iniquity

Plus a Yucatecan cookbook release party at Tartine Bakery, Sam's celebrates its 148th anniversary, and a Pt. Reyes Station diner famed for gruff service has closed.

[jump] Myriad Sunday Suppers and More
Open a few months now, Chef Trish Tracey's Myriad Gastropub will begin a series of Sunday Suppers beginning on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. A three-course, homestyle prix fixe ($30-$38), they'll rotate every week with items like bacon and cheddar gourgères, roast pork with butternut squash puree and huckleberry demi-glace, and  a vanilla-currant bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce. Further, during NFL season, there will be Sunday night football specials, including $4 sliders, $3 beers, and $5 house wines. And finally, Myriad is still running its “five for five at five” happy hour, Sundays through Thursdays, from 5-6:30 p.m., with five discounted beers and five cheap eats. That's a lot of action on the day of rest!
Myriad Gastropub, 2491 Mission, 415-525-4335 or

Hartwood Tartine
Tartine Afterhours celerbates the release of Hartwood, the cookbook from the acclaimed Yucatan restaurant in Tulum, Meixco from husband and wife team Eric Werner and May Henry. Sam Goinsalvos (chef of the forthcoming Tartine Manufactory) will pass Mayan and Yucatecan hors d'oeuvres while the bakery's display cases will put the bread pudding under wraps and serve sweet and savory treats from Southern Mexico as well. The $80 ticket covers everything, including a signed cookbook.
Hartwood at Tartine Bakery, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 8-10 p.m., 600 Guerrero St.

Sam's Anniv. and Happy Hour
With all the hue and cry over possibly-racist, family-owned restaurants dating to the mid-19th century, it's time to clear the air and have a party. Sam's Grill wants to honor its founding “Oyster King of California,” Michael Molan Moraghan, with a week-long party starting Monday, Nov. 9. To celebrate Sam's 148th anniversary, the restaurant will transform itself to resemble the open-air oyster market that it was in 1867. Raw bar specials include a dozen oysters for $14.80 on Sam's Seafood Alley, the new outdoor space. There's also a 7/11 Happy Hour, offering $7 drinks (including martinis!) and $11 shared platters like tuna tostada and fried anchovies on Mondays through Fridays, 4-7 p.m.
Sam's Grill, 374 Bush, 415-421-0594 or

Pine Cone Goes to Seed
The Pine Cone Diner, that delightfully un-swanky restaurant in Point Reyes Station opposite Cowgirl Creamery where the service was characterized by tough love, closed its doors earlier this month. The final Facebook post is in all caps, like you might expect from people who barked at patrons for 18 years, but boy, did people pay their last respects.

Fizzary Now a Den of Iniquity
According to Capp Street Crap, the former Fizzary at 2949 Mission has turned into a house of vice and ill repute. Specifically, it's a gambling parlor, and the subject of 20 or more calls to the cops. There was a shooting on Oct. 17, but the details were so ambiguous that the victim's gender isn't even firmly established. It wasn't Nathan Detroit, though. We know that much.

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