Monday Eight: Lazy Bear Taking Over The Tradesman for a Cocktail Bar

Plus 1760 goes the family-style route District gets a whiskey menu, and Bill Murray did what now?

Lazy Bear Taking Over The Tradesman for a Cocktail Bar

Only days after The Tradesman (753 Alabama) announced its closure, David Barzelay and the team from Lazy Bear announced that they will take over the space to showcase bar manager Nicolas Torres’ cocktails. Eater reports that there will be food in the same vein as Lazy Bear’s modern American dishes, but at more affordable prices. And as with Lazy Bear’s bi-level interior, there will be different experiences upstairs and down.

1760 Launches Chef’s Family-Style Dinners

Starting this Sunday, Sept. 25, Carl Foronda, executive chef at 1760 (1760 Polk) will launch a series of $65, five-course family-style dinners (with optional $35 wine pairing) with a global influence. Look for an heirloom tomato gazpacho with salted egg, watermelon, and cucumber; a crispy octopus with heirloom tomatoes, gai-lan, roasted red pepper, and black vinegar gastrique; and a fresh version of 1760’s bavette steak with maitake mushrooms, bok choy, miso-sherry jus, and wheat berries.

District Gets a Full Bar, Emphasizing Whiskey

We all know this isn’t easy. Ten-year-old SoMa wine bar District (216 Townsend) did what it’s Oakland location has already done, which is combine whiskey with its extensive list of wines, with 40 alone available by the glass. With 60 small-batch bourbons, scotches, and ryes, District will unveil a cocktail menu to complement executive chef Bob Cina’s small plates.

Pampalasa Officially Closing Oct. 2

The writing was on the wall, and now the date has been set. Inside Scoop reports that Pampalasa (1261 Folsom) the SoMa Filipino restaurant that’s one of few of its kind inside the recently created SoMa Pilipinas Cultural Heritage District, will close Oct. 2. That’s less than two weeks away, but the eatery might get hit with a three-day eviction notice at any time, so don’t delay if you want one more sisig rice bowl.

Recchiuti Confections and Magnolia Brewing Create A Beer

It’s called Mister Charlie’s Chocolate Stout, and it’s a collaboration with Magnolia‘s Dave McLean and Patrick McIlhenney of San Diego’s Alpine Beer Company, made with roasted Madagascar cacao nibs and two syrups — chocolate and burnt caramel — by Michael Recchiuti of Recchiuti Confections. Only 30 barrels were produced, and they’re available at both Magnolia locations, in the Haight and Dogpatch.

Umami Burger Debuts Football Game-Day Specials

At both the S.F. (242 King) and Oakland (2100 Franklin) locations, Umami Burger will launch a game-day special, with $2 select draft beers, $3 truffle fries, $4 sliders (Manly, Hatch, or Truffle burgers), and $5 Umami wings.

Hoodline Tours Chinatown’s Ghost Signs

They’re not all food, of course, but this photoessay does cover my all-time favorite defunct sign in San Francisco, Eastern Bakery at Grant Avenue and Commercial Place. (Bonus: This blog post is but Part One!)

Bill Murray Tended Bar at His Son’s Restaurant in Brooklyn This Weekend

Noted hipster-bait and 65-year-old master of dry comedy Bill Murray was an hour late to a bar shift at his son Homer’s place River Styx in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but he drew lines stretching around the block. Well-known to be a tequila fan, Murray apparently doesn’t know how to make a Bellini and didn’t feel like serving one guy until he took his hat off, but if you want to make his signature drink of the evening, a perfumey-sounding vodka-and-amaro cocktail called a Depth Finder, The New York Times has it.

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