Thursday Nine: Atelier Crenn Ditches Tips, Cajun Pacific's Crawfish Boil

Plus Bi-Rite gets recognized by the house organ of the plutocracy, more weird shit at Madrone Art Bar, and some fun Super Bowl parties.

[jump] Atelier Crenn Goes Tipless
Inside Scoop caught that as of Monday, Feb. 1, Atelier Crenn will go all-inclusive. The $220-per-person menu (not including a tax and 20 percent service charge) will bump up to $298.

Spend Your Superb Owl at Elixir
There are a lot of Super Bowl parties happening, but Elixir has been doing it right for 13 years now. With $3 off of Cutty Sark Prohibition Scotch shots and cocktails, $3 off the Golden Hydrant cocktail (a dollar of which help Lake County recover from the summer's fires) and, best of all, free barbecue for people who are boozing it up. Elixir opens at noon. Best to get there very, very early. 
Elixir, 3200 16th St., 415-552-1613 or

Alternately, Go to Brewcade For Sup Bro 50
Starting at 2 p.m., Brewcade will be getting loud and proud for the Big Game with complimentary popcorn, canned beer specials, and televised sport programming on the 11-foot projector and the 80-inch TV.
Brewcade, 2200 Market, #102,

Cajun Pacific Crawfish Boil at Brick and Mortar
Since you know what you'll be doing next Sunday, Feb. 7, Brick + Mortar Music Hall has got you covered for this Sunday. It'll host a crawfish boil from 2-6 p.m with music by The Brass Animals. The a la carte menu includes fried oysters with remoulade ($8), Cajun spiced potato chips ($5), and sweet beignets (three for $5).
Cajun Pacific Crawfish Boil, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2-6 p.m., $25-$30, at Brick + Mortar Music Hall, 1710 Mission,

Madrone Art Bar Incident Gets Weirder

Hoodline's Nuala Sawyer reported that, a month or so after an exhibit at Madrone Art Bar by Sawyer Forbes turned dada when he dressed up in a Santa suit and started harassing patrons, someone (possibly Sawyer himself, or a deputized proxy, or just a rando) came in and trashed the place. Anti-art!

Forbes Names Bi-Rite Market As One of America's Best Small Companies
Forbes has included S.F.'s own Bi-Rite among its list of the top 25 small businesses in the U.S., citing its commitment to working with local producers. Disclosure: I worked there for years, but I'm still surprised to see that this little company nets $44 million per year.

High Treason Opens in the Richmond
Eater caught that the excellently named wine bar High Treason has found a home in the Inner Richmond. Although only softly open for now (and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings at that) expect a menu to appear in two chunks, with a salad-sandwich-charcuterie wave followed by a stuff you can take on a picnic to the Presidio or Golden Gate Park. 
High Treason, 443 Clement,

Plenty of Microbeads in the Sea
My first post this morning was about how people are already trashing Dolores Park. If that wasn't enough, and you want to read about how there might be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050, please, have at it.

A Love Letter to Cracker Barrel
“If the veins of America are its Interstates, Cracker Barrel is a series of fat deposits, gently stanching their flow.” The New York Times publishes a fond recollection of a not-so-progressive “family” restaurant — by a Jezebel editor, of all people.

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