Plus Patxi's rolls out a new menu, Mateo's Taqueria is opening in the Uber HQ, and Walnut Creek gets a very large rooftop bar and restaurant called ROOFTOP.
[jump] All You Can Drink Anchor Steam at Kilowatt Tonight
They're having an AIDS/Lifecycle fundraiser tonight, from 7-9 p.m.
Patxi's Pizza Has a New Menu, with Six Piadine
Patxi's Pizza, which has locations in Denver and Seattle as well as California, has created a new menu with six piadine — Italian flatbreads filled with cheese, cold cuts, or vegetables — inspired by the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna in Italy. They're all priced at $8.95-$9.95 and the one that looks the most interesting is the Uptown (herb-roasted chicken, artichoke dip, Parmesan, fontina, baby arugula, radicchio, extra virgin olive oil, and lemon).
ROOFTOP is a Rooftop Bar That Is Open in Walnut Creek
It's really no longer possible to slag off Walnut Creek. There is now a giant rooftop bar, called ROOFTOP , that can accommodate 180 people (and it's got a raw bar!). Chef Justine Kelly's menu is also quite massive, with Wild Gulf Shrimp Risotto, Braised Short Ribs, and a very long wine list.
Cookiebar No. 2 Opens Tomorrow
Tomorrow, Friday, April 29, Alameda's Cookbiebar will open a second location in Old Oakland (518 Eighth St.) with free scoops of ice cream starting at 11 a.m. A part of the C.R.E.A.M. empire, it's got 20 ice cream flavors such as ube, Fruity Pebbles, peanut butter chocolate pretzel and cookies like double chocolate chip and snickerdoodle.
Unsanitary Noodles Are Gross Yet Widespead
Eww, eww, eww. Inside Scoop reports that Kung Wo Food Products in the Mission is in hot water because of possible bacterial contamination and workers “rinsing their bare hands, rags and buckets after using the rags and buckets to clean the production area with detergent.”
Mateo's Taqueria Opening Up on Market
Hoodline reports that Mateo's Taqueria (2471 Mission) will open a second location at 1455 Market (a.k.a. Uber HQ) as the building's renovation has opened up space for more eateries besides McDonald's and Happy Donuts. It will be takeout-only, and open this summer.
The Guy Who Write the Mr. Softee Jingle Has Died
The New York Times gives the full obit treatment to Les Waal, whose cacophonous ditty Michael Bloomberg once tried to ban from NYC streets.