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Pal’s Take Away is back in SF! Fridays only, at Birba Wine Bar in Hayes Valley

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After a long absence from San Francisco, Pal’s is back!!! Every Friday at this place Birba, which is an acclaimed but modest little neighborhood wine bar full of nice people and plenty of places to sit and scarf a big ol’ Pal’s sandwich.

And despite the long absence, the sandwiches are just as we remember them — big and rich and full of character and freshness and fun flavors and textures. (And when we went a couple Fridays back, the menu was very familiar — 4 or 5 sandwiches to choose from, including that legendary Lao sausage.)

It’s 11:30am to 3ish, every Friday now. Birba is in Hayes Valley, yes, but think of it more like a 5-minute bike ride from Zeitgeist:

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Here are a couple more closeups, courtesy of the Pal’s Take Away Instagram, to help warm up your tastebuds:

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BagelMacher now making bagels at PizzaHacker on Sundays!

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Jeff from PizzaHacker called to tell us the news. Here are the facts:

  • It’s Sundays from 10:30am to 1pm for now (but they hope to expand those hours, and do Saturdays too)
  • They’re making just 150 bagels each Sunday for now (so please don’t order a dozen just yet)
  • Jeff was making bagels even before he started got into the pizza biz (so he knows what he’s doing)
  • Coffee and mimosas are available too (very important)
  • The menu is short but exciting (check it out after the jump)

Thanks, Jeff!

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Rice Paper Scissors celebrates 7 years of poppin’ up!

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RPS is still due to open their very own place at 22nd Folsom at some point in the near future, but this week they’re celebrating their lucky number 7th birthday at Rhea’s Cafe at 20th and Bryant! Can’t wait!!!!! Here’s the invite:

RPS Turns Seven
Thursday, March 1st
6-10pm

Join us for a pop-up dinner at Rhea’s Cafe to celebrate our seven-year anniversary and the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. We’re popping up at Rhea’s because we love their food and diner vibe and also because we want to start doing events close to our future restaurant home.

We’ll be offering table service, with food available for take-out. Look forward to celebrating with you!

Valerie and Katie

RSVP and invite your friends! And browse the full menu after the jump:

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Longtime SF concertgoer remembers SF’s long lost concert venues

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Our pal Dan Strachota, longtime big cheese at Rickshaw Stop, tonight gives a talk about the rich history of SF’s bygone concert venues:

“Bring the Noise, Bring Defunct: A Personal History of SF’s Deceased Music Venues” by Dan Strachota

You’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: The San Francisco music scene is dead! All the cool venues are getting shut down! Everything used to be so much better here! Is it all really true? Dan will attempt to answer these questions by taking a walk down memory lane, uncovering the amazing and wild music venues of the past—and finding out just what happened to them.

Dan has written about music for SF Weekly, San Francisco magazine, SPIN.com, and the East Bay Express. He’s also the talent buyer at Rickshaw Stop and Phono Del Sol.

I think he’s on on the early side, so don’t be tardy! RSVP and invite your friends!

And now, a couple personal remembrances of long lost concert venues, to whet your whistle:

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[via Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

Hot new look for spring: HAZMAT party in the Mission!

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SF Fire has more pics of the fun here.

Sauce addiction in the Tenderloin

[via Enos]

Last chance for FOB Kitchen!

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(For now.) FOB Kitchen, the place we once called “The Best Restaurant in the Mission,” is leaving their perma-popup situation at Gashead Tavern on Mission Street and looking for a truly permanent space of their own (possibly not in the Mission😭)

Tomorrow night is “The Last Supper”:

It’s FOB Kitchen’s final night at Gashead Tavern and we’d love to see you there!

We’ll be opening up an hour early at 5pm and servin’ up all your favorites, so come get your FOB Kitchen fix to hold you over for a while!

Come celebrate the last few years, and toast to the future with us!

Many MANY thanks to everyone for your continued love and support!

RSVP and invite your friends!

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Allan Hough

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Biographical Info:

"I joked that living in the Mission would be the end of me. And there were nights where it felt like the case.

One night I went out with my friend Allan to the bar that no one goes to on 16th Street, where I lost half my drink and money on the dance floor. Later we skated down 16th to Evelyn Lee, where I fell off my board and landed on my head as the 22 bus sped past behind me. A sobering moment. At the bar, I sulked and nursed my wounds until Allan put on Amy Winehouse’s 'Valerie.' We danced, he dipped me, and I felt better."

— My pal Valerie, writing about life in the Mission