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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[Map by Google]

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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A great idea [Mexican cuisine]

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[via Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

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!

Fernet meme

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[via @posinina]

Sensational salsa bar blunder

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Our pal Ticklefight describes a very unique feeling:

Tfw your mostly filled salsa cup somehow slips out of your hand into the salsa bin, becoming 90% submerged, and you look around to see if anyone notices while you fish it out with your filthy hands

Oh dear.

[Photo by Erin]

Award-winning avocado margarita, this week only

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Available tonight (11/1) and tomorrow (11/2) only.

[via Beretta on Instagram]

Saturday night is “Ladies Night” at Taqueria Vallarta

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Here’s the deal:

Ladies come in between 4p.m. and 7p.m. Buy a Beer and recieve a Free Taco. Also Ladies recieve 10% off your order from 4-7p.m. Dont miss this Saturday!

Every Saturday. RSVP and invite your friends!

(Thanks, Josh!)

Eating at the counter at Zante’s is pretty fun

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I ate at the counter at Zante’s last night and it was pretty fun, and it reminded me of the time I did it 9 years ago, and blogged about it here:

You get to watch the hustle and bustle, and if you order Zante’s “Best Indian Pizza” by the slice, your slice comes out hotter and crisper and more fully loaded than usual. Also, they have Lowenbrau.

I didn’t notice any Lowenbrau, but other than that it’s all still true I think, and now my phone takes way better pics.