Malort in San Francisco! (?)

Our pal Paul (of the “Drink of the Week” segment on’s “Weak Ledes” show starring Nick Pal, formerly of the “Drink of the Week” column on Mission Mission) points out that Trick Dog has some kind of Malort!

(Somebody on Twitter points out that it’s not actual Malort, so to Malort lovers it’ll probably be like when I order a Fernet at some weird bar and they give me the “Fernet” that’s made in Colorado: it’s fine but it’s not Fernet.)

In any case, possibly really good news for Malort lovers probably? And also, does anyplace in this town have actual Malort?

Pal’s Take Away celebrates 5 years in the Mission with fab lineup of guest chefs!

Check this OUT:

Happy birthday, Pal’s! Can’t wait!!

(Thanks for the tip, Simon!)

Colonialism and racism and gentrification and waffles

Reader Amy Y. has been following a little spat being played out on the facade of Linea Caffe (which houses the waffle shop Lt. Waffle). It started with a little promotional signage featuring the visage of some Belgian guy from history, which begat an angry flyer:

Here’s the rant up close:

And the response from the Lt. Waffle crew:

Gotta love that Anthony Myint. (And daaaaaaaaamn, those waffles.)

(Thanks, Amy!)

Rice Paper Scissors begins regular brunch (and dim sum) service this weekend

Rice Papers Scissors moved into its new headquarters in the Mission earlier this year, and this weekend they complete the transition with the start of BRUNCH! Their New Year’s Day brunches have *saved my life* several years in a row now, so being able to experience a similar menu every Saturday and Sunday is going to be killer.

They’ve got some dim sum, they’ve got banh mi, they’ve got pho, they’ve got eggs — and they’ve got brunch drinks with alcohol in them! What more do you need??

View the full menu here.

RSVP and invite your friends to Saturday’s kickoff here.

La Rondalla is hiring!

[via Ariel Dovas on Twitter]

A rare opportunity to eat some Bike Basket Pies pie tonight

Nattles from Bike Basket Pies makes an appearance in this new book Ms. American Pie, and they’re celebrating its release with an event tonight at Omnivore Books! Here’s what Nattles has to say:

My friend Beth is releasing a memoir & cookbook and is demo-ing pies & speaking at Omnivore Books this Friday, April 11th! I’ll be there with fresh baked Shaker Orange pies (my recipe is in her book, too!) Join us!

Can’t wait!

Is it bad that you’re dying to eat at La Movida just to eat the spaghetti Björk ate?

No way dude

Look at this salad

Only at Rice Paper Scissors.

[via DJ Ben Russo]

Drink of the Week: El-ahrairah!

For years I’ve been trying to come up with a carrot juice-based brunch drink. The tomato juice-based Bloody Mary is one of the most famous and beloved drinks of all time, so why not something with carrot, right? About a decade ago I tried something involving a ton of carrot juice and a ton of Ketel One, and a whole banana as garnish. It was a waste of a ton of carrot juice and a ton of Ketel One and a whole banana.

Now, I’m not saying the El-ahrairah is gonna join the Bloody Mary in the cocktail hall of fame, but it is damn good. The ginger helps mellow the carrot, and the dark rum stands up to all of it better than Ketel One would.

And it goes great with Barrelhead Brewhouse‘s BRUNCH POUTINE.

Cheeto cock

[via Meesha]