The burger at the Tradesman has peanut butter AND cheese on it, and it rules

Sounds weird I know, but it ruled.

The Tradesman, if you don’t know, is a new spot on Alabama Street just off the 20th Street Corridor. They’re open for lunch and dinner and have sidewalk seating and beer and wine and a BURGER WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND CHEESE ON IT THAT RULES.

Here’s a pretty cool photo of the burger beef aging:

Help chef Anthony Myint open a radical new restaurant

Anthony’s done tons for the Mission. From those wild-west early days at Mission Street Food, to the worldwide phenomenon that is Mission Chinese Food, and of course the advent of the Mission Burger — he’s been there for all of it. (And all of his projects are constantly raising money for local charities.)

Now’s a chance to give back. He’s opening a new restaurant called the Perennial in the Mid-Market area, with an aim toward completely reinventing the way restaurants source their stuff and expend energy. It’s gonna be greener than green. It could change the world, solve climate change. But they need a little help getting started:

For donating to the Kickstarter, you’ll receive great rewards like CSA boxes, the Mission Street Food book, or even private dinners at the Perennial once it’s open.

New signage for new Emmy’s!

As we mentioned last month, our favorite spaghetti shack will be taking over the former El Zocalo space (RIP) very soon. And according to Emmy’s Instagram, the (meat)ball is rolling along steadily!

Drink of the Week: Orange-and-black tallboy-and-a-shot combo

Stiegl Radler and a shot of Fernet Branca! Go Giants!

(Available at Pop’s Bar and probably other bars.)

[via Jess]

Rainbow Grocery Cafe to grandly open this Friday!

Rainbow‘s little cafe is finally here! The party is all day long, and there’ll be free samples and vendors such as Stumptown Coffee and Starter Bakery will be doing demos:

We have worked with Stumptown Coffee Roasters to learn how to brew their highest quality (and most ethically grown) beans with the most delicious results possible. We will offer brewed coffee as well as a variety of espresso drinks off our beautiful La Marzocco espresso machine. An unparalleled selection of teas from our large Bulk Tea selection will be available. We use Strauss organic whole milk in all steamed drinks and offer Pacific Unsweetened Almond milk as a non-dairy alternative. Our menu includes fresh baked pastries from Starter Bakery.

The cafe is open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 9am-3pm.

Drink of the Week: Newfangled variation on classic SF drink the Bottom of the Bay

If you haven’t had a Bottom of the Bay, check out the Bottom of the Bay.

This week’s Drink of the Week is a variation, which we tried last night for the first time. Instead of the draft Drake’s Imperial Stout, we used the new Narwhal Imperial Stout from Sierra Nevada. And instead of Fernet Branca, we used Fernet Lazzaroni (purchased over the weekend at Royal Cuckoo Market, along with some Swedish Punsch.) And instead of dropping a shot of the Fernet into the stout, we just poured a little in.

It was pretty damn good. Especially now that winter’s here ;)

Now let’s rock:

The brunch unicorn

[via hello, cheetle.]

Check out our previous unicorn coverage below.

Eagle Donuts to close forever on Monday

Speaking of donuts… Bernalwood delivers some sad news:

It’s no one’s fault; Change is the only constant. Eagle Donuts opened in 1994, and Sherry from behind the counter — that’s Sherry, above — told Bernalwood she’s been here the entire time. She said rising rents weren’t so much of an issue. She said donuts just aren’t a very lucrative product these days, and costs keep going up. Milk prices, sugar prices, the minimum wage… all going up. Basically, Sherry said, after 20 years, it’s time to move on.

So on Monday, Eagle Donuts will close forever.

Stop in this weekend to get a final taste, and wish Sherry all the best.

Read on for more info and lots more pics.

‘Hypster favorite’

[via Paul Suway]

Pink Zebra is open!

Following in the grand tradition of Mission Chinese Food and Mission Street Food before it, Pink Zebra is now open inside Tao Yin Restaurant on 20th Street! Eater SF reports:

Traditional yakitori, oshizushi (a sushi variation made in a pressed mold, here with ocean trout), Japanese pickles, and menchi-zushi (meat croquettes) over rice are all offered in the 40-seat dining room, with shareable plates in the $14-16 range. There’s also a sushi counter that seats five, where diners can sample an omakase meal (in the $75 range) of nigiri, pickles, and other traditional small plates. The menu will change regularly, especially in these early days, so definitely arrive expecting some surprises from Koide and teammate Rio Sakai. Tao Yin will continue to offer takeout, and retain a handful of tables for its own use.

It’ll be like when MSF first moved indoors, way back in 2008.

Anyway, Pink Zebra is open Thursday-Saturday and Monday. Read on for more details.