Pay for drinks ordered but otherwise, education is free every third Thursday of the month, starting this week. They're on the right track with the first workshop: Tequila is the "subject" and bar snacks are supplied to munch as you "study.” Sorry, but you can't get course credit for this one.
East Bay News:
Zax Tavern morphs into Sidebar
It wasn't without a sense of loss that locals saw Berkeley long-timer Zax Tavern, close in 2007. But now, after a wait, the Zax crew just opened Sidebar, a gastropub serving surprisingly affordable plates (like stuffed portobello mushrooms, oven-roasted poussin, double-cut pork chops, all in the $6-19 range). The place wins further points by being open pretty much all day. The bar is stocked with plenty of beers on tap or by the bottle and a cocktail menu from none other than Absinthe's master-mixologist, Johnny Raglin.
542 Grand Avenue Oakland
Palo Alto is spruced up with Mayfield Bakery & Cafe
Spruce is the kind of SF restaurant that shows up on Top 10 lists and gets rave reviews. Palo Alto locals or those who head down the Peninsula can hit a brand new second restaurant, Mayfield Bakery and Cafe. It's a French cafe-style bistro serving lunch and dinner, as well as a cafe issuing coffee and pastries all day long. Yes, Spruce's quality level remains but the vibe is decidedly more low-key.
Town & Country Village
855 El Camino Real
SF's first urban hunting club? The Bull Moose Hunting Society is here
Um, a club where for only a $50 one time fee to be a part of the club for life, you can learn the ins-and-outs of safe gun use, the permit process, how to clean, gut, butcher and vacuum-seal your meat... and share quality meat tastings with fellow hunters? Can this be San Francisco? If the Bull Moose Hunting Society has anything to say about it, this'll be a new kind of breed: the urban hunter who conscientiously prepares and shares his/her spoils of wild boar, pheasant and deer. Join BMHS this Thursday, Feb. 19, for their very first 'meat and greet' (yes, I know) at the society's headquarters.
561 Baker Street # 8
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