Things to do for February 17, 2011
Beer Cocktails, Mixtapes and Roller Disco
The weekend knows Sunday is the new Saturday.
We’re not exactly sure what the Indie Film Fest and roller disco have to do with one another, but we’re willing to find out at this four-wheeled, beer-influenced indie film wrap party. Maybe Sundance should take some notes.
Sunday Brunch Now at Twenty Five Lusk
Since it opened, the best spot here has been fire orb–side, all the way through until last call. Now you can return for morning cocktails like Creole Coffee on Sundays along with Lobster Benedict and a side of cinnamon donuts. The fire orbs aren’t going anywhere.
Ah, the ’80s—the decade when mixtapes became relics. Resurrecting this bygone pastime (with a nod to the digital age by allowing CDs and flash drives) is the Mixtape Society. Compete for best mix with the theme “Guilty Pleasures,” or bring in a mix and get a free drink. In other words, everybody wins.
SF Beer Week has been predictably heavy on the beer. So it’s a refreshing change when seven bartenders from places like Smuggler’s Cove, Bourbon & Branch and 15 Romolo whip up beer cocktails with tequila, rye whiskey and single malts in a mix-off contest—using the term “brawl” loosely.
In a UN-like feat of butchery, this five-course beef and Belgian beer event involves three butchers—one from Italy and two representing the USA—putting their skills to good use. They’ll be making dishes like deconstructed bánh mì with beef heart and Argentine Matambre. In this case, Belgium is like the new Switzerland...