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Things to do for May 30, 2013
A New A16, a New Café and Happy Negroni Week
Whistle while you weekend.
A Place Called Gaslamp Café Just Opened
The best thing about new lunch spots is... well, they’re new lunch spots. Take this one, for example. It’s called the Gaslamp Café. They’re making all kinds of clubs, Reubens and Cajun chicken sandwiches over there. That’s happening right now. So you should go. Right now.
First, the bad news: SFMOMA is closed until 2016-ish. Now, the good news: SFMOMA is throwing a 24-hour party on Saturday to kill some time. We’d suggest killing it with them. Something about free admission, all-night gallery access and live-art variety shows. Whatever those are.
A16 Does Oakland. You Rejoice.
You and A16 have history together. Neapolitan pie history. Gnocchi history. But it’s time to look to the future now. And... Oakland. Because a new A16 opens there this weekend. Look for a heavier seafood-and-crudo focus at this one. Also, a full cocktail program and a 1,500-bottle-strong wine cellar. That’ll do.
Chrissy’s Waffles is about to do that thing again. You know, the one where they pop up at various places and start making you things like bacon-and-black-pepper waffles and pairing them with prosecco. Anyway, that’s happening at Biondivino next. Looks like you’re going to Biondivino.
Negroni Week exists. And it’s this one. It’s this week. Everybody’s throwing parties and whatnot. But Sunday... that’s your time to shine. Hit Local Edition for a huge honky-tonk-themed party complete with Negroni pork tacos and a DJ spinning old country tunes. And presumably cocktails made with gin and vermouth.