Things to do for November 14, 2013

The Weekender

Grilled-Cheese Cake: A New Weekend Essential

Brevity is the soul of weekend.

Thursday
Sam’s Chowder House, Part Deux
PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM’S

Sam’s Chowder House, Part Deux

You go to Sam’s, you better see lobster rolls and chowder just... everywhere. The new one in Palo Alto makes that happen, as expected, but you might also want to explore new stuff like house-cured Monterey Bay sardines or blue-crab-and-artichoke fritters. Just throwing it out there.

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A Night with Spike Jonze

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A Night with Spike Jonze

Tonight, you could grab a date and do dinner and a movie... or meet for a couple mixed drinks made with Hennessy Black, then get to the Battery for a massive film-industry party where you’ll hang out with Spike Jonze and Alexander Payne for a while. Yeah, probably that.

411: Nov 14, 6pm, Inaugural Fall Celebration presented by the San Francisco Film Society, The Battery, 717 Battery St (at Pacific), tickets here or call 415-561-5028
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Finally. Ala Romana Is Here.
ALA GOOD THINGS

Finally. Ala Romana Is Here.

You know the saying: “When in Rome, feast on pumpkin arancini and Sicilian wine in a dark, woodsy restaurant.” And: “When at the top of Nob Hill, do that at Ala Romana, the new Roman-themed place from the Allegro Romano owners.” That last one hasn’t caught on yet, but it’ll get there.

Now open, Ala Romana, 1098 Jackson St (at Taylor), 415-292-3699

Friday
So, Grilled-Cheese Cake Exists
TAKE THE CAKE

So, Grilled-Cheese Cake Exists

Grilled-cheese cake [gril-ed cheez keyk] (noun): a cake comprising 24 stacked grilled cheese sandwiches, made with sharp cheddar and monterey jack on levain bread and slathered in cheddar cheese frosting.
Origin: American Grilled Cheese Kitchen.
Synonyms: monstrosity, game changer.

Saturday
Elixir Is 10. There Will Be Brisket.
PERFECT 10

Elixir Is 10. There Will Be Brisket.

You’ve got to admit, Elixir’s 10th birthday is a pretty big deal—because it’s also Elixir’s 155th birthday. Here’s a quick refresher. 1858: the corner saloon was born. 2003: current owners took over. 2013: you go have some celebratory barbecue and punch. Banner years, all.

Sunday
Attain Dodgeball Nobility Like So
THE ARTFUL DODGERS

Attain Dodgeball Nobility Like So

There are two reasons to dodge balls on Sunday. The first is that at dodgeball tournaments, it’s a pretty wise strategy to do so. The second is that at this particular dodgeball tournament, all proceeds go to four different local charities. Your trademark duck-and-dive just got 23% more graceful.

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