You'll want to eat and drink downstairs too, but the 35-seater '50s Vegas casino-inspired, speakeasy-ish room where you'll feast on filet mignon and prime rib prepped by ex-Slow Club and Bar Tartine chefs—is worth walking up a flight or two.
Things to do for May 07, 2009
Speakeasy Dining, Endless Kimchi and McQueen's Bike
The weekend wants to give a shout-out to Mom.
Following in the Nick's Crispy Tacos/Rouge footsteps, Tajine and Heights look to be your other standby eatery/nightclub combo down the street. Fill up on Moroccan specialties like tajines (naturally) and basteya in prix fixe or à la carte form, then in true Nick's/Rouge fashion, get a quick bite and go.
Not that you need a reason to go to Carmel, but Quail Lodge's 100-long lineup of classic sports and racing
bikes—including the '63 Triumph driven by Steve McQueen—set up on the lawn of the driving range
would be one.
Weigh in on your pick for the best iteration of Korea's national delicacy at Saturday's kimchi extravaganza. Even though this pickled dish is traditionally made with spicy cabbage, no vegetable is off the table for the competition—consider that fair warning.
You can probably thank foggy days for the lack of rooftop oases in this city, but we're happy to report that, as of Sunday, you can add the SFMOMA's—with sculptures, city views and Blue Bottle Coffee (starting Tuesday)—to that short list.
Down a bacon-infused bourbon old-fashioned or two, then watch 4505 Meats' Ryan Farr butcher and prep a 200-pound pig for the grill. If that's not enough, there's also rotisserie pork, corn dogs, sausages and the crowd-favorite chicharrones for your devouring pleasure.