Things to do for April 09, 2015

The Weekender

Sushi, an Opening Day Tailgate and a Thousand Frames

There’s no crying in weekend.

Thursday
A Couple of Book-Related Ideas
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A Couple of Book-Related Ideas

Every so often, the people at Chronicle Books say “F**k it,” and this epic warehouse sale becomes a thing: all books are 65% to 80% off.
Also, this literary salon just opened, with a bookstore, a café, performance space for things like comedy and open-mic night... and beer and wine to facilitate the open mic-ing.

Friday
Breakfast Burritos at the Transit Café
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Breakfast Burritos at the Transit Café

We went ahead and did the math for you. Equator coffee + breakfast burrito + views of the Golden Gate Bridge + all from the person behind the Commissary and Arguello = good morning.

Glasses Straight Out of Tokyo
FRAME MONSTER

Glasses Straight Out of Tokyo

Somewhere in Tokyo, there’s a store where Kanna the Robot makes eyeglasses. 1,200 frame options. Thirty minutes and you’re out. There’s a drive-through window, too. “Of course there is,” you think. There’s also their first US store, opening Friday on Powell Street. “Neat,” you think.

Opens Apr 10, JINS, 151 Powell St (at O’Farrell), 415-593-8431

Saturday
Chef Jiro Lin Thinks He’ll Stay Awhile
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Chef Jiro Lin Thinks He’ll Stay Awhile

Chef Jiro Lin is doing a guest stint at Saison, and... it’s kind of a big deal. Firefly squid from Toyama Bay, sea urchin and only eight seats at his counter. This could get out of hand, but in a pretty subdued way since you’re sitting at his counter.

Through May 30, $220 ($320 with beverage pairings), Saison, 178 Townsend St (near 3rd), reserve at 415-716-6008

Monday
Opening Day Oysters and Jerk Chicken
SLEEPING GIANTS

Opening Day Oysters and Jerk Chicken

On Monday, it only makes sense to take a pass on work for jerk-spiced wings with pineapple gastrique. Also on James Syhabout’s tailgating menu: smoked beef tri-tips. Po’boys. Oysters. Oh, and there’s some baseball going on across the street.

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