Your Perks: 1) A bottle of Dom Pérignon that looks like Björk designed it. Because she did. 2) Sustainably sourced Italian caviar that you’ll put on brioche or blinis or tiny spoons and enjoy. 3) Umbrellas that are so good, they’re worthy of bragging about. Which you’re allowed to do.
Things to do for February 10, 2016
Wine, Vinyl and Dominique Crenn’s New Restaurant
The weekend loves the way you look tonight.
New Café. New Ramen Joint. Our Pleasure.
For: Po’boys and cruffins filled with gruyère and prosciutto.
Now there’s: Corridor Café (pictured), a new breakfast and lunch café from the Stones Throw guys.
Now there’s: Mensho Tokyo, a famous Tokyo noodle shop that’s just opened its first US outpost here.
Just making your dreams come true, is all.
Hi. Here’s a Sex-Themed Seafood Dinner.
Nothing says Valentine’s night like a five-course seafood dinner. Especially when that dinner includes an informational session about how various sea creatures procreate. Like 69ing deep-sea squid. Yes, we’re serious. Yes, we should probably stop saying words now.
Records. Comics. Other Things.
Ah, the good old days. You know, when some of the best things in life could be found in little neighborhood shops specializing in hard-to-find records, comic books and magazines. Except maybe those days are now. And maybe that shop is Western Relics in the Inner Sunset. Maybe.
In Case Your Sunday Requires Wine...
Flatiron Wines just opened their first West Coast outpost in the Palace Hotel. You’ll find anything from solid table wines to hard-to-find collector vintages there. We’re not telling you because Valentine’s Day is coming up and this is incredibly urgent, we’re telling you because we care.
The Ace Up Your Valentine’s Day Sleeve
And speaking of Sunday, here’s Antoinette. It’s the newest spot from Dominique Crenn (she of Atelier Crenn and Petit Crenn fame). It’s a French brasserie-style spot in the Claremont hotel in Berkeley. Repeat: French restaurant with direct access to hotel rooms. You can’t make this stuff up.