We can’t just tell you dress shoes are better when they’re handmade; when a craftsman had to painstakingly cut, shape and burnish each piece of leather; when he had to gingerly hammer in the sole that took days to create. That’s one of those things you just have to feel to believe.
Things to do for May 11, 2016
Presidio Twilight Is Back. Laszlo Is Back. The Weekend Is Back.
Just like riding a weekend.
Shoes. Guitars. Beer. Tonight.
Us: Hey, there’s a party at Anchor Brewing tonight.
You: Great, I’m in.
Us: It’s being thrown by SFMade and there will be all kinds of locally made things like shoes and guitars and snacks. Plus beer, of course.
You: Yeah... still in.
Presidio Twilight Is Back. It Brought Fire Pits and Cabanas.
Off the Grid at the Presidio: always a good time. Particularly during Thursday evening Twilight Presidio events, which start this week and involve things like new barbecue and dumpling trucks, plus first-come, first-served fire pits and cabanas. So maybe go first.
Look What Laszlo Just Did to Itself
Laszlo, that not-un-great bar next to Foreign Cinema, is about to reopen tomorrow after a significant refresh involving a movie-inspired drink list, a new DJ setup and lineup, and bar food up to and including Foreign Cinema’s madras fried chicken in sandwich form. Teamwork, people.
The Dumpling Mother Ship Has Landed
Din Tai Fung, arguably the single greatest soup dumpling spot in all the land, has finally opened a location in the Bay Area. 1) It’s in Santa Clara. 2) It will be crowded. 3) It will have dumplings filled with molten soup broth and sometimes black truffles. 4) You’re gone now, aren’t you?
And Now You’ve Come to the New-Brunch Part
There are two days in the weekend. Monk’s Kettle has a new brunch that happens on both of those days. It has things like breakfast sandwiches on pretzel buns, corned beef and potato hash, and Spanish tortillas with potatoes and scallions. We trust you’ll do the right thing with this information.