Things to do for December 07, 2016

The All-French-Dip Restaurant You Never Knew You Needed

And the Holiday Gifts You Did

By Lauren Sloss

Wednesday
Thursday
An Important Addition to Your Lunch Canon
MOTZE BALL

An Important Addition to Your Lunch Canon

You’ll recall Motze, that Japanese-influenced temporary restaurant from Nick Balla and Cortney Burns of Bar Tartine. Well, they’re serving lunch now, meaning your midday lunches suddenly include 100% more ginger noodles with sunflower tahini and rice bowls loaded with spicy chicken, sausage and schmaltz. You heard us. Schmaltz.

Friday
They Do French Dips and Only French Dips
DIP IT GOOD

They Do French Dips and Only French Dips

A magnificent pile of meat on a crusty roll with some jus for dipping. That’s precisely what you’ll get at Dip, a new French-dip-centric restaurant with fillings ranging from classic roast beef to porchetta to leg of lamb. In conclusion: meat.

Opens Dec 9, Dip, 1318 Grant Ave (near Vallejo), 415-757-0775, see the menu

Saturday
A Holiday Market You Can Actually Get Behind
STYLE POINTS

A Holiday Market You Can Actually Get Behind

Holiday markets can be... challenging. Not so when they’re held at Heath Ceramics and feature things you’d actually like to gift or own from the Citizenry, Mt. Washington Pottery and plenty of others. Consider the fact that it’s in close proximity to Tartine Manufactory a very happy coincidence.

Dec 10, 10am-5pm; Dec 11, 10am-3pm; Heath Ceramics, 2900 18th St (between Alabama and Florida), 415-361-5552

Sunday
Vinyl and Whiskey and Welcome Stranger and You
WORLD RECORDS

Vinyl and Whiskey and Welcome Stranger and You

Whiskey and vinyl. Sounds like a nice little Sunday. So, no reason not to stop by Welcome Stranger as they celebrate their new in-store pop-up from record label Light in the Attic. You’ll listen to records. You’ll drink Seven Stills whiskey. You’ll go home and probably do it all over again.

And on Sundays, We Fried Chicken
CHICKEN DANCE

And on Sundays, We Fried Chicken

Two Birds/One Stone is already your go-to for California-inspired yakitori from brand-name chefs. Now, it’s your go-to for Sunday night family-style Korean fried-chicken feasts. Kimchi-brined whole fried chicken tossed in Korean “buffalo” sauce, anyone? You don’t have to answer that.

Sundays, 5:30-8:30pm, Two Birds/One Stone, 3020 St. Helena Hwy N (near Byrd Hill), St. Helena, 707-302-3777

Lauren Sloss requires a climate that allows her to wear motorcycle boots daily. She likes her bourbon neat and her martinis dirty, and would like to be the lead singer of a punk rock band when she grows up.

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