Things to do for April 19, 2017

A Bunch of Damn Good Chefs Are Making Pal’s Take Away That Much Better

And, No, We Didn’t Forget the 4/20 Party

By Joe Starkey

Wednesday
Thursday
Today in Noodle-Slurping Lunch News...
UDON WITH THE WIND

Today in Noodle-Slurping Lunch News...

Here’s a new noodle spot on Market where you start with a base like braised sliced beef, then add on toppings like soft-boiled eggs and tempura, then eat those things for lunch. And here’s the part where we leave those self-explanatory words right there.

A Grand Celebration of All Things 4/20
IT’S EASY BEING GREEN

A Grand Celebration of All Things 4/20

Since no 20th of April would be complete without a sizable party that includes DJs, dancing and a courtyard filled with weed and weed-adjacent miscellany, here’s exactly one of those.

Friday
Another One of Those Raw-Fish-in-a-Bowl Spots
FISHING EXPEDITION

Another One of Those Raw-Fish-in-a-Bowl Spots

Here to offer a slightly healthier option than donuts the size of your head on Polk: Ahi Poki Bowl. It’s the first San Francisco iteration of the popular bowl spot where you can choose from nine different fish options and add toppings to your heart’s content. Mmm, toppings.

A Bunch of Damn Good Chefs Are Making Pal’s Take Away That Much Better
TAKE THAT

A Bunch of Damn Good Chefs Are Making Pal’s Take Away That Much Better

To celebrate their ninth anniversary, Pal’s Take Away is unveiling a series of guest-chef-created sandwiches. To give you a feel for what you’re in for, Friday’s is a panko-fried pork tonkatsu number with spicy mustard and fig sauce, and Tuesday’s involves rotisserie duck breast bacon from Josey Baker. It’s a midafternoon miracle.

Various dates through May, Pal’s Take Away, 478 25th St (between Telegraph and Broadway), Oakland, 415-203-4911

Saturday
Bet You’ve Never Done This With a Date Before
VIRTUAL REALITY CHECK

Bet You’ve Never Done This With a Date Before

Anyone can take a date to dinner and a movie. Anyone can also go to the park for a virtual reality extravaganza where you’ll play around with Oculus Rift and Google Earth VR and randomly interact with Hamlet. But that last one’s a little harder to pull off.

Joe Starkey is the tallest person in the room 90% of the time. He enjoys liquors that aren’t smoky, dive bars that are, and has a vague dread that someone, somewhere might be having more fun than him.

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