There are plenty of times an engraved champagne sabre might come in handy. When opening a bottle of champagne, of course. Or when reenacting a very fancy Zoro scene. Or when going off-registry for a wedding gift. Like they always say: the couple that sabres together, stays together.
Things to do for June 21, 2017
A Sunny Beer Garden Rears Its Beautiful Head
And Alfred’s Is Back to Fill the Giant Steakhouse-Sized Hole in Your HeartBy Joe Starkey
A Light Show Where Light Shows Don’t Normally Happen
You have a date tonight, but you’re not quite sure what to do. That’s one scenario. Another is that you have a date tonight, and you go to the Conservatory of Flowers, which has been refitted to have a light show displayed on it set to live music. Your call.
Today in New Places to Eat Pita Sandwiches...
Sebaba has opened a second location in FiDi, meaning your lunches can now include pita sandwiches filled with anything from falafel to ground beef kebab to their 300-minute egg, a traditional North African recipe that requires five hours of roasting. Unless they already included those things, in which case, carry on.
Good Thing You Like Your Block Parties Weird
Novela, that one bar that uses books as decorations, is throwing a four-year anniversary block party tomorrow complete with BBQ, a live ’80s and ’90s cover band and a general Wizard of Oz theme. Do with that information what you will.
It’s Not a Tourist Trap If It’s a Sunny Beer Garden Instead
As a San Franciscan, you would never opt to brave Ghirardelli Square when you have the option not to. Nope, not for any reason. Unless, of course, that reason was the fact that San Francisco Brewing Co. is opening a beer garden there on Friday and the forecast calls for record-breaking heat.
You Can’t Keep a Good Steakhouse Down
After almost 90 years in the legendary-steakhouse game, San Francisco mainstay Alfred’s is coming back on Saturday after the fire that forced them to close last year. They’ve refreshed the space and added a few new dishes like smoked trout roe and tater tots with crème fraîche. They left the steak.
What Else Is New
Meanwhile, Over on UrbanDaddy.com
We’re documenting Trump’s crimes against good taste, giving you a sneak peek at Public School’s high-end take on retro Air Jordans and highlighting five of the most random things you can pick up at Keith Richards’s auction this Saturday. Which, unsurprisingly, includes his leopard-print stiletto chair.