Things to do for October 18, 2017

Anchor Brewing Opens a Taproom and Salt & Staw Takes Hayes Valley

Your New Friday Burger Is Also Somewhere in Here

By Joe Starkey

Wednesday
Thursday
The Fresh Italian Pasta You Seek
GOOD COMPANY

The Fresh Italian Pasta You Seek

The people behind Donato Enoteca, CRU and Desco have opened a new spot in Berkeley. And it's a good spot, what with the frequently rotating menu complete with anything from housemade salumi to fresh pastas for all your post-Cal-game Italian needs. Which are specific needs.

Friday
Quick, to the New Friday Lunch at Fiorella
HAVE A MEATBALL

Quick, to the New Friday Lunch at Fiorella

Popular neighborhood restaurant Fiorella has launched a new lunch on Fridays. Swing by with some work people and grab seats on the patio while meatball subs or their glorious burger (previously only available on Tuesdays) materialize before your very eyes. A server will place them there, but you get it.

Salt & Straw Gives You Yet Another Opportunity to Eat Ice Cream
SALT OF THE EARTH

Salt & Straw Gives You Yet Another Opportunity to Eat Ice Cream

Salt & Straw, that beloved ice cream shop with seasonal and location-based flavors, is about to open their second San Francisco location in Hayes Valley. Come for the classic Almond Brittle With Salted Ganache, stay for the seasonal Essence of Ghost. Mmm, ghost essence.

Opens Oct 20, Salt & Straw, 586 Hayes St (at Laguna), 415-549-7445

Saturday
Light a Candle, Fire Up Netflix and Pretend You Made This Dinner
SIDE HUSTLE

Light a Candle, Fire Up Netflix and Pretend You Made This Dinner

Belloti has just expanded with a smaller side shop offering their homemade pastas, along with some quick dishes that you can enjoy there or take to-go. Meaning you can totally pretend you made those agnolotti yourself.

Now soft-open, Belloti Bottega, 4001-B Piedmont Ave (at 40th), Oakland, 510-350-7619

What Else Is New

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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