Things to do for April 11, 2018

Pool Parties at the Phoenix Hotel Mean It's Almost Summer

That, and There's Also Just a Ton of Grilled Cheese in Here

By Joe Starkey

Wednesday
It's a Power Bank. It's a Speaker. It's Essential.
FROM PERKS

It's a Power Bank. It's a Speaker. It's Essential.

Sure, this portable power bank can charge your phone multiple times at high speeds with its patented technology and save you countless headaches in the process, but... can it rock out? Yes. Yes it can. Because this 10,000mAh battery also happens to be a Bluetooth speaker. And 25% off.

Friday
This New Taproom Has a Bunch of Beer. Imagine That.
GHOST STORY

This New Taproom Has a Bunch of Beer. Imagine That.

Rumor has it, you love a good taproom from a local brewery. So it should come as welcome news that Ghost Town Brewing has opened their very own place to pour you some of their beers like Helles Awaits Lager and Cat Hoarder Porter. Hey, we don't make the rumors.

Saturday
Quick, to the New Filipino-Inspired Brunch Place
BISTRO MODE

Quick, to the New Filipino-Inspired Brunch Place

In the old Red Door Café space (RIP), 1608 Bistro is now open to serve you Filipino-inspired brunches every weekend featuring anything from pandan pancakes with coconut cream to ube French toast fritters. Likely with fewer phalluses than Red Door Café had.

Now open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-2pm, 1608 Bistro, 1608 Bush St (between Franklin and Gough), 415-346-1608

SoMa StrEat Food Park Is Celebrating Grilled Cheese and You Should, Too
SAY CHEESE

SoMa StrEat Food Park Is Celebrating Grilled Cheese and You Should, Too

"Isn't it a little absurd that everything has its own holiday?" Is exactly what you won't say as you and your friends head to SoMa StrEat Food Park for their celebration of National Grilled Cheese Day. Basically, almost everyone's making tricked-out grilled cheeses. Which is why you won't say that.

Sunday
Incoming: The Kickoff of Phoenix Hotel's Summer Pool Parties
POOL INTENTIONS

Incoming: The Kickoff of Phoenix Hotel's Summer Pool Parties

Summer is just around the corner. Which, among other things, signals the launch of Phoenix Hotel's poolside parties with DJs, summery cocktails and BBQ. Bring your sunglasses. And maybe a light sweater. Silly San Francisco.

Apr 15, 2-8pm, $50 (at door), Phoenix Hotel, 601 Eddy St (at Larkin), 415-776-1380

A James Beard Semi-Finalist Has Your Lunches in Mind
AFTERNOON DELIGHT

A James Beard Semi-Finalist Has Your Lunches in Mind

Lunch is good. Lunch is magical. Lunch deserves the latest offering from Alta Group, Dyafa. It's a new restaurant from a James Beard semi-finalist bringing you Syrian/Palestinian fare like braised lamb shank and mezze share plates with bread from their central bread hearth. Oh, and cocktails. There will be those.

Soft-opens this weekend for lunch, Dyafa, 44 Webster St, Oakland 510-250-9491, see the menu

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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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