A pintxo at Txoko. Photo © Heath Orchard 2011.
By Dana Massey-Todd: Sometimes my twenty-one-year-old brother comes to visit me in the city, and we try to figure out fun things to do. It’s hard, because he has a huge appetite, no money, and loves beer. So you can be sure that come Thursday August 2nd, I’ll be dragging him over to ~SOLSTICE~ for all-you-can-eat sliders paired with a beer tasting from Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Tickets are only $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and you get three samples of Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s beer, so it’s really the perfect place for younger bros of all stripes. The deal lasts from 7pm-9pm. 2801 California St. at Divisadero, 415-359-1222.
As of today ~TXOKO~ will be offering a special chef’s tasting menu called “5 for 50,” (5 courses for $50 available every night from 6pm until closing). And starting August 7th, every Tuesday will be jazz night, meaning the Nick Rossi Trio will accompany your happy hour noshing and drinking from 5:30pm-8:30pm. And what a happy hour it is: from 5:30pm-7pm there will be $3 draft beers, $6 glasses of garnacha, $10 pitchers of sangria, and $1 pintxo specials.
And over in the Mission, ~IZAKAYA YUZUKI~ is now offering a pretty cool happy hour as well. They’re offering two otsumami, or appetizer snacks, intended to be eaten with sake, along with two sake samples, all for $9. So get snacking! Happy hour is Mon-Sat 5:30pm-7pm.