Upcoming Restaurant Anniversary Celebrations


The Lincoln Grill (where The Elite Cafe is now).


The Elite Cafe now (photo courtesy of The Elite Cafe).

Send some Happy Birthday wishes to some of the restos celebrating their anniversaries this month and join in their festivities! Start with ~HOG & ROCKS~ on Sunday July 10th from 3pm-7pm. They’re partying with oysters in a variety of preparations, a whole roasted pig, platters of ham, fried bites, and more; and in the way of drinks, Tres Agaves margaritas, Maker’s Mark bourbon whiskey, and some beers too. Eat and drink freely for $25.

~ACQUERELLO~ is turning 22 on Tuesday July 12th, and all guests who come in to dine that evening will be offered complimentary bubbly and a surprise from the chef. (Have you eaten there since I posted my review not too long ago? You really should.)

Make a toast to ~MAVERICK~’s six years on Wednesday July 13th with a glass of bubbly, gratis for guests who order dinner.

New Orleans-inspired resto ~THE ELITE CAFE~ celebrates 30 years on Thursday July 14th with the unveiling of a new seating section containing private wooden booths for two, and for the next 30 days (through August 13th), guests can order a special $30 prix-fixe anniversary menu featuring Meetinghouse biscuits; choice of starters like shrimp and scallion johnnycakes with a roasted red pepper relish and lime cream; choice of entrées like California seafood gumbo with shrimp, scallops, oysters, and crabmeat; and choice of desserts like beignets with triple espresso bean ice cream and fudge sauce, and bananas Foster. Wine and cocktail pairings are an additional $30. 2049 Fillmore St. at California, 415-346-8400.