March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011
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Yo winos. ~TERZO~ is back with their popular special that lets you take half-off the $40-and-under wines on their list (you’ll get to choose from more than 20 bottles of their most popular wines). The offer is available Sun-Wed for guests ordering dinner (since it’s a small plates-focused menu, that means two small plates or one large plate per person). Sorry, holidays and private parties are excluded from the offer.

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Local writer Gregory Dicum has just released The Pisco Book, a comprehensive guide to the world of pisco, including its history, production, history in San Francisco, and of course, drink recipes. There will be a book launch party on Wednesday April 6th at ~LA MAR CEBICHERIA PERUANA~ starting at 8pm, with ORO Pisco cocktail specials, and Gregory will be signing books. Media pals: there will be an earlier party at 5:30pm with complimentary drinks and a guided tasting, RSVP here for admittance. Pier 1 1/2 The Embarcadero, 415-397-8880.

After hosting the naming contest for the Gravity Room space, I followed up with owner Paul Owens (Tortilla Heights) to find out if a tablehopper reader ended up coming up with the winning name. Sure enough, a reader is $1k richer. It’s going to be called ~THE HUDSON~ (no relation to the Hudson in Oakland). R3 Builders are currently building out the space; stand by for the opening date, which should be this late spring/early summer. 3251 Scott St. at Chestnut.

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Opening in downtown Burlingame in early April will be ~BARRELHOUSE~, a neighborhood bar from the owners of the Vinyl Room, Jose Natividad and Juan Loredo. They are working with interior designer Lauren Geremia from Geremia Design, who is custom designing interior elements, and using natural materials like wood (there is a wall made entirely of pieces of reclaimed wood), glass, and raw metal. The owners want to offer an exceptional beer, wine, and cocktail menu, and bartender Rick Edwinson is working on a barrel-aged sangria and Manhattan. There will also be bar bites from a neighboring restaurant. They are also planning to feature live salsa bands on Sundays during the summer months. Hours will be 4pm-2am daily, and open earlier for sports and special events. 305 California Dr. at Burlingame, Burlingame.