April 17, 2012

April 17, 2012
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The bar at Big; photo from Facebook.

A very charming-looking bar called ~BIG~ is now open, according to Grub Street and SFoodie. Ironically, the bar is very small, holding up to 25 guests. But it also means barman Brian Felley is going to take very customized care of you, based on your beverage likes and proclivities. Cocktails are reportedly going to run $15, but will feature very primo ingredients. Take a peek at Grub Street’s slideshow, it looks very cool. Open Thu-Sat 6pm-2am. 761 Post St. at Leavenworth.

This Thursday April 19th, Sarah Sung of UrbanDaddy is guest bartending at ~JARDINIÈRE~. She will be serving the rye-based Monte Carlo, and tequila-based Monte Carlos for $9 each (you can also get pork belly sliders for $9). All proceeds from the Monte Carlo/Carlos will go to support California Coastkeeper Alliance. 6pm-8pm.

And lastly, swing by ~TONIC~ this Thursday April 19th, and folks from the Central YMCA will be making cocktails for happy hour. All tips will go to help the YMCA provide programming and services for youth and seniors in and around the TL. 6pm-9pm. 2360 Polk St. at Union.

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RN74 dining doom and market board. Photo from RN74.

I’ve got some specials and info for ya, which should come in handy considering tax time has taken away a lot of surplus funds for folks this week. Let’s start with ~CREDO~ in the Financial District, which is offering happy hour specials throughout the week (2:30pm-6:30pm), through Friday April 20th. You can also get a pizza for $0.99 (or it might be $1—depends on whether you’re a 99-percenter or not) if you purchase any glass of wine or cocktail at regular price.

~RN74~ is celebrating its third birthday from April 22nd-28th. Swing by for specials like $3 takeaway treats (peanut butter mousse, vanilla bean panna cotta, French cookies), and $3 selected drinks from the happy hour menu all night.

Did you know ~BLACKBIRD~ in the Castro has been expanding their wine-by-the-glass program, offering 10 wines by the glass? There’s now a special wine flight called Blackbird Takes Flight, with three 2-oz. pours of artisanal wine and a full wine-based cocktail for $15.

Lastly, ~ANDALU~ is launching Mac and Cheese Mondays, with $2 crispy mac and cheese, $3 Trumers, and $4 Fernet all night long (5:30pm-10pm).