August 14, 2013

August 14, 2013

Counter seating at Shorty Goldstein’s. Photo: ©

~SHORTY GOLDSTEIN’S~ has secured their shiny new beer-and-wine license this week, and started pouring adult beverages Monday August 12th. They’ll have two red wines, a white, and a rosé, including Writer’s Block Syrah and Tangent Albariño from California. For beer, look for choices like Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’, Rogue Hazelnut Brown, and Ninkasi Oatmeal Stout. They’ll have six beers altogether, all in bottles and priced at $4.50; taps may be coming soon.

They’ll be doing a happy hour Mon-Fri from 4pm-6pm, with $1 off beer, $2 off glasses of wine or 10 percent off bottles, plus a limited menu with snacks like crisp chicken skin (gribenes) with onion purée on crostini, pastrami knishes, and heirloom tomato and mozzarella skewers. Their sandwiches and larger plates will also be available. 126 Sutter St. at Montgomery, 415-986-2676.

The new restaurant in the Phoenix Hotel, ~CHAMBERS~, is now offering some great happy hour deals. Tue-Fri from 5pm-7pm, all beer, wine, and well cocktails are $5, plus there are lots of $5 bar bites, like chicken liver pâté, tater tots, and Spanish olives. 601 Eddy St. at Larkin, 415-829-2316.

Looking for a luxe experience with a slightly-less-luxe price tag? Don’t miss this opportunity to Raid the Cellar at ~FIFTH FLOOR~. They’ve hired a new sommelier and wine director, Jose Aguirre, and he and chef David Bazirgan have gone through the apparently overcrowded wine cellar and selected some pretty deluxe bottles to sell at a steep discount (most are about half off). All of the wines have been selected to pair well with the summer menu too.

Every Sunday until September 1st, ~PROSPECT~ will be offering a half-price discount on all bottles of wine. The wine list includes a wide array of prices, up to several hundred dollars, so there is something for every palate (and wallet). Look for a half bottle of Billecart-Salmon brut rosé Mareuil-sur-Ay (normally $75, now $37.50), the 2011 Occhipinti frappato (normally $70, now $35), and the 2010 Robert Sinskey pinot noir (normally $77, now $38.50). Prospect is open Sundays from 5:30pm-9:30pm.

Heads up industry, this one’s for you: also on Sundays at ~RN74~, flash an industry card for half off any of the market list bottles.


Photo by Sara Remington.

On Wednesday August 28th, ~QUINCE~ will be hosting Peay Vineyards for a special five-course dinner with wine pairings. Peay Vineyards is renowned for their pinot noir, but has an extensive portfolio composed of wine from grapes grown on their vineyard on the northern section of the West Sonoma Coast. Andy Peay will be present to tell you all about the wines. The dinner costs $175 per person (not including service charge and tax). Reservations are limited and recommended. To reserve, please call 415-775-8500.


Mission Bowling Club. Photo from Facebook.

~MISSION BOWLING CLUB~ is hosting the folks from Anchor Brewing for a special brewer’s dinner on Wednesday August 28th. The four-course dinner includes pairings from the brewery, and seatings are at 7:30pm and 9pm. Tickets are $75 and also include free shoe rental if you want your dinner with a side of bowling.