November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013
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The new bar at Hi Lo. Photo: Eric Wolfinger.

The changes continue over at ~HI LO~. Opening Wednesday November 6th is a new 10-seat bar inside the dining room, plus 10 new cocktails from Michael Lazar and Saul Ranella (here’s the menu). An item of note: for the month of November, 100 percent of the proceeds from the Jalisco Heat cocktail will go to the Friends of Maverick Foundation, raising money for the neighbors displaced by the fire. Chef Robin Song has also launched a new menu, with additions like Duroc pork ribs (served both wet and dry), coal-roasted beet salad ($10), and winter squash cooked in the smoker’s firebox.

~LA URBANA~ has opened their annex bar, Garage Urbano, to handle spillover from the main bar, and has more of a hangout vibe (think folding chairs and table games like dominoes). There’s also a $5 honor bar with craft Mexican beers and agua de jamaica, or you can order cocktails from the main bar from servers in the garage as well. Open Thu-Sat 5pm-1am.

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For the month of November, 21st Amendment and Magnolia Brewery are hosting their fifth annual BRU/SFO Project, aka Belgian Beer Month. They will be releasing 12 Belgian-style beers during the month of November, along with incentives to try them all (like you need an incentive). Pick up a Boarding Pass for the BRU/SFO Project at either pub and start collecting stamps for each Belgian beer you drink—collect all 12 stamps and receive the BRU/SFO Project commemorative glass at either brewpub, while supplies last. There’s also a little social media contest (#BRUSFO)—read the details here. Cheers.

Love Sancerre? Want to get to know it more? Get your tickets for this Sancerre tasting event on Wednesday November 13th with Pamela Busch at ~18 REASONS~. She’ll be choosing a variety of different styles for you to try. 7pm-9pm; $40 for 18 Reasons members, $50 for the general public. Tickets here.