May 12, 2015

May 12, 2015
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On Monday May 18th, catch a big fab Negroni party at ~BURRITT ROOM~ celebrating the release of the new book, The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes & Lore. It was written by Gaz Regan, with photography from the talented Kelly Puleio, and is all about the vermilion Italian libation. The book includes 60 recipes for different Negronis, plus beautiful photography. The party includes lots of complimentary bites and $5 Negroni specials at the bar, from 5pm-8pm. 417 Stockton St. at Sutter, 415-400-0561.

Speaking of Negronis, the time is now to sign up for the annual Team Negroni Cycling Team ride, part of the Negroni Week festivities in June. It’s happening on Tuesday June 2nd, and registration is right here. The ride begins at Campari America, and then heads north through Marin; check out the route map here. Donations can be made here, to raise money for Helen David Relief Fund to assist women in the bar industry coping with cancer.

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The Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant wine bar. Yelp photo by Winne L.

~THE FERRY PLAZA WINE MERCHANT~ is closing the wine bar early tonight, Tuesday May 12th. It will close at 6pm and will then remain closed until Wednesday May 20th, for construction and improvements. The retail store will be closed on Wednesday May 13th only, and will remain open regular hours while the wine bar is undergoing renovation. These dates are all contingent upon inspections and construction timelines, so don’t hesitate to call before going over to make sure they’re back up and running. One Ferry Building, Shop 23, Embarcadero at Market, 415-391-9400.

On Tuesday May 19th, Neal Rosenthal of Rosenthal Wine Merchant and author of Reflections of a Wine Merchant will be at ~HEIRLOOM CAFÉ~ from 5:30pm to 7pm. He will be pouring six different wines from Rosenthal and discussing cellaring affordable wines with Heirloom’s owner Matt Straus. Tickets to the event are $50 per person and include the tasting, bites of duck confit Époisses burgers (oh yeah), tax, and gratuity.

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La Movida. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.

After all the drama we reported on at ~PLACE PIGALLE~, the space has officially closed as of Sunday May 10th. However, Scoop reports one more item: that the owners, New Parish Entertainment, have taken possession of ~LA MOVIDA~ on 24th Street in the Mission. They plan to open in the space this week, but don’t look for lots of changes. They’ll be keeping the name, menu, and decor for now, though some changes may come in June. 3066 24th St. at Treat, 415-282-3066.

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