July 24, 2018

July 24, 2018
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The interior of Fool’s Errand (formerly Mojo). Photo via Fool’s Errand on Facebook.

I was walking on Divisadero after picking up some groceries for my post-vacation empty fridge, and was happy to see signs of life back at the Mojo Bicycle Cafe location, now ~FOOL’S ERRAND~ from John Dampeer, who came down from Noe Valley (Caskhouse, Hamlet) to join us. The space looks pretty similar, with a bit of a refresh and new mural. The parklet was as busy as ever.

The wine list has some unique choices, including some natural wines and Slovenian picks (cool) and the beer list also has some quality selections, both on draft and bottled (Cellarmaker, Fieldwork, and more). Here’s the wine by the glass and beer list, plus some snacks, including a couple salads and of course charcuterie and cheese. Free popcorn during happy hour: Mon-Fri 2pm-6pm. Open Mon-Sat 2pm-12am and Sun 2pm-10pm. 639A Divisadero St. at Grove.

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‘Aina Bento and Harmonic Brewing are hosting the perfect Sunday party. Photo: Yen Phan.

A couple events for you: on Sunday July 29th, ‘Aina Bento is going to be popping up at Harmonic Brewing. Take a look at their bountiful bento boxes in my Table Talk post, and you can get your ticket here, which is good for one bento of your choice (I loved the BBQ kalbi ribs) and one beverage of your choice (just $17.50, a total steal)! Food service runs 2pm-6pm. 1050 26th St. at Minnesota.

Also in Table Talk, I mentioned CUESA’s upcoming Party Under the Palms: Summer Cocktails of the Farmers Market on Wednesday August 1st at Jack London Square in Oakland. It features an all-East Bay lineup of 12-plus bartenders making original cocktails using peak-season summer produce from Jack London Square Farmers Market. Count me in! All proceeds support CUESA’s education programs and the USBG’s professional development programs.

But here’s the bonus for you: use code “tablehopperoakland” for 10% off the $45 tickets! See you there? I’m planning to check out Dyafa after the party—there’s also the new Belcampo and Farmhouse Oakland! 5:30pm-8pm. Jack London Square, Palm Plaza (Embarcadero at Webster, Oakland).