September 22, 2009

"Breaker-Breaker 1-9, this is Italian Stallion, calling you from the van. Looks like I've got the fuzz on my tail, I'm toast, over." You too can practice your CB radio chatter skills at the new ~KOZY KAR~ bar. The former N Touch is now tricked out like the custom vans of the 1970s, complete with naked pinups lacquered into the bar top, waterbeds, shag carpet, mirrored ceilings, the works. And yes, CB radios. The bar serves canned beer (Schlitz, PBR, Hamm's, Olympia), box wine, and booze, with 70s rock on the sound system. Oh yeah, and eight tracks, too. Open Tue-Sat 6pm-2am. 1548 Polk St. at California, 415-336-2340.

Monday Night Football fans should know that Pizza Politana will be pulling up with their wood-fired brick oven at ~BLOODHOUND~ for every Monday night football game. There will also be $3 draft beers all night. 5pm onwards. 1145 Folsom St. at 7th St., 415-863-2840.

More pizza and booze: ~222 HYDE~ has finished its transformation under new ownership, and according to this post on GrubStreet, there's a new menu of pizzas from their electric oven ($10-$12) and new beers on tap. Which is exactly what you need after working up a sweat on the dancefloor. (Plus new bathrooms, hallelujah, the potty dungeon is gone.) 222 Hyde St. at Turk, 415-345-8222.

~SAKE DAY 2009~ is coming up on Thursday October 1st at the Jewish Community Center, with over 100 sakes to sample. True Sake and Mari's Catering are also setting up four sake pairing stations, including Japanese, Californian, El Salvadorian, and Mediterranean dishes, plus a Japanese street food station with mini veggie okonomiyaki, chicken yakisoba, soy grilled corn, and sausage on a stick. (To honor Jewish Community Center's Kashrut policy, they are not using pork or shellfish for this event.) Vegetarian options are available—just ask at each station. There will also be 12 more stations of vendor-provided sake. Advanced tickets are $80/person, $85 cash at the door. Buy online at until September 30th or at Sozai Restaurant and Sake Lounge (corner of Irving St. at 16th Ave.). Registration: 5:30pm, doors at 6pm, event runs until 9pm. Please bring a valid I.D. 3200 California St. at Presidio.