June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016

Last week’s opening of International Smoke at Mina Test Kitchen was obviously star-studded, since the project is a collaboration with ~Ayesha Curry~. Also in the house: ~Stephen Curry~ and ~Drake~! There’s a fun pic on chef Adam Sobel’s Instagram here. Good luck getting a seat at this pop-up!

It seems the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to make EPIC Steak their dining hall this month for the NBA Finals. On Saturday June 4th, the entire team (including ~LeBron James~) came in for dinner upstairs in the private dining room. The team enjoyed grilled shrimp, assorted pizzas, steak skewers, and empanadas as appetizers. Then they devoured a prix-fixe menu of Caesar salad; a choice of salmon, rib-eye, or New York steak; and a chocolate tart for dessert.

They were back again this past Sunday evening: LeBron James and 11 other guests (including teammates James Jones, J.R. Smith, Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson, and Dahntay Jones) returned to EPIC Steak for some surf and turf (lobster and steak). This time around they rented the entire upstairs so they could be a bit more private. (Dining out in SF right now can be a little tricky like that for them.)

We got these tidbits a bit late after my column a couple weeks ago, but let’s do it! A lot of Saturday Night Live folks were spotted around the city. One spy said “Lonely Island/SNLers ~Jorma Taccone~ and ~Will Forte~ (MacGruber!) were at Dirty Habit” and another said “~Adam Sandler~, ~Rob Schneider~, and ~Norm Macdonald~ sat at the [Rose Pistola] bar before they performed in town. They were tons of fun, and happily took pictures with fans.”