1. Spring Sprouting
This is that great time of year when root vegetables and caramelized braises give way to signs of spring. We’re seeing some of the seasons’ finest vegetables making their debuts on menu around town: Jardinière is serving Prather Ranch lamb with fava beans and spring onion, Millennium has artichokes al cartoccio with roasted fennel; spring garlic; spicy seitan sausage and Meyer lemon, and at Pizzeria Delfina you can order a side-dish of first-of-the-season asparagus topped with lardo butter.
"Nightwalk;" courtesy of Ryan Seng
Here’s 7 not-to-miss A+E happenings this week.
1. Greil Marcus at the Jewish Community Center on Tuesday, March 25
Rock critic and author Greil Marcus discusses his journalistic work on rock n’ roll and American culture as well as his latest book The Shape of Things to Come.
Yes, we know. It’s Monday. How to best survive the back-to-work blues? Start planning your weekend already! Here’s our pick for a hot shopping event that’s got a ton of great local fashion and beauty vendors on board—and is ideal for a day of girlfriend bonding. Event producer Lina Shatara even has 7x7 readers covered with a special promotional discount (2 tickets for $15). Just enter d329v08 when you buy tickets at www.mystylelounge.com.
I think my boyfriend’s mom might be hitting on me. She’s single and modern, but not openly dating women. However, I notice that every time I’m in her company, she goes out of her way to give me a back rub, or say something cute about my breasts. I think it would horrify my boyfriend if I suggested such a preposterous idea, but it’s really getting to the point where I dread time that I have to be in her presence. I don’t want to assume wrongly, but I’m not sure how to be graceful about the situation, either.—SV
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