Eat + Drink
Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon Appetit!
Stir up some trouble this week with these drinking events.
After several years in the making Barrel Head Brewhouse recently opened its doors at 1785 Fulton at Masonic. The spacious 150-seat brewpub has an steel and concrete industrial feel balanced by booths built from refurbished wood, a massive wood slab bar and other slab table tops scattered on the main floor bar and mezzanine. The focal point behind the bar is a torpedo where 30 taps pour out the brews. Barrel Head’s 15-barrel brewing system lines the facing wall.
Most liquor bottles lining back bar shelves are as much products of marketing departments as they are of distillers. But, increasingly, bartenders are applying their real-world expertise to develop new spirits.
The latest foodie happenings across the Bay Bridge.
The Bay Area’s newest food markets are big on local and house-made provisions, in the tradition of European food halls.
Hear ye, food fans: We've got some news for you this week. The people behind successful mid-Market breakfast and lunch spot Little Griddle are opening a spinoff in the former Pearl's space; the Outerlands reopening is delayed and we've got some slightly sad news about the chef; and a bevy of Bay Area chefs and others were nominated for James Beard Awards this week.