Richie Nakano Returns With Fried Chicken Sandos + More Tasty News
Delicious things you should know about this week.
Hit the Pub
Pronounced slahn-cha, which means "good health" or "cheers" in Irish Gaelic, Sláinte has opened in Uptown Oakland. From the same team behind Hopscotch, the pub will offer home-style Irish cooking and both local and imported Irish beers. There'll be fish and chips, shepherd's pie, a sausage roll, and soda bread. // Tuesdays through Sundays; 131 Broadway (Oakland), slainteoakland.com
Dum, the California-inspired Indian soul food truck turned brick-and-mortar on 24th Street, is debuting its new spring menu with plenty of fresh green things. Order the asparagus and cheese paratha (a stuffed housemade bread) and the grilled lamb T-bone with a salad with cilantro, pickled onion, and sugar snap peas. // Tuesdays through Sundays; 3111 24th St. (Mission), dumsf.com
Fried Chicken Sandwiches!
IDK Concepts is a new venture from former Hapa Ramen slanger Richie Nakano. He's teaming with Christian Ciscle (Wing Wings) to serve fried chicken sandwiches on the patio at the newly opened Anina. There will also be snacks, sides, dessert, and, of course, plenty of drinks to wash it all down. // 5-8pm, Tuesday Apr. 25, at Anina, 482 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley). instagram.com/idkconcepts
Incredible Edible Eggs
Swing by Omnivore Books tonight to meet Mission author Rachel Khong as she reads from and signs copies of her new book, All About Eggs, published in collaboration with the editors of Lucky Peach (RIP). Bonus: delicious egg tarts from Yank Sing. // 6:30-7:30pm, Wednesday Apr, 19, at Omnivore Books, 3885a Cesar Chavez (Noe Valley). omnivorebooks.com/events
Drinks With Dogs
Cider Summit, the Bay Area's largest hard cider tasting, arrives at The Presidio this weekend with tastes from almost 200 cider makers, local and international. Soak it up with smoked meats from Slow Hand BBQ, and have some play time in the dog lounge hosted by Berkeley Humane and Wag Hotels. // 1-5pm, Saturday Apr. 22, 50 Moraga Ave Civil War Parade Ground Lawn (Presidio); tickets ($40) available here: cidersummit.boldtypetickets.com
Join chef Evan Rich for dinner this Sunday at Rich Table as he hosts winemaker Steve Clifton of Palmina Winery. Look for a "red sauce menu"—think roasted sweetbread piccata and eggplant parmesan—paired with wines crafted from Italian grapes. // Sunday, Apr. 23, at Rich Table, 199 Gough St (Hayes Valley); tickets are $65; email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.