Visions of sausage might bring muscly macho men and meat-hangovers to mind, but there are lots of light, summery links showing up on the menus of sausage-makers around town. All of these suggestions are made on the premises with a refreshing, seasonal spin. In other words, everyone is invited to this sausage party.
The SF Pride people estimate 1.2 million people will rally for this weekend's festivus. It all begins—officially, at least—tomorrow at noon in the Civic Center. Then Sunday's parade marches from The Embarcadero to City Hall. And you can bet your boxers the Castro will be blowing up all weekend long. Although many restaurants are simply hoping to survive the weekend influx, some of them are striking out with special offers or just happen to have prime seating. Here's a list of possibilites, across the SF scape.
Hitting a sausage place at the intersection of Market and Sixth to kick off the weekend doesn't exactly sound like the greatest idea. But how about a quick breakfast, devoid of tiresome lines, straight from the perfectionists behind Foreign Cinema's cult-followed brunch? Genius, right?
In January of this year, Foreign Cinema's Gayle Pirie and John Clark started serving morning meals at their two-year old mid-Market "sausage emporium," Show Dogs. And if the steady stream of weekend patrons filing through this past Saturday means anything at all, it was a very good idea. Breakfast is served every morning now, starting at 8 a.m. on the weekdays and at at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.