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A Marriage of Bread and Beer, Exclusively at Bar Tartine

Beer Meets Bread in Bar Tartine and Linden Street's New Brew

Yeast is a key ingredient for both brewers and bakers: it helps bread rise, making it soft and puffy, and without it, beer wouldn't have carbonation or alcohol. But the strains of yeast used in a loaf of sourdough or a bottle of lager have remained very different, until now. Linden Street Brewery recently introduced Our Daily (B)red, a beer that's fermented with the sourdough starter that's made Tartine Bakery's loaves world-famous. 

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1. Local Edition Opens: The team behind Bourbon & Branch and Rickhouse has added a new spot to their portfolio. Newspaper-themed Local Edition (left) is housed in the historic Hearst Building's cavernous basement, which is also the former Call and Examiner printing room. The decor, as with its predecessors, is vintage-inspired and romantic; the vibe is 50's jazz club (red booths, dramatic lighting, curtains, cocktail waitresses in black frocks) meets old-school journalists' watering hole (period newspapers displayed in shadow boxes, typewriters lining the back walls).

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

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Studiomix - The Latest Spot to Get Your Swell On

Studiomix Brings More-Is-More Workouts to Van Ness

With the small size of commercial spaces in San Francisco, gyms and other indoor workout spots often have to specialize in order to accommodate. It's great news if you're looking for personal attention in your Pilates class, but if you're an exerciser who craves novelty, trotting from gym to gym to mix up your routine can be wearying (and expensive). Studiomix, a new shrine to physical culture near the intersection of Van Ness and Geary, is hoping to change that, offering seemingly every conceivable workout experience in a single gym with a single membership fee. 

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1. Cerveceria de MateVeza Opens: MateVeza, which brews naturally caffeinated beer with yerba mate in Ukiah, has launched a beer bar and test brewery (left) just around the corner from Dolores Park, in the former Lilah Belle's space. Their eight drafts include all three of their own beers (an IPA, a black lager, and Morpho, an herbal collaboration ale with Mill Valley Beerworks), as well as rotating selections from Moonlight, Magnolia, and Marin Brewing. Once their 20-gallon brewing system is up and running, they'll offer 1-2 experimental drafts as part of their regular lineup. Also on offer: fresh empanadas from El Porteno, and a refrigerator case stocked with 100 different types of bottled beer.

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Zyzzyva Spring Issue Release

Thursday, April 12, 7:30 pm, at The Booksmith (1644 Haight St.)

Tuesday, April 24, 7 pm, at Tosca Cafe (242 Columbus Ave.)

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1. Raven's Grand Opening Bash: The Folsom corridor between 7th and 8th has added another cool bar to its ranks. Raven has two personalities in its two stories: the downstairs is a charming craft-cocktail bar with a hip, speakeasy vibe, while the upper level is a high-energy dance club, complete with disco ball. To celebrate their grand opening, the Raven folks are throwing a party, with complimentary Tres Agaves tequila cocktails, appetizers, and a DJ spinning. Admission is free, but space is limited; RSVP here to get on the list. (Thursday, April 5, 6-8 pm, at Raven, 1151 Folsom St., SOMA.)

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Literature + Regret = Regretrature

Wednesday, April 4, 8 pm, at the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa St.)

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1. Fish & Farm's New Happy Hour: Fish & Farm, the restaurant in the Mark Twain Hotel off Union Square, is hoping to lure a few locals with a new happy hour focused on sustainable bites. On offer: $3 craft brews, $5 wine by the glass, and 2-for-1 featured cocktails like the Crystal Skull 14 (Crystal Head vodka, Cynar, agave nectar, lime, and allspice, topped with burnt orange), which recently won a Crystal Head vodka cocktail competition. Pair your drink with $3 bites like juicy pork skewers, housemade market pickles, or fish tacos. (Daily, 4-6 pm, at Fish & Farm, Mark Twain Hotel, 339 Taylor St., Union Square.)

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