Salty Old San Francisco Landmark The Old Clam House is for sale
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- After 160 years of clam chowder, crab louie and fish sandwiches, Bayview’s Old Clam House is in the market for $ 2.75 million, as the Socketsite first reported. The Bayshore Boulevard monument, built in 1861 to serve waterfront workers, claims to be San Francisco’s oldest continuously operating restaurant (Tadich Grill has beaten it in years but not in continuity), but despite this, it has never been recognized or recognized as a historical resource. The purchase includes the iconic Old Clam House neon sign, liquor license and “fully equipped full-service restaurant,” but, as Socketsite points out, the land is zoned for development up to 65 feet. tall, which probably attracts the bay. Zone developers. The Old Clam House has been closed since the March 2020 Home Stay Order. [Socketsite]
- Bay Area beer bars Original Pattern and Beer Baron have responded to allegations of misconduct that emerged over the weekend amid a wave of stories of sexism and racism in the craft brewing industry. Oakland’s Original Pattern Brewing fired an assistant brewer who was accused of misconduct, and the Beer Baron owner claims he severed ties with a contractor who admitted inappropriate behavior. Modern Times Beer founder and CEO Jacob McKean announced he was stepping down from the company on Tuesday over allegations of misconduct at the company, but not before Oakland Brewery staff goes on strike. [SF Chronicle]
- The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Dinner Series returns – in person – this summer, and tickets are now on sale for a late August dinner at Sobre Mesa, Oakland’s beautiful Afro-Latino cocktail bar powered by Nelson. German. Hot from his appearance in several episodes on the current season of Bravo Excellent chef, German will team up with Sobra Mesa pastry chef Felicia Tom for the $ 300 three-course dinner on August 22.
- A new hybrid of wine and sushi bar opens this spring in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, reports the SF Chronicle, powered by the chef behind Bird Dog from Palo Alto. The Fantastic, located at 22 Franklin Street, will be a more relaxed setting for Robbie Wilson, who cooked at French Laundry and Nobu in Aspen, Colo., Before opening Bird Dog. The multi-faceted restaurant features a wine tasting room, sushi bar, dining room and semi-private lounge, and will serve a rotating menu of fish, caviar preparations and soft milk bread. Wilson plans to open The Fantastic in mid-June. [SF Chronicle]
- The return of major Bay Area festivals will kick off with the Stern Grove Festival next month, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Thursday, in what will be the 84th season of the free outdoor music festival. The concert series will run from June 20 through the end of August and culminate with the festival’s big annual picnic on August 29. the first concerts. Stay tuned for updates from the food truck.