Way back in March, we teamed up with Jesse Friedman of Beer and Nosh, to present a beer night. The event was one of our best, and now we're ready to do it again, this time with some more summery flavors. Jesse has discovered a bunch of new beers, and we've developed some new dishes to highlight them.
Jesse has also alerted us to the work of Marlene Guerrero, who makes sandwiches for homeless people and distributes them under bridges and at bus stops. Marlene partners with organizations that are also reaching out to the homeless but the majority of the money comes out of her own pocket. She loves the experience of giving to her community and getting to know people in the process. She gives out 200 meals twice a month and is trying to expand her program to once a week. We'll donate our profits from this night to support her efforts.
Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad: with Tartine fry bread, goat cheese and basil - $7
Cheese Plate: Langres French washed rind soft cheese with grilled nectarine and balsamic-malt honey - $6
Banh Mi Fish Taco: Beer Battered Rockfish with lemongrass guacamole, cucumber, daikon, carrot, jalapeno and cilantro on crispy tortilla - $7
Kale and Maitake Gratin: with "beer nuts" spring onions and gruyere - $7.5
Lamb Belly and Fig: with farmers cheese, shiso and pasilla pepper on a homemade flatbread - $7
Bierwurstbrotten: slice of malted beer-sausage bread griddled and topped with caramelized onions and Black Noddy gravy - $7
Smoky Chicken Wings with pear, celery, and rocquefort - $7.5
Brioche Donuts: one light malt and toasted coconut and one dark malt and chocolate frosted - $5.5
Beer Float: Humphry Slocombe Cinnamon Brittle Ice Cream in Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Belgian Double - $5.5
Scoop of Humphry Slocombe 21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat Ice Cream - $3.25
21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA (7.20% ABV)
21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat (5.20% ABV)
Big Sky Moose Drool (Brown Ale 5.10% ABV)
Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin (Thai-spiced Belgian Double, 16 Oz Can, 8.50% ABV)
Buckbean Black Noddy (Schwarzbier Black Lager, 16 Oz Can, 5.20% ABV)
Oskar Blues Gordon (Imperial Red IPA, 8.70% ABV)
Maui Brewing Coconut Porter (5.70% ABV)
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$330 to the Food Pantry, $690 to SF Food Bank (two nights), $290 to Delancey Street Foundation
Jesse is a fantastic photographer, and has taken some of the best pictures of our food. Check out all seven of those links--it took forever to copy them in.