Inside San Francisco - October 5th, 2016

Inside San Francisco (Oct 5th, 2016)

 Today's forecast is sunny with a high/low of 66/52 F. 
San Francisco’s Embarcadero has been named one of the most at-risk historical treasures in the U.S. by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The three-mile seawall was one of 11 endangered historic places listed by the organization. “We wanted to call attention to the fact that thousands of historic resources along our shorelines and our rivers are at risk from sea-level rise,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust. The group also called Embarcadero a “major economic engine” for the Bay Area. – SFG

Despite rumors of an October bow, the new Trader Joe’s supermarket at 4th and Market will not open until 2017. Some had previously reported that it would open as early as October. Officials from Trader Joe’s now say it will not open until 2017, and an exact date was not provided. Further updates are expected to be posted to the company’s website. – HL

Housing activist Brian Basinger is appealing a project that would demolish five structures, which he claims have historic and contemporary LGBTQ significance. The Planning Commission will consider a 12-story development project between 950 and 974 Market Street in a meeting on Oct. 27. "Bulldozing these buildings would have substantial environmental impacts to the LGBT historic resources in the neighborhood," said Basinger, who wants the area to become an LGBTQ Historic District. – HL

One Bay Area photographer’s images of fog moving into San Francisco from atop Mount Tamalpais are going viral. Lorenzo Montezemolo, who moved to the area 18 years ago, has snapped hundreds of photos of fog moving over the city with his Nikon D810. “I think there’s a little bit of Sleepy Hollow to it,” he says. The peak of Mount Tamalpais stands at 2,576 feet, which allows Montezemolo to take photos of the fog from unique angles. – WIRED

The couple behind Rich Table, the eclectic San Francisco restaurant, will soon open a rotisserie restaurant in the city as well. To be located on 101 Oak Street, Sarah and Evan Rich’s RT Rotisserie will focus on providing a more “leisurely experience” for their sit-down patrons. “There's something about chopping up a whole chicken and eating with your hands that really brings the table together,” Evan Rich told Eater. RT Rotisserie will open in early 2017. – EATER

The San Francisco Giants will face off in the “win or go home” National League Wild Card game tonight against the New York Mets. Pitcher Madison Bumgarner will be on the mound for the Giants, while Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets. “We’ve got our hands full,” said Kelly Johnson of the Mets, who is 7-for-20 against Bumgarner. The first pitch is at 8:09 p.m. – NYT

Listen to Piano: Jim Brickman, the contemporary pianist, will be performing on Friday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. at Feinstein’s at the Nikko (222 Mason St., San Francisco). Some of his chart-toppers include "Valentine," "Love of My Life," "Simple Things," and "Peace." Tickets start at $50.00.

Get Tickets for a Tony Award Winner: The Tony Award-winning show, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” is now at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (1 Taylor St., San Francisco) through Sunday, Oct. 30. The musical follows a fictional rock and roll band, headed by a trans woman singer. Ticket prices vary according to the show date and availability. “For everyone, it will be a uniquely San Francisco experience.” – Claudia Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle

Celebrate Arab Film Culture: The 20th Annual Arab Film Festival will be held from Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 16. Short films will be aired at locations throughout San Francisco, including the Embarcadero Center Cinema and Harmony Gold. General admission to each film is $12.00 per adult. “The Arab Film Festival is an amazing way to get introduced to different cultures! Some years are better than others. It has a very laid back vibe to it, which I truly appreciate.” – Maddy S., Yelp
A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison after holding up a Wells Fargo in Inner Sunset back in January. Leonard Nathaniel Heath was already living in a halfway house after serving a prison sentence for a 1995 armed robbery.

Sixteen people have been accused of joining a retail theft ring, targeting stores such as Burberry and Barney’s in San Francisco. A San Francisco Superior Court named suspects in a grand jury indictment last week, and some of the charges against the individuals included robbery, grand theft, and commercial burglary. Many of the crimes were committed last year.
Two Santa Rosa residents and their dog were stabbed in a home invasion on Wednesday. Two suspects armed with a gun and a knife allegedly broke into a home on Flower Avenue, attacking a 57-year-old and 24-year-old before leaving the premises. The victims are being treated for their wounds, and the dog was turned over to animal control. However, the attackers were able to flee the home.
An upcoming celebration at The Perennial restaurant is now garnering excitement in San Francisco, according to SF Eater’s Ellen Fort. On Monday, Oct. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Mission Chinese Food creators (and owners of The Perennial) Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz will be gathering foodies and friends alike to reflect on their humble start.

Leibowitz and Myint originally began with Mission Street Food, a pop-up in a Chinese restaurant called Lung Shan. Eventually, they worked with chef Danny Bowien on a final concept for what is known today as Mission Chinese Food. Since then, they’ve taken on new endeavors, including The Perennial, but Leibowitz told Eater that they want to reconnect with their roots.

“It’s a one-time only, now or never kind of thing,” Leibowitz told Eater.

Attendees can expect an a la carte dinner, karaoke in the bar area, and plenty of music. Leibowitz and Myint are also accepting reservations. Past cooks, including Jordan Grosser (Alembic, Stag Dining Club) and Carlo Espinas (Comstock Saloon), have also been invited to mingle with attendees.
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