Salt & Straw Unveils Turkey Ice Cream and More Flavors Inspired by Thanksgiving Dinner

Salt & Straw gets into the holiday spirit

Salt & Straw is unveiling its Thanksgiving-themed ice cream flavors today, available through the end of November at all Bay Area locations: sweet potato casserole with maple pecans; roasted cranberry sauce sorbet; salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey; spiced goat cheese with pumpkin pie; and roasted peach-sage cornbread stuffing. The holidays have never tasted so sweet. Meanwhile, as Salt & Straw gears up to open a scoop shop in Palo Alto, the West Coast ice cream powerhouse is collaborating with Tacolicious Palo Alto to give Silicon Valley a sneak preview. You’ll be able to grab Salt & Straw’s popular sea salt caramel ribbons ice cream and Sightglass Coffee cashew praline ice cream with a Tacolicious mini churro for $2 on Sunday, November 4 (5 to 7 p.m.), Sunday, November 11 (6 to 8 p.m.), and Sunday, November 18 (6 to 8 p.m.).

Michelin-starred Indian restaurant now has cocktails

Starting today, Burlingame’s Rasa is serving a robust cocktail menu with a combination of modern flavors (squid ink, balsamic vinegar, matcha) and traditional Indian ingredients (ghee, ginger, mango). Check out the new menu below.

Quireda: tequila, mezcal, green apple, lime, cayenne salt, caramelized jalapeno

Lunch from Son’s Addition?

Kind of. The bustling Mission restaurant is only open on weekdays for dinner, but starting today, it’s offering weekday lunch via Caviar delivery. The menu includes small plates, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and grain bowls. Think along the lines of grilled steak on a farro bowl with greens, pickled peppers, and spicy lime vinaigrette, or a fried chicken sandwich with slaw, umami aioli, and spicy pickles.

Rustic, tangy, eggy, sweet

San Leandro’s buzzy As Kneaded Bakery opens this weekend. Head over from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to snag samples of Iliana Berkowitz’s baguettes, crusty sourdoughs, and challah.

Oakland’s new Blue Bottle Coffee is here

Friendly reminder that the Blue Bottle at 4001 Piedmont Avenue is opening tomorrow — and giving away free coffee from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vietnamese to the Castro

Pho 335 is now open at 335 Noe Street, in the former Mr. Fu Kitchen space. Pho is fittingly the specialty here, with nine variations on beef pho and 12 styles of chicken pho.

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