Liam's List: Restaurants, Wineries Back In Business

Liam Mayclem
June 12, 2020 - 10:56 am
Liam's List

Friday is a long-awaited, anticipated day for Bay Area foodies and wine lovers with the reopening of many restaurants and wineries. Please support as best you can. Check with your local spots to see if indeed they are open and what kind of service is being offered.

BBQ: BIG JIM BBQ IN SAN RAPHAEL
BBQ Chef Jim Modisset and his stellar team is open now by way of a pop-up for 30 + days at the New Tavern on Fourth St., San Rafael from Tuesday- Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy mouth-watering, fall off the bone BBQ. Texas Brisket, Pulled Pork, Zesty Pork Ribs and the best boneless grilled chicken around. Plus, tasty $2 street tacos. There’s more - killer cocktails and local brews. Pick-up only.

RESTAURANT: BEST OF BASQUE
Pull up a seat on the outdoor patio and enjoy the best of Basque cuisine by Chef Gerald Hirigoyen at Piperade in San Francisco now open for business. My faves on the menu: 
- *Seafood & Shellfish Stew “Bizkaiko,”
- Red Pepper Sauce
- *Braised Pork Cheeks, Tempranillo, Dried Plums, Carrot, Cipollini Onions

- *Pimentón Roasted Chicken, Garbanzos, Green Olive Sauce
The full menu is also available for curbside pick-up.

WINE: FOG CREST VINEYARD
Winemaker JEROME CHERY of FOG CREST WINERY invites you to dance for your vino. Join the special "virtual" wine experiences and visit the winery too by appointment only. Prepare for a party on your palate with some of the finest, most expressive Pinots made in the Russian River Valley. Winery owners ROSALYN & JIM are members of the African American Association of Vintners. Please pay them a visit. You’ll be thrilled you did.

MUSIC EVENT: (re) LIVE BOTTLE ROCK
Hey BottleRockers, past performances by OneRepublic, Neon Trees, and Michael Franti & Spearhead will stream as part of (re)Live BottleRock's weekly virtual series this Friday at 5 p.m. Proceeds from the livestream will benefit Crew Nation, Napa Valley Food Bank and NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Subscribe to BottleRock's YouTube channel to view the event and will not be available after airing. Yours truly will perform as Host and will introduce some very special music guests.

FESTIVAL: GROOVE WITH THE GROVE
SHEILA E & DOOBIE BROTHERS & THE ISLEY BROTHERS are among the performers as you as get your "virtual groove" on with one of the Bay Area’s longest running festivals - STERN GROVE. The debut broadcast is this Sunday at 4:30 p.m. on KPIX and online after at 5 p.m. here.

FOOD: RECIPES BY JOSE ANDRES
Join superstar chef & humanitarian Jose Andres for his "Food for the People" web series filmed from his home with his family. The daily dishes can be found on his Instagram page.

PODCAST: HEKLINA’S GOT THE BEAT
Listen to drag Superstar HEKLINA’s latest podcast with special guest Jackie Beat. She talks up her solo live shows, reminisced about pre-pandemic times in stunning Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Plus, one lucky listener gets a command performance.

WORKOUT: WITH BOB WEIR
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is inviting you for a workout and some hangtime at a showExpect the legendary deadhead to pump life into your workout session and perhaps croon along to some fave dead tunes as you go. Enter to win. Proceeds to HEADCOUNT a non-profit promoting voting among youth.

Liam’s List premieres Fridays on KPIX and is also available to download in a podcast via iTunes.

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