|The Chezeret cocktail at Perbacco|
If you’re looking for some traditional ways to celebrate this holiday weekend, check out our roundup of 10 Hip Spots Serving Easter Brunch and Where to Find Passover Seders and Provisions. Those of you in search of something a little bit more left of center should consider these quirky foodie options that include a whiskey and waffle night, Passover cocktails and a Jesus of Nazareth Last Supper pop-up.
Whiskey and Waffles at Rye
If you can’t eat leavened foods or bacon, pass over this one. Everyone else should consider heading to the bar Rye on Friday evening, which hosts a weekly night waffles and whiskey pop-up. This week features Chrissy’s Waffle who’ll be hawking bacon doughnut waffles ($5) paired with the Crimp’s Buck, a rye cocktail made with housemade ginger syrup, soda and Jerry Thomas bitters ($8) (Friday, 5:30-8:30 PM, 688 Geary St; 415-474-4448).
Sipping Seder Cocktails At Perbacco
The Downtown Italian already hosted its official sit-down Seder this past Wednesday, but you can still order any one of the specialty Sipping Seder cocktails, such as the Chazeret (gin and artichoke liqueur, shown above), the Karpas (parsley and gin) and Betizah (brandy, bourbon and egg whites) throughout the week and weekend at the bar (230 California St; 415-955-0663).
Jesus of Nazareth Last Supper/Easter Brunch at Truck Stop Café
Jake Godby (Humphry Slocombe) continues his controversial last meal of death row inmates dinner series at the Truck Stop Café this Saturday with an a la carte menu inspired by the granddaddy of all last meals—the Last Supper. A sort of culinary version of “What Would Jesus Eat?” the menu includes riffs of the famous Passover Seder he and his cronies at on the night before his crucifixion - think lamb sloppy Joes on French toast, fontina and charoset grilled cheese sandwiches and a Seder Blue Plate Special comprised of matzo ball soup, brisket hash, poached eggs and horseradish and olive-oil almond cake (Saturday, 6-10 PM, 1900 Folsom St).
Sunday’s A Drag Easter Bonnet Competition at The Starlight Room
You might want to leave grandma home for this one. The “ladies” of the Sunday’s A Drag show will be showing off their favorite Easter bonnet and asking the audience to do the same at this racy Easter brunch show at The Starlight Room. The event includes an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet and a classic drag show hosted by local celebrity Donna Sachet (Sunday, first show at 11 AM, second show at 2:30 PM, reservations recommended, 450 Powell St; 415-395-8595).
Behind the Cart Underground Pop-Up Benefit Dinner
Explore the stories and fare of food-truck culture at this underground dinner party happening in the Mission on Sunday night in a secret location. Participating food truck chefs include Boffo Cart, Doc’s of the Bay, the Grease Box GrilledCheez Guy, Quiche & Carry, Frozen Kuhsterd + Starter Bakery, and Bits of Box. The sit-down dinner, which doubles as a fundraiser for kids in underserved neighborhoods, will also include a discussion about the mobile cart life (Sunday 7 PM at TBA location, $65 per person, for tickets and more details, go here).