Lower Haight Leftovers: Hawaiian Pizza Edition

Food, drinks, music and dancing — life is good in this week's Lower Haight Leftovers.


Tonight at Madrone, Groove Merchant Records is throwing an all-vinyl dance party. DJs Cool Chris, Vinnie Esparza, B.Cause, Jerry Nice and Jon Blunck will be spinning tunes from all sorts of genres, including funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, reggae, and boogie. The party goes from 9pm to 2am and costs $5 at the door.


Also tonight, a familiar scene will unfold at DSF (520 Haight): American Tripps Ping Pong. Details on this one are few, but it starts at 8pm and costs $5.


Also tonight, Underground SF (424 Haight) hosts the return of "The Greasetrap," with DJs Doc Fu, Enki, and Pause playing "old school big booty classics and new school slappers." Along with the beats, there will be cheap drinks and fried chicken specials from Wing Wings. It's 21+, and doors open at 10pm.


Speaking of chicken, a website called Serious Eats posted a round-up of the best fried chicken in San Francisco. The all-around winner? Our very own Memphis Minnie's. "The crust was texturally perfect and adhered well to the skin; and those 5 secret seasonings, whatever they may be, amped the overall flavor up from a good-if-standard fried chicken dinner to a truly memorable one." Meanwhile, Wing Wings took home the title for best dipping sauces.


Oh Ike, why must you tease us? SFBay.ca reports that Ike Shehadeh of Ike's Place is considering moving his flagship sandwich shop, and that he's been contacted by a location in the Lower Haight. Don't get too excited just yet, though — we've been down this road before.


This week, Eater named Maven (598 Haight) one of its 15 Hottest Brunch Restaurants, dubbing it "the hottest new brunch to hit the Lower Haight in years."


Finally, the rapid rise of Divisadero is becoming official, as yesterday the City Planning Commission agreed to tweak zoning rules to create a Divisadero commercial corridor. This means the stretch of Divis from Haight to O'Farrell would see lots of business-related rule changes, on issues like liquor sales, parking requirements, and second-floor business operations. The Board of Supervisors now must decide whether to give the plan its final approval, which would make Divisadero the 28th such commercial district in the city.


That's all for this week. Did we miss anything? tips [at] haighteration {{dot}} com.

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