Restaurant Pops Up at Slim's: Radio Africa & Kitchen
W. Blake Gray /SF Weekly
Aug. 15 2011
Food is to us what rock 'n' roll was to Baby Boomers. Can there be better evidence than this? A music club is hosting pop-up dinners. The club, founded by local musician Boz Scaggs, has started bringing in a new outfit every Monday; so far that's included the Jetset Chef and Cathead's BBQ. Tonight (Monday) it's Radio Africa & Kitchen, founded by Ethiopia-born chef Eskender Aseged and itself a nomad operation for more than five years.
Now that's what we call gourmet.
Aseged says tonight's menu includes saffroned prawns with heirloom tomatoes and white corn; wild mushroom crostini with nettles and Manchego cheese; and eggplant and summer squash lasagna with Israeli couscous, goat cheese, and Asian spinach.
The Monday food might come as a shock to regular diners, who show up for bar fare like mozzarella sticks, cheese-filled jalapeño poppers, and cheddar and bacon potato skins. We look forward to the day when the club's two interests are combined, and we can see the Kottonmouth Kings and stave off our munchies with a grilled peach salad with goat cheese and arugula. Until then, we'll eat before the show, unless it's Monday, in which case the eats are the show.
Radio Africa & Kitchen starts at 5:30 p.m. Mon., August 15, at Slim's.
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