When: Tue., Nov. 11, 5:30-11 p.m. 2014
Is there a more underrated culinary conceit than breakfast for dinner? Diners, assorted greasy spoons, and anyone who’s ever enjoyed pancakes and sausage links at 10 p.m. understand the concept well — the “fancier” restaurants are just playing catch-up. This Tuesday, Hog’s Apothecary (375 40th St., Oakland) will get in on the action, launching its brand new weekend brunch menu with a one-night-only breakfast-for-dinner event. Chef-owner John Streit will try his darnedest to convince brunch-eaters that craft beer is, in fact, a natural accompaniment for the classic American brunch by serving a menu heavy on savory dishes meant to be washed down with a cold brew: chicken and waffles, biscuits and gravy, and a brunch-only burger featuring a pork-infused beef patty. A $20 ticket, purchased via EventBrite (you’ll find the link on the restaurant website), reserves your spot, though the dinner itself is an à la carte affair — the $20 gets deducted from your final bill.